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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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Friday, October 4 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Out of This World: Writing & Producing Sci-Fi

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Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

Project Stargazer presented in partnership with ACT ONE

Do you have an idea for a movie that is worlds away or light years ahead of its time? This panel will talk about how to flesh out your futuristic hero, create detailed new worlds, weave your fiction from the laws of physics and the universe, and transcend the typical science fiction story to write a really special script. A good sci-fi movie relies on both a high concept idea and the emotions of a human story to make it enduring. Learn how to turn your idea into a working screenplay that crafts a visual narrative and tells a compelling story then bring it all together in post-production to create an epic-looking film that is visually stunning and keeps moviegoers on the edge of their seats. Explore the technologies, visual effects and CG Environment techniques that increase the production value of your sci-fi film. 

This panel will feature writers, directors, producers, and visual effects supervisors discussing the essential creative elements of storytelling and how they intersect with technology to create ground-breaking and original films.

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Christina Lee Storm

Producer / Executive Director, Act One
Christina Lee Storm is an international independent producer who has collaborated with filmmakers from around the world. She is partner and producer for her production company Accelerated Entertainment. Her most recent producing credits include To Save A Life, The Least of These, and Flesh: Bought & Sold in the U.S., a documentary about the widely overlooked yet widespread practice of human trafficking in the United States. Christina was... Read More →

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Steve Duncan

Screenwriting Professor, Writer/Producer/Co-Creator
Steve Duncan is a Professor of Screenwriting at Loyola Marymount University. A current member of WGA West and Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, his production credits include Co-creator and Executive Consultant of the CBS-TV Emmy-winning series Tour of Duty, Writer-Producer of the ABC-TV series A Man Called Hawk, and Co-writer of the Emmy-nominated TNT film The Court-Martial of Jackie Robinson. He's the author of A Guide to... Read More →
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Kevin Grevioux

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer and Comic Book Writer/Creator
Kevin Grevioux developed the original concept/premise and wrote the original screenplay along with director Len Wiseman for the film Underworld, launching the Underworld franchise. He appears in the film himself as a lycan, Raze, and returned as the character in the Underworld prequel Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, which he will also be adapting into a comic book mini-series. Writing, acting and executive producing... Read More →

Scott Leberecht

Visual Effects Art Director/Writer/Director
Scott Leberecht started his film career at George Lucas' Industrial Light & Magic in 1995.  His credits as Visual Effects Art Director include Walt Disney's FLUBBER, New Line Cinema's SPAWN, Warner Bros.' THE GREEN MILE, ERASER, and Tim Burton's THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW.  From 2001-2003, Scott attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, where he directed six short films. UNDERDOG and NATURAL SELECTION screened at... Read More →

Bill Marsilii

Bill Marsilii co-wrote the romantic time-travel thriller DEJA VU, which holds the record for the highest-priced spec screenplay of all time after selling to producer Jerry Bruckheimer and Touchstone Pictures for $5 million. Starring Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer and Jim Caviezel, the movie opened Thanksgiving 2006 and went on to gross over $180 million worldwide. Soon after, Bill sold 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA: CAPTAIN... Read More →

Jon Meier

Visual Effects Lighting & Environments Supervisor
Jon Meier is a specialist in the creation of visually compelling live action features and CG environments. He is a developer of efficient artistry, innovative techniques and tools. In his current role at the Oscar-winning Rhythm & Hues, he oversees the lighting and environment divisions. In that role he manages all the proprietary tools and workflows, works closely with Art Directors and LookDev Supervisors and leads the environment... Read More →

Leo Partible

Master Screenwriting Teacher, Act One and Comic Book Writer/Creator
Leo Partible has worn many hats in the entertainment industry: writer, artist, comic book creator, filmmaker, singer-songwriter, public speaker, and pop culture analyst. He began in the entertainment industry as a storyboard artist, mentored by legendary comic book and animation artist Nestor Redondo and worked as a film executive developing comic books into feature films. As a writer Leo contributed to several books including Behind the... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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