12th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival

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Mingle Media TV and Red Carpet Report host, Stephanie Garrett, were invited to come out and cover the 2th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival opening night at the Montalban Theater, in Hollywood. The Hollywood Black Film Festival ends on October 28th 2012. For more information on the 2012 Hollywood Black Film Festival, and see a full line up of events, visit www.hbff.org.

Opening Night Red Carpet: “Note To Self” centers around a handsome and popular student-athlete who embarks on a journey of self-realization while navigating the choppy waters of a love triangle. The film stars Christian Keyes, LeToya Luckett, Richard T. Jones, Brian McKnight, Eva Marcille, Clifton Powell, Valarie Pettiford, Jason Weaver, Brely Evans, Sebastian Siegal, Willie Taylor, Mishon Ratliff, Brian McKnight, Jr. and more. Trey Haley directs from a script by Christian Keyes. Following the screening there was a Q&A with the director, writer and cast, and a college-themed after-party afterwards.

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About the HBFF
Founded in 1999, The Hollywood Black Film Festival aims to enhance the careers of emerging and established North American filmmakers through a public exhibition, competition program and industry panels. Known amongst the entertainment industry’s powerbrokers as, “The Black Sundance,” the festival brings independent works of accomplished and aspiring black filmmakers to an environment encompassing the mainstream Hollywood community and Southern California film-going audiences. The festival’s goal is to play an integral role in discovering and launching independent films and filmmakers by bringing them to the attention of the industry, press and public.

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2012 Eye on Black: Salute to Directors Red Carpet Report

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View over 170 photos from the 2012 Eye on Black: Salute to Directors, Event. Watch our YouTube playlist of 25 video Interviews.

Mingle Media TV and Stephanie Garrett were invited to come out and cover the 2012 Eye on Black (EOB) salute to Black Film makers at the Park Plaza Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Eye on Black: Salute to Directors recognizes influential African Americans who are responsible for shaping the black experience through film.

This year’s host was Brandon T. Jackson with honorees Debbie Allen, Martin Lawrence, Haile Gerima, and Chris Robinson. EOB’s Spotlight Directors were Bill Duke and Ava DuVernay and presenters included Tim Allen, Luke Wilson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Khalil Kain, Tatyana Ali, Macy Gray, Evan Ross, Nia Long, and Evan Ross. The EOB event started with a cocktail party and then lead into performances by Leela James, Goapele, Kenny Lattimore, and Tamar Braxton and a four-course meal.

About Eye on Black

Eye On Black (EOB) created in 2010 is a platform that recognizes influential people of African descent in the areas of philanthropy, music, business empowerment, Afro-centric thought, and innovation in the arts. The Eye on Black salute specifically highlights the theatric contributions of African American and Afro-Latino Directors that have assisted in shaping the black experience in film and TV. In 2011, it was announced that Eye On Black would be formed into a 501c non-profit foundation centered around funding community based projects for African American and Afro-Latinos in the areas of art, education, and small business empowerment. www.EyeOnBlack.com

About CENTRIC Network

A cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television). CENTRIC Network is a general interest channel geared towards African-American adults. Centric is available in 28 million homes on DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable and many other digital cable providers as part of the MTV Digital Suite. The channel is additionally an associate member of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative. www.CENTRICtv.com

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2012 Eye on Black: Salute to Directors

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Mingle Media TV and Stephanie Garrett were invited to come out and cover the 2012 Eye on Black (EOB) salute to Black Film makers at the Park Plaza Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Eye on Black: Salute to Directors recognizes influential African Americans who are responsible for shaping the black experience through film.

This year’s host was Brandon T. Jackson with honorees Debbie Allen, Martin Lawrence, Haile Gerima, and Chris Robinson. EOB’s Spotlight Directors were Bill Duke and Ava DuVernay and presenters included Tim Allen, Luke Wilson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Khalil Kain, Tatyana Ali, Macy Gray, Evan Ross, Nia Long, and Evan Ross. The EOB event started with a cocktail party and then lead into performances by Leela James, Goapele, Kenny Lattimore, and Tamar Braxton and a four-course meal.

About Eye on Black
Eye On Black (EOB) created in 2010 is a platform that recognizes influential people of African descent in the areas of philanthropy, music, business empowerment, Afro-centric thought, and innovation in the arts. The Eye on Black salute specifically highlights the theatric contributions of African American and Afro-Latino Directors that have assisted in shaping the black experience in film and TV. In 2011, it was announced that Eye On Black would be formed into a 501c non-profit foundation centered around funding community based projects for African American and Afro-Latinos in the areas of art, education, and small business empowerment. www.EyeOnBlack.com

About CENTRIC Network
A cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television). CENTRIC Network is a general interest channel geared towards African-American adults. Centric is available in 28 million homes on DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable and many other digital cable providers as part of the MTV Digital Suite. The channel is additionally an associate member of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative. www.CENTRICtv.com

For more of Mingle Media TV’s Oscar coverage and other Red Carpet events visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

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twitter.com/Stephanieg3360
www.minglemediatv.com/StephanieGarrettSeries.html