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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Aaron Bilgrad

Endemol Digital Studios
Director of Development

Aaron Bilgrad is the Director of Development of Endemol Digital Studios.  Endemol is the world's largest independent production company, known primarily for their hit reality shows such as Wipeout, Deal or No Deal, Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition, and Big Brother.   He has created numerous brand sponsored digital series' including Major League Baseball Fan Cave and DreamMakers with Kobe Bryant.  Additionally, Aaron is a writer/director, and creator of the THE BLANK PRESS:  an experimental production and advertising company specializing in a unique brand of comedy.  The Blank Press currently has a short film (The Converted Jew) airing on TV nationwide, and is re- imagining the business model of selling premium video content online.  

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 26

3:00pm PDT