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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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Saturday, October 5 • 11:15am - 12:15am
Common First Draft Problems for Movies, TV Pilots & Web Series

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Individual Panel ticket $30, plus fee

Sponsored by Writers Boot Camp

In this informative and enlightening workshop, Writers Boot Camp Founder Jeffrey Gordon (JG) will identify the common mistakes writers of all experience levels make on early drafts, and explain the need for at least 10 specific drafts on your script prior to its submission to industry friends and contacts. By definition, first drafts are just a start. They lack the explicit “audience experience” and cultivated seamlessness expected in a viable script. Yet too often, motivated by the drive for approval and the desire for feedback, a writer will send out a script too soon. Entering its 25th anniversary next year, Writers Boot Camp’s short session will help you avoid common mistakes and steer your projects toward industry relevance.  Join JG and learn some of the tools that Writers Boot Camp alumni have learned that have helped them have 30 major movies produced in just the past two years (DUE DATE, FRIGHT NIGHT, THE FIFTH ESTATE, RUNNER RUNNER) and get staffed on the hottest TV series (Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Girls, American Horror Story, Modern Family).


Jeffrey Gordon

Founder, Writers Boot Camp

Saturday October 5, 2013 11:15am - 12:15am
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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