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WELCOME to the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival!

HBFF 2013 will be screening an Official Selection of 73 films at the Ricardo Montalban Theater, located at 1615 N. Vine St, Hollywood CA 90028.

HBFF 2013’s INFOTAINMENT CONFERENCE takes place at the W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028 and features a wealth of informational panels and workshops covering a wide variety of topics which include: film production, distribution and marketing, pitching, writing for television and film, in addition to specific programs designed to inform and educate actors. 

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Individual Panel Tickets (W Hotel Hollywood) - $30, plus fee
Individual Screening Tickets (Ricardo Montalban Theater) - $15, including fee

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Thursday, October 3 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Impact of Science Fiction on New Technology

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Individual Panel Ticket  $30, plus fee (includes Part 1 & 2)

Project Stargazer NASA Panel (Part 1)

A panel of NASA scientists and engineers will discuss how science fiction has influenced the reality of advanced engineering and technology solutions, as well as how these solutions to real world space science challenges have given birth to products that address everyday societal needs. We will address current and future space missions and ways to inspire and excite audiences about the future of space exploration.

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Tony Chamblee

Director, Multi-Media & Technology; Project Stargazer, Hollywood Black Film Festival

Eric McGill

Sr. Technology Commercialization Manager, DAn Solutions
Eric presently serves as a Sr. Technology Commercialization Manager for DAn Solutions where he leads the NASA Goddard’s Spaceflight Center’s (GSFC) Innovative Technologies Partnerships office (ITPO) in matters pertaining to direct marketing of technologies for licensing.   He possesses a strong scientific background in R&D as well as entrepreneurial experience gained from discovering, developing... Read More →

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Dr. Karina Edmonds

Executive Director for Institute Corporate Relations, California Institute of Technology
Dr. Edmonds is a nationally recognized expert in the field of innovation, technology transfer and commercialization. She has over fifteen years of experience working with the private sector, universities and national laboratories across the country in the innovation space. Karina Edmonds was appointed Technology Transfer Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in April 2010 by Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu. Her position was... Read More →

Fred Farina

Chief Innovation Officer for California Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology
Fred Farina serves as the Executive Director of Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT). His responsibilities include managing OTT’s staff, evaluating inventions at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA), supervising patent prosecution and portfolio management, negotiating licensing deals with industry, and fostering the creation new startup companies based on Caltech/JPL technologies. Prior to joining OTT, Mr... Read More →

Dr. Randii Wessen

Senior Technical Staff, JPL Innovation Foundry
Dr. Wessen has been an employee of the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1984 March. He is currently a Senior Technical Staff Member to JPL’s Innovation Foundry. Prior to this Dr. Wessen was the Navigator Program System Engineer. This program’s goal is the detection of Earth-like planets around other stars, if they exist. He also was the Telecommunications & Mission Systems Manager... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
The W Hollywood, Great Room 3 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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