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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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Wednesday, October 2
 

12:00pm

Registration
Wednesday October 2, 2013 12:00pm - 3:00pm
W Hollywood Hotel, The Alcove 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028

7:00pm

Opening Night Film
Wednesday October 2, 2013 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

10:30pm

Opening Night After-Party
Wednesday October 2, 2013 10:30pm - 1:00am
The Ricardo Montalban Theater Atrium 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028
 
Thursday, October 3
 

8:00am

Registration
Thursday October 3, 2013 8:00am - 4:00am
W Hollywood Hotel 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

9:00am

The Impact of Science Fiction on New Technology

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.


Moderators
avatar for Tony Chamblee

Tony Chamblee

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

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Karina Edmonds

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 →
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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 →
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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

10:00am

The Ins & Outs of Navigating a Film Festival

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

This discussion will give filmmakers the necessary information to successfully navigate film festivals in order to maximize your time, make career changing connections, and gain visibility for your project.


Moderators
avatar for Yolonda Brinkley

Yolonda Brinkley

Yolonda Brinkley, CEO of YRB International Exposure-a boutique marketing communications firm specializing in sports and entertainment is an Illinois MBA with extensive communications, public relations & marketing experience. She is skilled in event planning, media/community relations, luxury lifestyle management, contract negotiations, marketing plan development and proposal creation. She holds a BA from Clark Atlanta University... Read More →

Speakers

Thursday October 3, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

10:15am

Developing Science Fiction Inspired by Space Science Facts

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

Project Stargazer NASA Panel (Part 2)

This will be a dynamic and interactive discussion between NASA engineers/scientists and writers/filmmakers to inspire new ways of portraying science fiction while uncovering the realities of space science facts.  The goal is to further the collaboration between an industry that is charged with telling visual stories and an organization responsible for undertaking the pursuit of hard science and space exploration.  The two groups will meet to focus collectively on uncovering material useful to both the scientific and filmmaking communities, with an emphasis on a quality information exchange that is accurate, compelling, and innovative.


Moderators
avatar for Tony Chamblee

Tony Chamblee

Director, Multi-Media & Technology; Project Stargazer, Hollywood Black Film Festival
avatar for Dr. Karina Edmonds

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 →

Speakers
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Steve Collins

Mars Curiosity Attitude Control Engineer, NASA/JPL
Steve Collins is an Attitude Control Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Most recently Cruise ACS System Engineer for the Mars Curiosity Rover, Steve has worked on numerous NASA/JPL missions including Epoxi, Dawn, Deep Impact, MER, Deep Space One, Galileo and Mars Observer.  In flight, Steve's job includes keeping the spacecraft pointed in the right direction, performing trajectory corrections and figuring out "what the... Read More →
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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 →
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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 10:15am - 11:15am
The W Hollywood, Great Room 3 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

11:00am

Film Diaspora Program #1

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included

Ogondah
 
(12:00)

Suni Man (19:00)

Unspoken (10:00)

Adopted ID (61:00)

 

 


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:00am - 1:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

11:15am

Turning the Tide: A Hollywood Success Story

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

This panel will talk to artists who had momentum in their careers and they used that momentum to create a success story.  Panelists will share their stories of struggle to triumph.  Come learn what it takes to take your career from aspiring to true Hollywood story.


Speakers
avatar for Dana Sims

Dana Sims

ICM
Dana Sims is an agent in the motion picture talent department at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, music, theater branded entertainment and digital media.  ICM Partners, a privately held corporation, is one of the predominant agencies in the United States and Europe, with its principal offices in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, D.C. and London. Ms... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Tarpley

Ryan Tarpley

CAA
Ryan Tarpley is an Executive in the Foundation at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles. Founded in 1995, the CAA Foundation uses the natural resources of the entertainment community to create positive social change and works at the local, national and international level with a focus on improving schools and educational services to youth. Tarpley consults clients, executives, and corporations on their philanthropic and pro-social... Read More →
avatar for Datari Turner

Datari Turner

Producer
With over 15 years of experience, Datari Turner has worked along side some of the biggest names in entertainment including Sean "Diddy" Combs, Jay-Z, Russell Simmons, Demi Moore, Tim Story, Francis Lawrence, Bruce Webber, and the late Herb Ritts to name a few. In 2011 and 2012, as a feature film producer, Datari produced a total of eleven films. | | Turner produced films “Another Happy Day” and “Salvation... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 11:15am - 12:15am
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

11:30am

Writing Sci-Fi Film & TV Screenplays That Sell (Private Workshop)

(Private Workshop for Project Stargazer Semi-Finalists Only)

In this closed-session workshop, Screenwriting Professor Steve Duncan shares his advice on writing sci-fi screenplays that meet the high bar of expectations when it comes to Hollywood Sci-Fi.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Duncan

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 →



Thursday October 3, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Room 3 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

12:30pm

Shooting Abroad

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

This panel will discuss opportunities for U.S. filmmakers to go overseas and make their movies, co-productions, financing, etc.  Learn what you need to know to film overseas, and how is it different. Find out what shooting abroad can offer in terms of locations, financial instruments and incentives, cast and crew, infrastructure and co-producing. With the right preparation and local partners, filming overseas can be the experience of a lifetime.  


Speakers
avatar for Kattie Kotok

Kattie Kotok

British Film Commission
Kattie Kotok is Executive Vice President of US Production for the British Film Commission (BFC). | In this role, Kattie is leading the effort in the US to build upon the excellent levels of international productions coming into the UK and ensure the US film industry continues to utilize the UK's world-class production infrastructure and talent base. | | Kattie works with studios, producers, agencies and executives to identify... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

1:00pm

Film Diaspora Program #2

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included

NHAMO
(12:00)

Touch (14:00)

Midnight Scorpion (22:00)

Sodiq (44:00)

 

 


Thursday October 3, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

1:30pm

Storyteller Semi-Finalists Workshop (Private Workshop)

(Private Workshop for Storyteller Semi-Finalists Only)


Thursday October 3, 2013 1:30pm - 5:30pm
The W Hollywood, Great Room 3 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

2:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch: Social Media Strategies to Expand Your Brand

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

Discover opportunities to reach new audiences and promote your projects on your own. In this hands-on session, entertainment industry professionals will finally learn the difference between Web 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0, which tools to use, and critically, when and how to use them. From blogs to wikis to widgets, find out how to navigate social media to expand your entertainment brand.


Moderators
Thursday October 3, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

3:00pm

Flower Girl

Screening Tickets $15, fees included

Flower Girl
 (106 minutes)

 

 


Thursday October 3, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

3:30pm

A Conversation with Writer/Director Malcolm Lee
Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

A Conversation with Writer/Director Malcolm Lee

Speakers

Thursday October 3, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

5:00pm

Produce & Distribute Films on any Budget

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

Produce & Distribute Films on any Budget panel is a lively discussion amongst executives and producers who will to share how the availability of commercial distribution opportunities for films at any budget level is changing as the industry embraces an explosion of new and unconventional resources for financing, producing and distributing independent films.


Speakers
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Norman Hollyn

USC professor


Thursday October 3, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

5:00pm

Malagasy Mankany (Legends of Madagasgar)

Screening Ticket $15, including fees

Malagasy Mankany (Legends of Madagasgar)
(93:00)

 

 


Thursday October 3, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

5:00pm

HBFF Happy Hour


Mix and Mingle!


Thursday October 3, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The W Hollywood Living Room 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

7:00pm

Ninah’s Dowry

Screening Tickets $15, including fees

Ninah’s Dowry
(95:00)

 

 


Thursday October 3, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

7:00pm

HBFF Comedy Sho’Down Showcase hosted by Esau McGraw

RSVP HERE by October 2, 2013 for FREE ADMISSION.  After that, there will be a $10 ticket fee for this event.

The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) invites you to our “HBFF 2013 Comedy Sho'Down” Showcase hosted by Esau McGraw. Discover the comedy stylings of new comedians looking for their big break!

Parking is just $2 for 4 hours with our validation.)


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Amber Bickham

Amber Bickham

Producer, ComicView
Amber Bickham’s career began in feature film in Los Angeles where she co-produced and cast Miles from Home, a film that went onto a nationwide festival run, winning several prominent awards, establishing a name for Amber Bickham as a Casting Director and Producer on the rise.   In 2005, Bickham joined the standup comedy world and began scouting, tracking and booking rising stars in comedy for HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival... Read More →
avatar for Jelani Johnson

Jelani Johnson

Generate
Jelani Johnson is a talent manager at the Beverly Hills-based management company, Generate. After briefly working at the Creative Artists Agency, Johnson transitioned to management in 2010. His client list includes actors, comedians, writers and directors.  | | Prior to working in Entertainment Johnson worked as a business consultant in Glasgow, Scotland & New York City, NY. He also has... Read More →


Thursday October 3, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Inside Jokes at Grauman’s Chinese Theater 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

9:00pm

Take Us Home

Screening Tickets $15, fees included

Take Us Home
(70:00)

 

 


Thursday October 3, 2013 9:00pm - 10:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

9:00pm

Turn Up Party at Inside Jokes
Parking is just $2 for 4 hours with our validation.

Thursday October 3, 2013 9:00pm - Friday October 4, 2013 2:00am
Inside Jokes at Grauman’s Chinese Theater 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
 
Friday, October 4
 

9:00am

Pitch Development Workshop for Project Stargazer Semi-Finalists (Private Workshop)

Presented in partnership with the PGA Diversity Workshop

(Private Workshop for the semi-finalists only)


In this closed-session workshop, Project Stargazer semi-finalists will further developed their sci-fi pitches with an eye to working up a strong narrative through-line, affecting characters, character arcs, subplot, and a sense of what the story is about most, i.e. what the writer is trying to communicate most in telling the story being told.  The goal of the workshop is to prepare Project Stargazer semi-finalists to give their best pitch possible during the Project Stargazer Pitch Panel.


Speakers
MC

Martha Cotton

Writer, Director, Producer (Pitch Workshop Mentor)
Martha Cotton recently co-founded Hot Flash Films, with three other women to increase the visibility of women behind the camera in all categories. The company currently has several film and television projects in development.
 
She started her career in broadcast journalism, where she won multiple awards, including several Emmys and DuPont awards during her tenure at NBC News. After traveling the world and having guns pointed at her in... Read More →
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Rebecca Graham Forde

Writer, Producer (Pitch Workshop Mentor)
Rebecca Graham Forde is an award-winning producer/writer for television and film. She has produced over two hundred hours of non-fiction programming for channels such as History, Discovery, CBS, and OWN. Currently she is the Supervising Producer of Discovery's hit show "Fast N' Loud." She is an active member of the Producers Guild of America and currently serves as a Vice President of the Guild. A long-time mentor with the Diversity committee... Read More →
avatar for Dan Halperin

Dan Halperin

Producer, Writer, Director, Epiphany Pictures
DAN HALPERIN produced feature films ROAD KINGS (Lionsgate // HBFF 2003) and SCARRED (Sony). He created & produced the Emmy-winning SHOWTIME series PICTURE WINDOWS, which was an official selection at the Cannes Film Festival. Dan wrote & directed the series pilot, as well as produced, wrote & directed for the PBS documentary series PHENOMENON: THE LOST ARCHIVES. Current projects include a comedy series for ABC Studios; the animation series, THE... Read More →
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Charles Howard

Writer, Producer (Pitch Workshop Leader/Mentor)
Charles Howard began his show business career in our nations capital, but has called Hollywood his home for the last 20 years. He came to Los Angeles for Graduate School at Loyola Marymount University, where he earned a MFA in Film Production. From there his first professional job was as a Producer’s Assistant on the Fox TV Series Mantis. This lead to work as a Coordinator on a batch of movies and TV series; including Sliders, Dead at 21... Read More →
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Julie Janata

Producer, Editor, Director (Pitch Workshop Mentor)
Julie Janata is an Emmy Award-winning producer, an editor and director, honored with a MacArthur Foundation grant. She is a story builder, crafting character-driven narrative and documentary features that have won more than 20 awards around the world. Five of her films have been selected to air on Showtime, two on PBS, two through PBS International, while others screened by invitation for the US Senate, Democratic National Convention and the... Read More →
avatar for Christina Lee Storm

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 →



Friday October 4, 2013 9:00am - 11:00am
The W Hollywood, Great Room 3 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

9:00am

Registration
Friday October 4, 2013 9:00am - 7:00pm
W Hollywood Hotel 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

10:00am

How To Get Your Script Into Production

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

Sponsored by Quick Film Budget


Join filmmaker Adam Lebovitz for a seminar, as he speaks about the pre-production process and his experience in the film industry. Adam Lebovitz's credits include "Unrest" (Lionsgate, 2006), "Tortured" (Sony, 2008) and "Bloody Knuckles" (Fox TV Studios, 2009).

Through this seminar you will learn how to get your project into production and how to save TIME and MONEY - the two most valuable ingredients to bringing your creative vision to fruition. Adam will help you with: Creating a budget, getting your film financed, the casting process, and how to Sell your film.

Adam Lebovitz has launched a revolutionary budgeting tool QuickFilmBudget.com which he will also demonstrate. Quick Film Budget helps independent and aspiring filmmakers move toward production. It is a user-friendly website that empowers writers, directors, producers, and actors to create professional customized film budgets in minutes. Quick Film Budget is the first budgeting technology to automate the process by asking some key questions and instantly delivers a professional customized film budget. Quick Film Budgets are also modifiable. 

After the presentation, Adam will make himself available for a Question and Answer session. 

Speakers
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Adam Lebovitz

Founder, Quick Film Budget, Inc.


Friday October 4, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

11:00am

Morning Docs

Program Screening Tickets $15, fees included


A Profile in Courage: Linda L. Smith (25:00)

Prison Body Freedom Soul: The Saga Of Robert Coney (34:00)

 

 


Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 12:30am
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

11:00am

Beauty Lounge

Enjoy complimentary mini­services by some of Hollywood’s hottest hair stylists, makeup artist, eyebrow artists, lash specialists and nail artists.  Featuring Hairstylists: Erica, Lena Jaye, Melody, Brooklyn, Darico Jackson, Fabio, Donnell; Eyebrows: Kayla Weiss; Make up and Lashes: Brandie White, Skin So Fancy; Nails: Adam Tran.  Celebrity Co­Host: Tabitha Brown

Friday October 4, 2013 11:00am - 5:00pm
The W Hollywood Hotel, Second Floor 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028

11:15am

Creating Content for the New Digital Hollywood

Individual Panet Ticket $30, plus fee

This panel will explore the ever evolving development, distribution and marketing of content and show you how you can take advantage of new opportunities as digital content options are spreading across new platforms such as the web (Internet TV), phones and tablets, and audiences evolve how they watch content.  New programming options created by YouTube, Google, Netflix, Amazon and Yahoo, to name just a few, have changed the strategy for producing content and the way it is monetized. 


Moderators
DB

David Bloom

Principal, Words & Deeds

Speakers
avatar for Jae Kim

Jae Kim

All Def Digital
Jae Kim is the Chief Content Officer at ALL DEF DIGITAL [ADD]. Founded by Russell Simmons and Brian Robbins, ADD is comprised of a YouTube channel, multi-channel network, digital content production company, record label, and music and comedy talent management. Kim oversees the development and production of all programming. | | Prior to joining ADD, Kim was Senior Director of Original Programming for BET Networks, where he was in charge of... Read More →
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Ashley Planks

Big Frame


Friday October 4, 2013 11:15am - 12:15am
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

12:30pm

Pitching Yourself & Your Project

You need to be prepared to talk about you and your project at any time or place.  In this workshop, you’ll develop and sharpen your pitch, polish your presentation skills, and learn how to clearly convey your passion and the marketability of your film, TV or new media project.  Then you’ll have an opportunity to use what you just learned while getting mentorship from top executives, producers and artists in the industry.


Moderators
avatar for Austyn Biggers

Austyn Biggers

BET
Austyn Biggers currently serves as the Sr. Director of Development for BET Networks, where he is involved in all facets of original series development and production. Austyn leads a development team that concentrates on internal development and in-house production, as well as third-party productions. During his time at BET, the company has seen the implementation of scripted programs, new tent pole events, and a double-digit increase in... Read More →

Friday October 4, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

12:30pm

On The Web & Students

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included


Finding My Obama
 
(9:00)

Jump (15:00)

Life Coach Chronicles (8:00)

Hub-City (16:00)

Mommy Uncensored: Confessions of A Real Mom (7:00)

Southern Hospitality (14:00)


 

 


Friday October 4, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

1:15pm

The Creative Process ­- Workshop

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

This panel discussion will help filmmakers understand the creative process and how to tackle the daunting task of making a feature film.  How do producers and industry gatekeepers decide to take on a project?  How do you assemble the right team?  How to polish a script?  How do actors interpret the story?  The questions can be endless for a new filmmaker.  This panel serves to answer some of those questions with practical answers.


Moderators
Friday October 4, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

1:30pm

Storyteller Semi-Finalists Workshop (Private Workshop)

(Private Workshop for Storyteller Semi-Finalists Only)


Friday October 4, 2013 1:30pm - 5:30pm
The W Hollywood, Great Room 3 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

2:00pm

Students Program #1

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included


Beyond the Echo of the Drum (20:00)

Tin (7:00)

Death of a Wizard (16:00)

Dust (9:00)

Nigga…Nigga…NIGGA!* (17:00) (Adult Language or Situations)

 


 

 


Friday October 4, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

2:45pm

Out of This World: Writing & Producing Sci-Fi

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.


Moderators
avatar for Christina Lee Storm

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Duncan

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 →
avatar for Kevin Grevioux

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 →
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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 →
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Bill Marsilii

Screenwriter
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 →
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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 →
LP

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

3:30pm

Students Program #2

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included


Fall Beats (10:00)

Secrets for Strangers (7:00)

Girls Like Us! Part 1* (76:00) (Adult Language or Situations)

 

 


 

 


Friday October 4, 2013 3:30pm - 5:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

4:15pm

High Tech Hollywood: Presented by Lightspeed eps

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

The internet's influence on motion pictures is relatively new but already has affected distribution, intellectual property rights, and revenue models. In each of these cases a new technology threatens or displaces established business practices. What changes should one anticipate next? Those of us practicing our craft over the next several decades need to be keenly aware of the technological environment in which we'll be operating. An understanding of what's cutting edge and what's on the drawing board is a valuable asset. How does the internet change the way we make movies? Join Jim Fitzgerald, Founder, Lightspeed eps, and Bruce Sands, formerly with Sony Pictures Entertainment, to discuss how today's emerging internet technologies will help filmmakers run tomorrow's high tech, green productions. Participants will see the latest paperless production tools from Lightspeed.

 


Speakers
JF

Jim Fitzgerald

Founder, Lightspeed eps


Friday October 4, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

5:00pm

HBFF Happy Hour


Mix and Mingle!


Friday October 4, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The W Hollywood Living Room 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

5:30pm

A Conversation with Producer Debra Martin Chase

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee
 

A Conversation with Producer Debra Martin Chase


Speakers
avatar for Debra Martin Chase

Debra Martin Chase

Debra Martin Chase is an Emmy nominated and Peabody Award winning television and motion picture producer whose company, Martin Chase Productions, has been affiliated with the Walt Disney Company since 2001. Much of her work has focused upon women, tweens, dance and music. | | Her filmography includes three beloved franchises: THE PRINCESS DIARIES, THE SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS and THE CHEETAH GIRLS. THE PRINCESS DIARIES and its hit... Read More →


Friday October 4, 2013 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

5:30pm

Shorts Program #1

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included


One Night a Stranger (13:00)

Nameless (15:00)

00:03:00 Thriller (6:00)

Used to BE (19:00)

Troubled Man (5:00)

The Coffers (23:00)

 

 

 


 

 


Friday October 4, 2013 5:30pm - 7:15pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

7:30pm

American Beatboxer

Screening Ticket $15, fees included

American Beatboxer (85:00)

 

 


 

 


Friday October 4, 2013 7:30pm - 9:15pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

8:00pm

Storyteller Live Showcase
Admission is FREE, but you must have a ticket to secure admission! Get your Print-at-Home ticket online before midnight on Oct. 3rd.  

On-site purchase is $10 if you don't secure your free Print-at-Home ticket online before midnight on Oct. 3rd.

Scenes performed LIVE from the 3 finalist scripts in the Hollywood Black Film Festival's Storyteller Competition.

Friday October 4, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

9:15pm

Hard Time Bus

Screening Ticket $15, fees included

Hard Time Bus (90:00)

 

 


 

 


Friday October 4, 2013 9:15pm - 11:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

10:00pm

Evening Event
Friday October 4, 2013 10:00pm - Saturday October 5, 2013 1:00am
TBD
 
Saturday, October 5
 

9:00am

Registration
Saturday October 5, 2013 9:00am - 7:00pm
W Hollywood Hotel 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

10:00am

Distributing and Marketing Independent Films
Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

The Marketing & Distributing Independent Films panel is a lively discussion by a panel of successful producers' reps, publicists, sales agents, critics, and distributors.  They reveal how they work with filmmakers and festivals, and provide specific advice on creating a strategy to build a buzz and maximize your chances of selling your film.  This panel will teach filmmakers how to launch a film—from marketing materials, ad agencies, and guerilla tactics to getting press attention, evaluating buyers, and taking the next step when their films did not sell at a festival. How to use internet­based blogs, social networking sites and buddy lists to build an audience.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Blan

Sam Blan

Director of Acquisitions, Inception Film Partners
BD

Brett Dismuke

VP Acquisitions, RLJ Entertainment


Saturday October 5, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

11:00am

In Search of the Black Knight

Screening Ticket $15, fees included

In Search of the Black Knight (73:00)

 


 

 


Saturday October 5, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

11:00am

Beauty Lounge

Enjoy complimentary mini­services by some of Hollywood’s hottest hair stylists, makeup artist, eyebrow artists, lash specialists and nail artists.  Featuring Hairstylists: Erica, Lena Jaye, Melody, Brooklyn, Darico Jackson, Fabio, Donnell; Eyebrows: Kayla Weiss; Make up and Lashes: Brandie White, Skin So Fancy; Nails: Adam Tran.  Celebrity Co­Host: Tabitha Brown

Saturday October 5, 2013 11:00am - 5:00pm
The W Hollywood Hotel, Second Floor 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028

11:15am

Common First Draft Problems for Movies, TV Pilots & Web Series
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).


Speakers
JG

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

12:30pm

The Directors Chair

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

Sponsored by Directors Guild of America
 

This session will give us an inside view into the life of a director and their personal stories. What does a director do?  How do you get into the directors chair? How do you become a member of the DGA?

Moderators
JB

Jeff Byrd

Director

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

12:30pm

It’s About our Kids

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included


The Bully directed by Frederick Fields (4:00)

Living & Loving in the Moment (20:00)

The Bully directed by Jamie Burton-Oare (9:00)

Sunday’s at Noon (12:00)

Colored My Mind (19:00)

Clean Teeth Wednesdays (8:00)

 

 


 

 


Saturday October 5, 2013 12:30pm - 2:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

1:45pm

Speed Networking Session

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

Continuation from the "Pitch yourself & Your Project Panel"

Participants will get a chance to practice their pitches with Hollywood Executives. 


Moderators
avatar for Austyn Biggers

Austyn Biggers

BET
Austyn Biggers currently serves as the Sr. Director of Development for BET Networks, where he is involved in all facets of original series development and production. Austyn leads a development team that concentrates on internal development and in-house production, as well as third-party productions. During his time at BET, the company has seen the implementation of scripted programs, new tent pole events, and a double-digit increase in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stacy Arnell

Stacy Arnell

Stacy Arnell hails from Houston, Texas. Not one to sit idle by, Stacy pursued her dreams early with the intense energy and perfection that has become her trademark. After graduating from high school at Jack Yates Sr. High in Houston,she attended and excelled at Columbia College in Chicago, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism, Stacy relocated to Los Angeles, California and immediately began to land roles. | | Stacy was featured in the... Read More →
WR

Wendy Rose Berry

Social butterfly Consulting
RC

Reggie Cook

Writer/Producer
RM

Ricky McCleod

Warner Bros.
DR

Dominick Rausch

United Motion Entertainment
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Darryl Silver

Darryl M. Silver is Creator/Executive Producer of all of THE IDEA FACTORY PROJECTS: “HALF PINT BRAWLERS” (SPIKE) “BIG MEDICINE” (TLC & DISCOVERY HEALTH)“BIG MEDICINE: MOST EXTREME PAITENTS” (DISCOVERY HEALTH)“PSYCHIC SEARCH” (A&E & BIO)“JOB SITE” (HISTORY)“BOUND FOR GLORY” (ESPN)“GOD OR THE GIRL” (A&E)“LOOKING FOR... Read More →
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Natasha Ward

Natasha Ward landed here in Los Angeles from Orlando, Fla., where she was actively pursuing an exploding career as a chef. Out here on her Christmas break from Johnson & Wales Culinary University, she was blessed with a casting internship with two veterans in the casting game, Chemin Bernard and Monica Swann on the Fox feature "Fat Albert." From there Natasha naturally excelled and when the assistant quit on a Sunday, Natasha was hired that... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

2:00pm

Shorts Program Uno

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included


Soul Mates (27:00)

Prima Facie (9:00)

The Companion (15:00)

Descent of a Superstar (30:00)

Silhouettes (30:00)

 

 

 


 

 


Saturday October 5, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

3:00pm

Becoming a Powerbroker and the Deals That Made Them!

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

Some of Hollywood's top legal minds, agents and managers will discuss a broad range of topics from how they became powerbrokers to how to get one of them on your team.


Saturday October 5, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

3:00pm

Project Stargazer: Pitch Panel

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee

Watch the eleven (11) Project Stargazer semi-finalists take what they learned from their private Pitch Development Workshop as they pitch their Sci-Fi projects to a stellar panel of judges from the entertainment industry and scientific community.  The judges will choose three (3) finalists to participate in the 2014 Stargazer Lab, where the finalists will be paired with mentors from Hollywood and NASA as they creatively focus on developing their projects from script to screen. Finalists will be announced during the Filmmaker Awards at Closing Night Ceremonies.

 


Moderators
avatar for Tony Chamblee

Tony Chamblee

Director, Multi-Media & Technology; Project Stargazer, Hollywood Black Film Festival
avatar for Dr. Christyl Johnson

Dr. Christyl Johnson

Deputy Director for Technology and Research Investments, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Dr. Christyl Johnson is Goddard's deputy director for technology and research investments. She manages the center's research and development portfolio, and is responsible for formulating the center's future technology goals and leading an integrated program of investments aligned to meet those goals. Dr. Johnson came to NASA Goddard from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where she served under the President's science... Read More →

Speakers
JG

Jeffrey Gordon

Founder, Writers Boot Camp
avatar for Kevin Grevioux

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 →
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Nichelle Nichols

Actor, Producer, Lt. Uhura from Star Trek, recruited first female and Black astronauts for NASA
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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 →


Saturday October 5, 2013 3:00pm - 5:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Room 3 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

4:00pm

Masters Class: Producers Prospective

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee


All projects face the same basic challenges – from developing material, finding the money, building strong collaborative teams, and ultimately, taking the project from script to screen. This is a roundtable discussion with seasoned and successful film and television producers and production executives who share their experience and offer concrete advice on producing for film and television.

 


Moderators
TK

Tanya Kersey

Founder & Executive Director, Hollywood Black FIlm Festival
Tanya Kersey is probably best known as the Founder/Executive Director of the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), where she is responsible for the overall organization, management and administration of one of the leading black film festivals in the world. | | HBFF draws together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists and new audiences from Southern California and around the... Read More →

Speakers

Saturday October 5, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

4:00pm

Scheduler’s Choice

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included


Lunch With Jeremiah* (11:00) (Adult Language or Situations)

The Watch (25:00)

Five Dollars (6:00)

Victim of Circumstance (20:00)

Solace (10:00)

String of Light (15:00)

 

 

 

 


 

 


Saturday October 5, 2013 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

5:00pm

HBFF Happy Hour


Mix and Mingle!


Saturday October 5, 2013 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The W Hollywood Living Room 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

5:15pm

Acting Out

Individual Panel Ticket $30, plus fee


Actors discuss their careers, the industry, and the building blocks needed to successfully develop a full­time acting career.


Speakers
avatar for Brely Evans

Brely Evans

Actress, Vocalist, Comedienne and voice over talent Brély Evans is an Oakland Nativewho has become the epitome of what the industry dubs a triple threat. Her versatility puts her in a class of her own as she transcends your entertainment experience; whether she’s making you cry in a drama, buckle over with laughter in a comedy or challenging your intellectualwit through thought provoking discussion as a radio personality. Her... Read More →
avatar for Edi Gathegi

Edi Gathegi

Kenya-born, Edi Gathegi has steadily increased his profile and quality body of work in recent years with his roles on both the big and small screens. Initially well recognized for the recurring role as ‘Dr. Cole’ (AKA: “Big Love”) on FOX’s hit television series HOUSE, Gathegi went on to join the ensemble cast of the box office phenomenon, TWILIGHT, and its sequel NEW MOON. 

From vampire to mutant, he joined... Read More →
avatar for Brian White

Brian White

Actor Brian White was most recently seen starring on the CW series, “Beauty  | And The Beast” (2012-2013). In April 2012, White starred opposite Academy-award  | nominee Richard Jenkins and Emmy-award winner Bradley Whitford in the Joss Whedon/ | Drew Goddard horror film “The Cabin in the Woods.” White has showcased his talent with  | a multitude of characters in different genres of film. In 2011,White... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2013 5:15pm - 6:15pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

6:00pm

Programmer’s Choice

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included


Anger Mis Management (17:00)

Lil Tokyo Reporter (30:00)

The Truth (15:00)

Ying and Yang* (12:00) (Adult Language or Situations)

Free Lunch (14:00)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Saturday October 5, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

7:00pm

Twinkie Byrd’s Monologue Slam

Individual Monologue Slam Ticket $10, including fees

Led by veteran casting director Twinkie Byrd, a panel of celebrity judges will participate in a lively Q&A discussion about all things acting ­­ career development, audition tips & techniques, and much more.  Following the panel discussion, the 12 contest finalists and the Audience Choice winner will perform their monologue in front of a panel of celebrity judges and a live audience.  The panel will also give each actor feedback on their performance.



Saturday October 5, 2013 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

8:00pm

Frat Brothers

Screening Ticket $15, including fees

Frat Brothers (101:00)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Saturday October 5, 2013 8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

9:00pm

The Saturday Night Chill at 33 Taps

The Saturday Night Chill at 33 Taps

Saturday October 5, 2013 9:00pm - Sunday October 6, 2013 2:00am
33 Taps 6263 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
 
Sunday, October 6
 

10:00am

Registration
Sunday October 6, 2013 10:00am - 4:00pm
W Hollywood Hotel 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

11:00am

Step Up

Screening Tickets $15, fees included

Step Up (55:00)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Sunday October 6, 2013 11:00am - 12:15pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

11:00am

A Conversation With …
Moderators
TK

Tanya Kersey

Founder & Executive Director, Hollywood Black FIlm Festival
Tanya Kersey is probably best known as the Founder/Executive Director of the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), where she is responsible for the overall organization, management and administration of one of the leading black film festivals in the world. | | HBFF draws together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists and new audiences from Southern California and around the... Read More →

Sunday October 6, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

12:30pm

Shorts Program Dos

Program Screening Tickets $15, fees included


The Vacancy
(18:00)

Finding Our Voice (24:00)

Charity Case (13:00)

Lou’s Prey (12:00)

If I Were a Bell (20:00)

Ritechus Cry (23:00)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Sunday October 6, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

2:00pm

Pitchathon

Sponsored by Mozzell Entertainment

The first half the Pitchathon features studio development executives, producers and distributors sharing their insights and tips on how to successfully pitch a completed film, finished script and/or ideas. In the second half you’ll have a chance to actually pitch your projects and get valuable feedback and creative input from industry pros who are "in the know."

 


Sunday October 6, 2013 2:00pm - 4:00pm
The W Hollywood, Great Rooms 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

2:30pm

All About Love

Program Screening Ticket $15, fees included


Bored of the Rings (21:00)

The Silent Treatment (9:00)

Undefiled (22:00)

Faux Pas (21:00)

Perfect Day (17:00)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


Sunday October 6, 2013 2:30pm - 4:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

4:30pm

Thy Will Be Done

Screening Ticket $15, fees included

Thy Will Be Done (90:00)

 

 

 

 


 

 


Sunday October 6, 2013 4:30pm - 6:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

7:00pm

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete / Closing Night Film & Filmmaker Awards
Closing Night Gala Ticket $42, including fees 


"THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER & PETE"

 STARRING JENNIFER HUDSON, JEFFREY WRIGHT AND JORDIN SPARKS SET TO CLOSE THE 2013 HOLLYWOOD BLACK FILM FESTIVAL 

"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" will close out the 13th annual edition of HBFF on Sunday, October 6, 7pm at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA. HBFF 2013 runs October 2 -6, and features an inspiring line up of films, panels, panelists, and special events. 

Directed by George Tillman, Jr. and written by Michael Starrbury, Codeblack Films' "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" stars Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Hudson(Dreamgirls), Golden Globe and EMMY® Award winner Jeffrey Wright (Boardwalk Empire, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Quantum of Solace), Skylan BrooksEthan Dizon, American Idol winner Jordin Sparks(Sparkle), Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje(Thor: The Dark World) and Anthony Mackie(Runner Runner, Pain & Gain). Jana Edelbaum, Rachel Cohen and Bob Teitel produced the film with Alicia Keys, Susan Lewis, Clay Floren, Aimee Shieh, Julio Depietro, Keith Kjarval, Mary Vernieu, and Amy Nauiokas executive producing. The film also features new music by Grammy® Award-winning multiplatinum recording artist Alicia Keys. 

"The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" is a beautifully observed and tremendously moving film about salvation through friendship and the way transformation sometimes can happen just by holding on long enough. During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister's (Skylan Brooks) hard-living mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete (Ethan Dizon) alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the Brooklyn projects. Faced with more than any child can be expected to bear, the resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister's vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude.  

Codeblack Films, a Lionsgate company, will release the film in select theaters on October 11. Visit www.MisterandPeteMovie.com for film information & updates. Follow the social conversation at #MisterAndPete. 

The festival after-party will be held immediately following the screening at Station Hollywood, The W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.


Sunday October 6, 2013 7:00pm - 9:30pm
The Ricardo Montalban Theater 1615 N. Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028

8:30pm

Wrap Party
RSVP for entry into the red carpet after-party that starts at 9pm.

Immediately following the screening of the Closing Night film "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" the festival after-party will be held at Station Hollywood, The W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.

Sunday October 6, 2013 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Station Hollywood, The W Hollywood Hotel 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

9:00pm

Sunday Night Jazz at The W




Sunday October 6, 2013 9:00pm - Monday October 7, 2013 2:00am
The W Hollywood Living Room 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028