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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Dennis Dortch

Dennis is a Sundance Film Festival 2008 Alumni and IFP Gotham Award nominee for Breakthrough Director for his feature film debut A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK & SEXY. The film is distributed by Magnolia Pictures, licensed by Showtime and currently streaming on Netflix. As an entrepreneur, Dennis is also the head of the BLACK&SEXY.TV network, which produces and distributes the digital series The Couple, The Number, That Guy, & Roomieloverfriends (in co-venture with Issa Rae Productions) weekly.  Dennis and his partners also recently raised $32,000 on Kickstarter for the feature film spin-off of The Couple series that will go into production at the end of the year.


My Speakers Sessions

Friday, October 26

3:00pm PDT