16th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (LA) — Lynne Conner — AAPEX

Friday, December 18, 2009

16th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (LA)

Time: December 19, 2009 at 10am to December 20, 2009 at 10pm
Location: Ebony Repertory Theatre @ Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
Organized By: Lynne Conner

Event Description:
On December 19th and 20th, BHERC will feature short films and documentaries from around the country as well as host entertainment seminars and panels featuring distinguished industry professionals, including the Art Imitates Life Forums including working with New Technology, Spotlight on Young Filmmakers, Film Distribution, Intimate Discussions with Acting Coaches, Stage vs. Film Acting, Working during the recession, Creating your own Properties and Solutions in Hollywood, Finding An Agent, and Fighting Back with Film.

NEW MEDIA FORUM moderated by Valiant Robinson, will discuss Navigating through new media technologies (open to all professions). It is an intensive, hands on, interactive workshop, designed to walk participants through developing a project from concept to completion. Participants will be given an opportunity to pitch their idea (1 minute) at the workshop. The idea that is voted # 1 by participants will be developed step-by-step in the workshop. Learn how to create, market and distribute digital content on various platforms, i.e., ipods, pda’s, cell phones, mobisodes, Internet, webisodes, webcasting, videocasting, direct downloads and social networking. Panelist include: Michael Ajakwe ~ TV writer / Playwright / Producer, www.ajakwetv.com; Dennis Dortch ~ Filmmaker / New Media Entrepreneur, www.blackandsexy.tv; Michael Johns ~ CEO / UrbanWorld Wireless.com; and jaymeshines.com & Chris Denson~Founder: Genius Effect Media Group; Partner: Jigsaw Global; www.jigsawglobal.com.

There will be an intimate discussion with JEFF CLANAGAN, CEO and President of Codeblack Entertainment about the state of the black “Urban” film market, partnerships, project development, acquisition, producing, marketing through various distribution platforms, and pitching your project.

LA Youth Expressions Through Film ~ Students from Los Angeles High School students film showcase. Featuring films from Fremont, Washington and Roosevelt High Schools. Hosted by producer/teacher Darryl McCane.

Actors Forum with Guest Speakers: John Wesley (actor), Carl Gillard (producer/director/actor), JaVon Johnson (actor/coach), and Karen Malina-White (actress/producer), sharing their expertise on creating your own properties and solutions in Hollywood including working during the recession, stages of performing including Film, television and stage, perfecting your craft); Performing On The Set, A live Set, with Camera & Crew, Effective ways to communicate to your cast & crew on set, Creative ways to make your film, reel and webisode. What are you waiting for?

Come one, come all and Celebrate our stories...$5.00 donation to the public.

Lynne Conner

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