The Hollywood Black Film Festival gets underway today with the premiere of the opening night film “Note To Self” starring Christian Keyes and LeToya Luckett. The film will screen Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Montalban Theater in Hollywood California followed by an opening night after-party. The four day festival will screen a variety of films, as well as conduct seminars and workshops with top industry names like studio executive DeVon Franklin, casting director Twinkie Byrd and national radio host and author Michael Baisden.
Other highlights of the HBFF include a panel at 12:30 p.m. on Friday October 26 called Hollywood 101: I want to be an Actor, Writer, Director or Producer: Where do I start? featuring among others actor Dorian Messick, directors Nzhinga Stewart, Sheldon Candis, Matthew A. Cherry, and producer Datari Turner followed by screenings of “Versailles '73: American Runway Revolution “ at 3:30 p.m. an “Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till” at 5 p.m.
On Saturday October 27 at 1: 45 p.m. a seminar called The Business of Acting will take place with actors Dondre Whitfield, Kym Whitley, Anna Maria Horsford and Keyes. Several more films will screen on Sunday October 28 including “24 Hour Love” which will close out the festival.
For a full schedule of the 2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival and ticket availability you can visit the festival’s website.