12th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival

Bentley Kyle Evans

Devon Franklin

James Lopez

Twinkie Byrd

Public Service Announcement for 12th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival 2012
60+ industry professionals are scheduled to speak at HBFF’s INFOtainment Conference 2012 which features nearly 20 panels, roundtable discussions and workshops focused on a wide range of topics from film financing, production, distribution and marketing to pitching, crowd-funding, writing for television and film, and new media, in addition to specific programs of interest to actors.
The list of panelists includes:
• Amber Rasberry, Director of Development, 34th St Films, a subsidiary of Tyler Perry Studios
• Bentley Kyle Evans, Creator & Executive Producer, “Love That Girl” (TV One)
• Billy Hawkins, Motion Picture Literary Agent, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
• Brian Dobbins, Talent Manager, Partner, Principato-Young
• Brickson Diamond, Board Chair, The Blackhouse Foundation
• Christopher Mack, Vice President, Warner Bros. Workshop, Warner Bros.
• Dana Sims , Talent Agent, ICM
• Darrien Michele Gipson, SAG Indie
• Darryl Taja, President, Epidemic Pictures and Management
• Datari Turner, Producer
• DeVon Franklin, SVP, Production, Columbia Pictures
• Hal Sadoff, Financial Advisor to the Entertainment & Media Industries
• Jacque Cofer, Executive Producer “Let’s Stay Together”
• James Lopez, Senior Vice President, Production, Screen Gems
• Jelani Johnson, Talent Manager, Generate
• Karen Horne, Vice President, Entertainment Diversity Programs, NBC Entertainment and Universal Television
• Matt Johnson, Esq., Managing Partner, Ziffren Brittenham, LLP
• Robert Mendez , Senior Vice-President, Disney/ABC Television Group
• Tiffany Smith-Anoa’i, Vice-President, Entertainment Diversity & Communications, CBS
• Traci Lynn Blackwell, Vice President of Current Programs, The CW Network
• Twinkie Byrd, Casting Director

All INFOtainment Conference sessions will be held at the W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA.
The Official HBFF Parking Lot is located next door (Montalban) and the cost is $10. Valet parking (W Hotel) is $15.
HBFF 2012 runs October 25-28 in Hollywood, CA.
Visit www.hbff.org for more information.

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