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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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Sunday, October 28 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm
2012 HBFF Pitchathon

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Presented by Mozell Entertainment Group

A panel of seasoned writers, producers and executives discuss how to craft a compelling pitch in 30-60 seconds, how to excite and entice your listener in order to get them to want to read your script, and more. Reserve your spot to pitch your project and receive feedback from the panel on how to make the pitch more sellable. 

Separate PITCHATHON REGISTRATION required to pitch. Festival attendees are welcome to come and watch for free.  LIMITED to 20 PITCHES. $30 Pitch Fee.

 

The Winner of the Pitchathon receives the following:

-MOZELL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP will present a private reading of the script at 1010 Wilshire in front of a host of celebrity and high level guests (but it has to be cast by the writer).
 
-MOZELL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP will give the writer $250 to help produce the reading.
 
-The reading will take place before December 1, 2012.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Byrd

Jeff Byrd

Director, Feather Films
avatar for Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein

Devorah Cutler-Rubenstein

President, Noble House Entertainment
“Devo” Cutler-Rubenstein was Director of Literary Affairs for Columbia Pictures Television and Exec Produced the feature film THE SUBSTITUTE starring Tom Berenger and HBO’S SUBSTITUTE 2 starring Treat Williams. She’s currently in negotiations to reboot the franchise for Sub 5. She co-wrote and directed PEACOCK BLUES for Showtime Entertainment. Starring Bill Forsythe and Poppy Montgomery, it won best short and Audience... Read More →
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Mike Regen

Senior Vice President of Acquisitions, RBC Film Group
As Senior Vice President of Acquisitions at RBC Film Group, Mike Regen wearsmultiple hats that give him a unique perspective on the process ofacquiring, producing and marketing films. RBC Film Group is distributed byEntertainment One and is a new entity of RBC Records which is one of theleading independent record companies in the country. Once the opportunitycame up to run the film division at RBC, Regen thought it was a challenge hecould not... Read More →
avatar for Richard Willis, Jr.

Richard Willis, Jr.

CEO & EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, MOZELL Entertainment Group
MOZELL Entertainment Group, a development and production company, continues to accomplish exciting ventures! Movies, television, Theatre and Music, Modeling, Management. | | MOZELL has achieved success in all arenas of entertainment since 1998. By juxtaposing our development expertise with niche marketing opportunities, we’ve been able to level playing fields and accomplish our goals. | | As an individual, Richard Willis, Jr. has... Read More →
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Chay Alexander Wright

Owner/President, look alike productions, LLC
Under his company, look alike productions, LLC, Chay has worked as a songwriter/producer/engineer with a host of artists and projects in Popular music. Since 2005, Chay and the look alike team have specifically focused on the area of "artist development," including: co-producing emerging Hip-Hop artist, Reyn along-side the pioneering hiphop legend, Easy Mo Bee (Miles Davis, Notorious B.I.G., Tupak Shakur) under the development of Richard... Read More →


Sunday October 28, 2012 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Great Room, W Hotel 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

Attendees (5)