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 Tanya Kersey, Founder and Executive Director, is excited to launch the 2013 season of the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) with an exciting line up of films, panels, panelists and festivities over a four day period.  HBFF happens October 2 – 6, 2013 and will be hosted at The W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.  The opening night will be October 2 at 7:00 PM. All films will be screened around the corner at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA.

Winnie Mandela the Opening Night Film at 7:00pm, starring Academy Award® winner Jennifer Hudson(Dreamgirls) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), is an epic story of love, sacrifice and courage. Moving from a remote tribal village to the sprawling metropolis of Johannesburg, South Africa, a proud young Winnie soon found love with a rising political star.

When Nelson was imprisoned for protesting the brutal Apartheid government, Winnie worked tirelessly to win his freedom and to carry on his message of peace and equality. Her struggle to keep the Mandela dream alive was rewarded by years of persecution and imprisonment, including 18 months of solitary confinement. Throughout, her resolve to fight for her freedom, her family and her country never wavered. Her leadership and unconquerable spirit caught the attention of the world and earned her the name “the mother of the nation.”Immediately following the screening, the after party will take place at the W Hotel at 9:00pm.

Festival goers can look forward to FREE Events: Beauty Lounge, Friday and Saturday, October 5-6, 11:00AM -5:00PM. Guests with all access passes will enjoy complimentary mini­services by some of Hollywood’s hottest hair stylists, makeup artist, eyebrow artists, lash specialists and nail artists. Featuring Hairstylists:EricaLena JayeMelodyBrooklynDarico JacksonFabioDonnell; Eyebrows: Kayla Weiss; Make up and Lashes: Brandie WhiteSkin So Fancy; Nails: Adam Tran. Celebrity Co­host: Tabitha Brown.

 

Monologue Slam with Twinkie Byrd and Celebrity Friends, Saturday, October 5 at 7:00PM

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 11 contest finalists 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.

The HBFF has an impressive list of panelists which include notable names such as: Writer/Director Malcom Lee (The Best Man Holiday, The Best Man, Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins, Roll BounceEverybody Hates Chris,);The CW Network and Casting Director Twinkie Byrd (Fruitvale Station, Black Nativity, Sparkle, Jumping the Broom, Notorious, Stomp the Yard);

Creator/Executive Producer Bentley Kyle Evans (TV One’s Love That Girl, Martin, A Thin Line Between Love and Hat, The Jaime Foxx Show); Brian White (And Then There Was You, Stomp the Yard, Burn Notice, Daddy’s Little Girls)Brandon T. Jackson (Beverly Hills Co TV Movie, Roll Bounce, This Christmas);Brely Evans (Sparkle, Just Wright, Note to Self, For Love or Money, For Richer or Poorer TV Series);Debra Martin Chase (Martin Chase Productions, two-time Emmy nominated motion picture and television producer, former lawyer who is the first African American woman to have a solo producing deal at a major studio);

Four Key Sessions you don’t want to miss:  A Conversation with Writer­Director Malcolm Lee, Thursday, October 3 at 3:30pm; A Conversation with Producer Debra Martin Chase, Friday, October 4 at 5:30pm; Masters Class: Producers Prospective

(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), Saturday, October 5 at 4:00pm; Acting Up (Actors discuss their careers, the industry, and the building blocks needed to successfully develop a full­time acting career) Saturday October 5 at 5:15pm;

The HBFF closes with the world premiere of CodeBlack Films, The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,Directed by George Tillman, Jr. and written by Michael StarrburyThe Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete stars Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls), Golden Globe and EMMY® Awardwinner 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 EdelbaumRachel Cohen and Bob Teitelproduced the film with Alicia KeysSusan LewisClay Floren, Aimee ShiehJulio DepietroKeith KjarvalMary 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. Visit www.MisterandPeteMovie.com for film information & updates. Follow the social conversation at #MisterAndPete

The festival wrap-party will follow at the W Hotel from 9:30PM- 2:00AM.

(Full schedule below)

 For more information on the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival, and see a full line up of events, visitwww.hbff.orgFor press credentials, contact Edna Sims at espublicrelations@gmail.com .

About the HBFF

Founded in 1999, The Hollywood Black Film Festival aims to enhance the careers of emerging and established North American filmmakers through a public exhibition, competition program and industry panels.  Known amongst the entertainment industry’s powerbrokers as, “The Black Sundance,” the festival brings independent works of accomplished and aspiring black filmmakers to an environment encompassing the mainstream Hollywood community and Southern California film-going audiences. The festival’s goal is to play an integral role in discovering and launching independent films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, press and public.

HBFF Sponsors

HBFF 2013 is made possible by the generous support of our sponsor. They include Wells FargoNike, CodeBlack Film , Writers Boot Camp, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Act One, Final Draft, Entertainment Partners, Breakdown Services, Sheeq Cosmetics, Inside Jokes Comedy Club and Lounge, Lightspeed EPS (Entertainment Production Software), and Dustin Felder Actors Studio.  Additional thanks to the W Hotel and The Montalban.

 

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HOLLYWOOD BLACK FILM FESTIVAL

October 2-6, 2013

FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

·      All Films will be screened at the Montalban Theater, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA

·      All Panels will be held at the W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA

For more details: http://www.hbff.org.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

12 noon ­ 3:00pm ­ Registration (The W Hollywood, 2nd floor) 7:00pm ­ Opening Night Film: Winnie Mandela 9:00pm ­ Opening Night After Party (The W Hollywood Hotel ­ Station Hollywood)

Thursday, October 3, 2013

9:00am ­ 5:00pm ­ Registration (The W Hollywood)

9:00am ­ 10:00am

The Impact of Science Fiction on New Technology

Project Stargazer (The W Hollywood, Great Room 3) 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.

10:00am ­ 11:00am

Developing Science Fiction inspired by Space Science Facts

Project Stargazer (The W Hollywood, Great Room 3)

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.

10:00am

The Ins & Outs of Navigating a Film Festival

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.PanelistsJacqui Blaylock (HBFF), Carol Ann Shine (Producer)

11:00am – 1:00pm

Film Diaspora Program #1 (103:00)

Ogondah (12:00)

Suni Man (19:00)

Unspoken (10:00)

Adopted ID (61:00)

11:15am

Turning the Tide: A Hollywood Success Story

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. PanelistsRyan Tarpley (CAA), Datari Turner(Producer), Dana Sims (ICM)

12:30pm

Shooting Abroad

This panel will discuss opportunities for U.S. filmmakers to go overseas and make their movies, co­productions, 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 co­producing. With the right preparation and local partners, filming overseas can be the experience of a lifetime.

PanelistsKattie Kotok (British Film Commission)

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Film Diaspora Program #2 (92:00)

NHAMO (12:00)

Touch (14:00)

Midnight Scorpion (22:00

Sodiq (44:00)

 2:00pm

Brown Bag Lunch: Social Media Strategies to Expand Your Brand

Discover opportunities to reach new audiences and promote your projects on your own. In this hands­on 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. Moderator ­ DMA

 3:00pm – 5:00pm Flower Girl (106:00)

Film Diaspora

3:30pm

A Conversation with Writer­Director Malcolm Lee

 

5:00pm

Produce & Distribute Films on any Budget

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.

PanelistsNorman Hollyn (USC professor)

5:00pm – 7:00pm Malagasy Mankany (93:00)

       Film Diaspora

5:00pm – 7:00pm

HBFF Happy Hour (The W Hollywood Living Room)

 

7:00pm – 9:00pm Ninah’s Dowry (95:00)

      Film Diaspora

7:00pm ­ 9:00pm

HBFF Comedy Sho’Down Showcase hosted by Esau McGraw

(Inside Jokes at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. Parking is just $2 for 4 hours with our validation.)

PanelistsAmber Bickham (Producer, ComicView), Jelani Johnson (Generate)

9:00pm ­ 2:00am

Turn Up Party at Inside Jokes

(Inside Jokes at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, 6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. Parking is just $2 for 4 hours with our validation.)

9:00pm – 10:30pm        Take Us Home (70:00)

Friday, October 4, 2013

9:00am ­ 7:00pm ­ Registration (The W Hollywood)

10:00am

How To Get Your Script Into Production

Sponsored by Quick Film Budget

Join filmmaker Adam Lebovitz for a seminar, as he speaks about the pre­production 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.

11:00am – 12:30pm      Morning Docs (59:00)

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

                                     Prison Body Freedom Soul: The Saga

                                     Of Robert Coney (34:00)

11am ­ 5pm Beauty Lounge (The W Hollywood, 2nd floor) Enjoy complimentary mini­services by some of Hollywood’s hottest hair stylists, makeup artist, eyebrow artists, lash specialists and nail artists. Featuring Hairstylists: EricaLena JayeMelodyBrooklynDarico JacksonFabioDonnell; Eyebrows: Kayla Weiss; Make up and Lashes: Brandie WhiteSkin So Fancy; Nails: Adam Tran. Celebrity Co­Host: Tabitha Brown

 11:15am

Creating Content for the New Digital Hollywood

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.

PanelistsJae Kim (All Def Digital), Aaron Bilgrad (Endemol), Ashley Planks (Big Frame) Moderator:David Bloom, Principal, Words & Deeds

12:30pm

Pitching Yourself & Your Project (followed by Speed Executive Mentoring Session)

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. ModeratorAustyn Biggers (BET)

12:30pm – 2:00pm

On The Web & Students (69:00)

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)

1:15pm

The Creative Process ­ Workshop

This panel discussion will help filmmakers understand the creative process and how to tackle the daunting task of creating a television show. 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: Bentley Evans & Stacey Evans Morgan

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Students Program #1 (69:00)

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)

 2:45pm

Out of This World: Writing & Producing Sci-Fi

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 groundbreaking and original films.

3:30pm – 5:30pm

Students Program #2 (93:00)

Fall Beats (10:00)

Secrets for Strangers (7:00)

Girls Like Us! Part 1* (76:00)

 4:15pm

High Tech Hollywood: Presented by Lightspeed EPS

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.

Panelists: Jim Fitzgerald, Bruce Sands

5:30pm

A Conversation with Producer Debra Martin Chase

5:30pm – 7:15pm

Shorts Program #1 (81:00)

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)

5:00pm ­ 7:00pm HBFF Happy Hour (The W Hollywood Living Room)

7:30pm – 9:15pm American Beatboxer (85:00)

8:00pm

Storyteller Live Staged Reading (The W Hollywood Great Room 1 & 2)

9:15pm – 11:00pm        Hard Time Bus (90:00)

10:00pm Evening Event (TBD)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

9:00am ­ 7:00pm ­ Registration (The W Hollywood)

10:00am

Distributing and Marketing Independent Films

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.

Panelists: Sam Blan, Director of Acquisitions, Inception Film Partners; Brett Dismuke, VP Acquisitions, RLJ Entertainment

11am ­ 5pm Beauty Lounge (The W Hollywood, 2nd floor) Enjoy complimentary mini­services by some of Hollywood’s hottest hair stylists, makeup artist, eyebrow artists, lash specialists and nail artists. Featuring Hairstylists: EricaLena JayeMelodyBrooklynDarico JacksonFabioDonnell; Eyebrows: Kayla Weiss; Make up and Lashes: Brandie WhiteSkin So Fancy; Nails: Adam Tran. Celebrity Co­Host: Tabitha Brown

 11:15am

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

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).

PresenterJeffrey Gordon, Founder, Writers Boot Camp

11:00am – 12:30pm      In Search of the Black Knight (73:00)

12:30pm

The Directors Chair

Sponsored by the DGA African­American Steering Committee

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?

ModeratorJeff Byrd

PanelistsTim StoryGeorge TillmanKasi Lemmons

12:30pm – 2:00pm

It’s About our Kids (72:00)

The Bully (4:00)

Living & Loving in the Moment (20:00)

The Bully (9:00)

Sunday’s at Noon (12:00)

Colored My Mind (19:00)

Clean Teeth Wednesdays (8:00)

1:45pm

A Conversation With … (TBD)

 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Shorts Program Uno (111:00)

Soul Mates (27:00)

Prima Facie (9:00)

The Companion (15:00)

Descent of a Superstar (30:00)

Silhouettes (30:00)

 3:00pm

Becoming a Powerbroker and the Deals That Made Them!

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

3:00 ­ 6:00pm

Project Stargazer: Pitch Panel

(The W Hollywood Great Room 3) Watch the eleven (11) Project Stargazer semi­finalists 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.

4:00pm

Masters Class: Producers Prospective

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.

Moderator: Tanya Kersey (Founder/Executive Director, HBFF)

PanelistsNaketha Mattocks (Disney)

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Scheduler’s Choice (87:00)

Lunch With Jeremiah* (11:00)

The Watch (25:00)

Five Dollars (6:00)

Victim of Circumstance (20:00)

Solace (10:00)

String of Light (15:00)

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Programmer’s Choice (90:00)

Anger Mis Management (17:00)

Lil Tokyo Reporter (30:00)

The Truth (15:00)

Ying and Yang* (12:00)

Free Lunch (14:00)

5:00 ­ 7:00pm HBFF Happy Hour (The W Hollywood Living Room)

5:15pm

Acting Up

Actors discuss their careers, the industry, and the building blocks needed to successfully develop a full­time acting career. PanelistsBrian WhiteBrandon T. JacksonBrely EvansEdi GathegiEdwina Findley

7:00pm

Twinkie Byrd’s Monologue Slam 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 11 contest finalists 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.

8:00pm – 10:00pm        Frat Brothers (101:00)

9:00pm ­ 2:00am The Saturday Night Chill at 33 Taps (33 Taps, 6263 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028)

Sunday, October 6, 2013

10:00am ­ 4:00pm ­ Registration (The W Hollywood)

11:00am A Conversation With …TBA Moderator: Tanya Kersey (Founder/Executive Director, HBFF)

11:00am – 12:15pm      Step Up (55:00)

12:30pm – 2:30pm

Shorts Program Dos (110:00)

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)

2:00 pm 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.”

ModeratorRichard Willis, Jr.

2:30pm – 4:30pm

All About Love (90:00)

Bored of the Rings (21:00)

The Silent Treatment (9:00)

Undefiled (22:00)

Faux Pas (21:00)

Perfect Day (17:00)

4:30pm – 6:30pm Thy Will Be Done (90:00)

7:00pm ­ Closing Night Film & The HBFF Awards

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete

 9:30pm ­ 2:00am ­ Closing Night Wrap Party (The W Hollywood ­ Station Hollywood)

HBFF 2013 VENUES

W Hollywood Hotel

6250 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA

Ricardo Montalban Theatre

1615 Vine St., Hollywood, CA 90028

33 Taps

6263 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

Inside Jokes

Grauman’s Chinese Theater

6801 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028.

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