Dubbed “The Black Sundance,” the Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) is an annual 4-day celebration of Black Cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists, and diverse audiences from Southern California and around the world. HBFF’s INFOTAINMENT CONFERENCE 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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A. R. Hilton

Amirah Films
Writer/Director/Founding Partner
New York

I was first introduced to writing at the age of 13 as a reporter for the local Urban League’s summer youth jobs program in my hometown of Mount Vernon, New York.

Now some twenty years later, I am the author of two novels, “That Life”
and “Prophecy of A Hustler II”. Never having received any formal education or training in literature, I write from my own experiences, “if I can’t see it or feel it, I can’t write it”. The visual aspect is what lead me to pen several screenplays, this combined with my own experiences, gave birth to The Death Of A Prince.

I'm a man of many passions, my top two being: Amirah, my 1½ year-old daughter and filmmaking. Combining both, I created Amirah Films one of the production companies
behind The Death Of A Prince. My goal is to bring life and imagination together as one under the creative helm of Amirah Films with at least one production a year.