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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 • 5:15pm - 7:00pm
Monologue Slam W/Twinkie Byrd and Celebrity Friends

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Actors will have a chance to show off their acting skills by performing a 1-minute monologue of their choice in front of a panel of judges. The panel will offer feedback to the actor and give them notes on improving their audition. Actors should treat this like an audition. Must bring your own monologues. Led by Celebrity Casting Director, Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd of In the Twink of an Eye Casting (Sparkle, Jumping the Broom, Notorious).

Separate MONOLOGUE SLAM REGISTRATION required to audition. Register early, limited to 20 auditions. $30 fee to audition.  All festival-goers are welcome to watch for free.

Follow Twinkie’s Blog: Twinkie Is Casting


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Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd

Casting Director, In the Twink of an Eye Casting
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Omari Hardwick

Actor
Omari Hardwick has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry with the passionate and moving characters he has brought to life in film, and on television. Hardwick can next be seen starring in the highly anticipated, TriStar Pictures film SPARKLE as “Levi,” opposite Whitney Houston and Jordin Sparks [to be released nationwide August 17, 2012.] His other film credits include Lionsgate’s KICK-ASS, Twentieth Century... Read More →
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Erica Hubbard

Actress
Erica Hubbard is a film and television actress and model. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Erica knew at the early age of nine that she wanted to be an actress after she performed in her first stage play. She has appeared in the films Simon Says, Akeelah and the Bee, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Save the Last Dance, A Cinderella Story as well as numerous television series including CSI: Miami and Everybody Hates Chris... Read More →
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Naturi Naughton

Actress
Naturi Naughton is a Singer-Songwriter, Rapper and Actress. Naughton is formerly one-third of the R&B trio 3LW and is perhaps best known for her roles on Fame, Notorious and The Playboy Club.
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Kym Whitley

Actress
Born in Khartoum, Sudan, raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and introduced to the world by Hollywood, California, Whitley became a staple on television, guest starring on such popular programs as "Grey's Anatomy," "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "That's So Raven," "My Wife and Kids," "The Boondocks" and "The Cleveland Show." In addition, she created and co-hosted her own evening talk show on BET entitled "Oh Drama!" Whitley was also a host on the NBC show... Read More →



Saturday October 27, 2012 5:15pm - 7:00pm
W Hotel, Great Room 1 & 2 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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