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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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Friday, October 26 • 4:15pm - 5:30pm
How to Write a "Fundable" Business Plan SPONSORED BY STUDIO SYSTEM

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If you're interested in finding financing your film, you've got to start with a business plan which connects the creative process and the business side of filmmaking.  In this workshop you will learn how to utilize tools and access the information needed to develop a business plan that can actually get your project funded.  From packaging your project with "marketable" talent and "saleabe" producing and production partners to providing "realistic" financial data and comparables, you will leave this workshop armed with all the information you need to show an investor who you are, where you are going, and how you are going to get there. 

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Alexa Amin

Executive Editor, Studio System News
Alexa Amin is Executive Editor of Studio System News, after having worked as a feature film studio executive since 1999. She most recently served as Vice President of Production at Sony Pictures Animation, where she shepherded OPEN SEASON 2, CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, and THE SMURFS, which grossed over $500 million worldwide. Prior to Sony, Ms. Amin was Vice President, Production for New Regency/20th Century Fox, where her films... Read More →

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 →
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Bobby Mardis

Filmmaker / Director, B. Story Pictures & Fat Chance Films
Bobby Mardis, is a Writer / Director / Producer and has been in the business of making films, media and music for over thirty years.  He is an award winning filmmaker with project aired from Showtime, comedy central, BET, straight to video and MTV. He has completed over three hundred assignments in various capacities and has worked with all phases of production.  Mardis is a DGA and WGA member who is noted for putting projects... Read More →
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Diane Panosian

Sales Coordinator, Studio System, Intelligence Divison
Diane Panosian joined Baseline as a sales coordinator for Studio System and has expanded her role to include the Intelligence Division.  As part of the Intelligence staff, Diane leverages her diverse entertainment experience and Baseline’s vast film data in consulting with filmmakers on the best research strategies for their business plans. Diane began her entertainment career in the NBC Page program where she interned at The Tonight Show with... Read More →
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Anthony Pinga

Account Executive, Baseline
Anthony Pinga oversees day-to-day operations of Baseline Intelligence as well as account management for The Studio System and syndication sales. With Baseline's 30+ year legacy of curating entertainment film and TV information, Anthony works closely with industry clients to build customized data solutions for their business needs. Anthony joined the company in 2001 as part of the Studio System television content team. Over the years, he has... Read More →

Friday October 26, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm
W Hotel, Great Room 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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