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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avatar for Alexa Amin

Alexa Amin

Studio System News
Executive Editor
avatar for Donna Michelle Anderson

Donna Michelle Anderson

Planet DMA
avatar for Kathryn Arnold

Kathryn Arnold

The Entertainment Expert
Entertainment Consultant, Expert Witness and Producer
avatar for Michael Baisden

Michael Baisden

Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality
avatar for Joanne Baron

Joanne Baron

Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio
Artistic Director
avatar for Paul Battista

Paul Battista

Law Office of Paul Battista
Entertainment Attorney
avatar for Aaron Bilgrad

Aaron Bilgrad

Endemol Digital Studios
Director of Development
avatar for Traci Lynn Blackwell

Traci Lynn Blackwell

The CW Network
Vice President of Current Programs
avatar for Michael Blaha

Michael Blaha

Law Offices of Michael R. Blaha
Entertainment Attorney, Film and Stage Producer
avatar for D.W. Brown

D.W. Brown

Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio
Co-Owner and Head Instructor
avatar for N.D. Brown

N.D. Brown

Tri Destined Studios
Chairperson and CEO
avatar for David Brownstein

David Brownstein

DJ Trotsky
Producer. Songwriter. Mixer.
avatar for Jeff Byrd

Jeff Byrd

Feather Films
avatar for Tracy

Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd

In the Twink of an Eye Casting
Casting Director
avatar for Sheldon Candis

Sheldon Candis

avatar for Matthew Cherry

Matthew Cherry

Producer / Director
avatar for Chika Chukudebelu

Chika Chukudebelu

BET Networks
avatar for Jacque Cofer

Jacque Cofer

Cofer Entertainment Group
CEO, Executive Producer
avatar for Debra Curtis

Debra Curtis

eOne Television
Senior Vice President of Current Programming
avatar for Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein

Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein

Noble House Entertainment
avatar for Brickson Diamond

Brickson Diamond

The Blackhouse Foundation
Board Chair
avatar for Brian Dobbins

Brian Dobbins

avatar for Dennis Dortch

Dennis Dortch

avatar for DeVon Franklin

DeVon Franklin

Columbia Pictures/Sony
Vice President, Production
avatar for Darrien Michele Gipson

Darrien Michele Gipson

Executive Director
avatar for Heather Hale

Heather Hale

Heather Hale Productions
Film & TV Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Script...
avatar for Billy Hawkins

Billy Hawkins

Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
Motion Picture Literary Agent
avatar for Karen Horne

Karen Horne

NBC Entertainment and Universal Television
Vice President, Entertainment Diversity Programs
avatar for Tifanie Jodeh

Tifanie Jodeh

Entertainment Law Partners
Co-Founder and Partner
avatar for Jelani Johnson

Jelani Johnson

Talent Manager
avatar for Matt Johnson, Esq.

Matt Johnson, Esq.

Ziffren Brittenham, LLP
Managing Partner
avatar for Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones

Morgan Creek Productions
Director of Production

Tanya Kersey

Hollywood Black FIlm Festival
Founder & Executive Director
avatar for Niija Kuykendall

Niija Kuykendall

Warner Bros. Pictures
VP, Production
avatar for James Lopez

James Lopez

Screen Gems
Senior Vice President, Production
avatar for Suzanne Lyons

Suzanne Lyons

Snowfall Films & WindChill Films
avatar for Christopher Mack

Christopher Mack

Warner Bros.
Vice President, Warner Bros. Workshop
avatar for Dave Mann

Dave Mann

VP of Business Development, Poptent Productions
avatar for Bobby Mardis

Bobby Mardis

B. Story Pictures & Fat Chance Films
Filmmaker / Director
avatar for Rachael McLean

Rachael McLean

JuntoBox Films
Digital Media Executive
avatar for Robert Mendez

Robert Mendez

Disney/ABC Television Group
Senior Vice-President
avatar for Kimberly Myers

Kimberly Myers

Writers Guild of America, West
Director of Diversity
avatar for Ashida Onrae

Ashida Onrae

Host / Speaker
avatar for Diane Panosian

Diane Panosian

Studio System, Intelligence Divison
Sales Coordinator
avatar for Numa Perrier

Numa Perrier

Artist, Actress, Producer
avatar for Anthony Pinga

Anthony Pinga

Account Executive
avatar for Amber Rasberry

Amber Rasberry

34th St Films, a subsidiary of Tyler Perry Studios
Director of Development

Mike Regen

RBC Film Group
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
avatar for Harrison Reiner

Harrison Reiner

avatar for Hal Sadoff

Hal Sadoff

Financial Advisor to the Entertainment & Media Industries
avatar for Dana Sims

Dana Sims

Talent Agent
avatar for Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i

Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i

Vice-President, Entertainment Diversity & Communications
avatar for Aaron Speiser

Aaron Speiser

Acting Coach
avatar for Travis Stevens

Travis Stevens

Snow Fort Pictures
Founder / Producer
avatar for Nzingha Stewart

Nzingha Stewart

Writer / Producer / Director
avatar for Darryl Taja

Darryl Taja

Epidemic Pictures and Management
avatar for Jacques Thelemaque

Jacques Thelemaque

Filmmakers Alliance
avatar for Don B. Welch

Don B. Welch

Don B. Welch Productions
avatar for Richard Willis, Jr.

Richard Willis, Jr.

MOZELL Entertainment Group
avatar for Mychal Wilson

Mychal Wilson

Entertainment and Qui Tam Attorney
avatar for Chay Alexander Wright

Chay Alexander Wright

look alike productions, LLC