APRIL 2018
Hollywood Creative Forum 9.0 Recap
The Hollywood Creative Forum 9.0 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles this past February attracted more than 300 creatives for one of the entertainment industry's premier confabs for creators of color. One of the overarching themes of the conference, reiterated in session after session, was "get in where you fit in," referencing how people of color are finding their niche in scripted and unscripted formats. Also top of mind was how new technologies like OTT and VR are driving changes to the creative process.
Inside the Forum 2018
The Inaugural Kaitz Talks
This year's Hollywood Creative Forum launched it's highly successful Kaitz Talks, a series of half hour presentations produced and delivered by leading experts in their fields. The Kaitz Talks covered a variety of topics, themes and ideas that not only informed, but provided food for thought and, we hope, stimulated creativity.

Digital Diversity Network Hosts Masterclass on VR
Cinematic virtual reality is on the fast track to becoming a premiere storytelling medium. The Walter Kaitz Foundation supports the partnership with Digital Diversity Network, AbelCine and Redflight Innovation to host a Masterclass on VR, production lighting and directing on April 14, 2018, at AbelCine in Brooklyn.
The 22nd Annual American Black Film Festival hits Miami Beach, June 13 -17, 2018. Join ABFF's Ambassador, Insecure's Jay Ellis, and the who's who of Hollywood, for 5 days of movie premieres, celebrity talks, high powered networking, parties and non-stop entertainment. For more information and to purchase passes and tickets visit ABFF.COM.
UCLA Releases 5th Annual Report on Diversity in Hollywood
The global box office success of Black Panther is no surprise to UCLA sociologist, Darnell Hunt. His annual report on Hollywood diversity, released by UCLA's College of Social Sciences argues that movies and TV shows with diverse casts and creators pay off for the industry's bottom line.
Managing the AT&T-Time Warner Merger
Registration Now Open for 32nd Annual NAMIC Conference
A&E's Women Tell Their Story, Raven returns as CEO


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