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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Bobby Mardis

B. Story Pictures & Fat Chance Films
Filmmaker / Director

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 together as a “hired gun,” or implementing his own projects.  He is currently working on a film called, “Black Male: An Endangered Species” which is in the form of a one hour television special, a ninety minute feature length film, six music videos and a book.  One of his music videos is being screened on Saturday at the “Men in film” screening at 4:30p. More information and support for this project can be found by going to www.brotha2brotha.com.  His personal website is www.BobbyMardis.com . B. Story Pictures / Fat Chance Films (323) 882-4130 bobmardis5@aol.com

My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 26

4:15pm PDT

Saturday, October 27

4:30pm PDT