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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Malcolm Rector

M. J. Solomon Productions
Houston, Texas
I have written eighteen screenplays, nine stage plays, two novels, and three librettos which have won or been finalists in Sundance Feature Film Program, Screenwriting Showcase Awards, Scriptapalooza, the Writers Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition, the Jamerican International Film Festival and the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival. I have directed and produced one feature film, three short films and three music videos which have won awards or been official selections in Worldfest -- Houston International Film Festival, Canada International Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, London Independent Film Festival, Jamerican International Film Festival, Hollywood Black Film festival, NYC Independent Film Festival, and Cannes Independent Film Festival. I am passionate about the creative process. This includes the various forms of writing previously mentioned as well as composing music, be it classical, film or popular, for which I have also won awards. I earned a doctoral degree from Rice University.