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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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Saturday, October 27 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Master Class: Actors Edition (Part 1)

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Joanne Baron (Part 1) 9:30-­‐10:30am

 Joanne Baron is known for her dedication to the work of Sanford Meisner and is a teacher of the Meisner Technique. She trained with Neighborhood Playhouse alum and master Meisner teacher, William Esper, who founded the MFA and BFA Professional Actor Training Programs at Rutgers University. Her past students include Halle Berry, Robin Wright, Mariska Hargetay, Patrick Dempsey, Leslie Mann, and directors Martha Coolidge and Tom Shadyac.



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Joanne Baron

Artistic Director, Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio
Joanne Baron is an actress, producer, and the Artistic Director of the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio in Santa Monica, CA. Joanne studied the Meisner Technique under Sanford Meisner and William Esper in New York, who later trained Joanne to teach acting. Joanne is a highly regarded actress in theater, television, and film, whose credits include Spider-Man 2, Real Genius, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and... Read More →
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D.W. Brown

Co-Owner and Head Instructor, Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio
D.W. Brown is the co-owner and head instructor of the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio. D.W. discovered a profound appreciation of the Mesiner Method after extensive training and he subsequently became an instructor. He has trained actors, writers, and directors for the past twenty five years at The Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio. He has conducted seminars with actors such as Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins... Read More →

Saturday October 27, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
W Hotel, Great Room 3

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