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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Thanks to Edna Sims, ESP Public Relations for the invitation.