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THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
OMNI DALLAS HOTEL

OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION AND SCREENING: "BLACK IN AMERICA" HOSTED BY SOLEDAD O'BRIEN
Room: Dallas EF
12:00 Noon – 2:00 p.m.

Award-winning journalist, Soledad O'Brien, hosts a screening of the latest installment of CNN's highly successful multi-part series, Black in America, which illuminates life issues facing African Americans. An informative and interactive panel discussion will follow. (Confirmed panelists include Robert Panning-Miller, Eric Mahmoud and Nakia Douglas.)

PANEL I: Marketing Within the Faith-Based Community: How to Break Through and Make It Stick
Room: Dallas EF
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Moderator: Mary Claire Kendall, Writer, Forbes
Tom Allen, Partner, Allied Faith & Family
Larry Ross, President, A. Larry Ross Communications
Tirrell Whittley, CEO, Liquid Soul
Tosha Whitten Griggs, CEO/Pres., Front Page Media
Stephanie Frederic, Executive Producer, FGW Productions

In today's highly competitive entertainment marketplace where consumers have so many choices, creating an innovative marketing campaign for a faith-based film can be challenging. Learn from industry veterans in the faith space on how to create integrated marketing and promotional campaigns that break through the clutter and leave a lasting (and positive!) impression on the minds of market influencers and consumers.

SCREENING II: "I'M IN LOVE WITH A CHURCH GIRL" – ROMANTIC DRAMA, U.S.
Featuring excerpts and cast discussion with Jeff "Jarule" Atkins, Stephen Baldwin, Israel Houghton (Executive Producer) and Galley Molina (Writer and Executive Producer).
Room: Trinity Theater Room
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

SCREENING III: "ONE CHANCE" – Romantic Comedy, U.K.
Room: Trinity Theater Room
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

SCREENING IV: "CHILD 31" – Documentary, U.S.
Room: Trinity Theater Room
10:00 p.m. – Midnight


FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 2013

PANEL II: The Now and Future of Faith-Based Film and TV
Room: Dallas EF
8:30 a.m. -9:45 a.m.

Moderator: Sarah Pulliam Bailey, National Correspondent, Religion News Service
Brian Edwards, COO, One Three Media
Dr. Holly Carter, CEO, Relevé Entertainment
Charlie Jordan Brookins, SVP, Original Programming, BET
Christopher John Farley, WSJ.com and editor of Speakeasy

With the steady increase of faith-based film and television productions domestically and internationally, it is time to assess where this movement is headed and how this cultural opportunity might be maximized. Industry insiders share their experiences and insights as to the current state and future of faith-based film and television.

SCREENING V: "DIVERSITY IN CANNES" SHORT FILM SHOWCASE
Room: Trinity Theater Room
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Great storytelling transcends cultural and geographic boundaries and the short films selected for the Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase are no exception. Embodying the core elements of the inaugural International Faith and Family Film Festival, these uniquely-themed films from the U.S., Canada, Italy and Spain, give life to globally diverse characters and stories to which we all can relate. Originally screened at the Festival de Cannes, as part of the Beyond Borders Diversity movement, these films are a direct reflection of the mission to ensure the preservation of the underrepresented story at the Cannes Film Festival and beyond.

SPECIAL SCREENING: BISHOP TD JAKES PRESENTS "MIND, BODY & SOUL" ON BET
Room: Dallas EF
12:00 Noon – 1:00 p.m.

BET brings spiritual leader, educator and humanitarian Bishop T.D. Jakes as host of a brand-new talk show. Covering a wide range of topics including health and wellness, finance and relationships, Bishop Jakes unearths deeper conversations on the topics that matter to Black America. Watch a preview of Bishop Jakes' new talk show on BET!

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: An "Act" of Faith: Up Close and Personal Conversation with Acclaimed Actor Meagan Good
Room: Dallas EF
1:00 pm – 2:00 p.m.

Entertainment industry veteran Debra Langford interviews actor Meagan Good (ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, STOMP THE YARD, JUMPING THE BROOM, THINK LIKE A MAN) on her journey in creating a successful acting career.

PANEL III: Getting Your Film/TV Production Launched: How to Choose the Right Team
Room: Dallas EF
2:30 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

Moderator: Kirstin Wilder, VP/Managing Editor, Variety
DeVon Franklin, Senior Vice President of Production, Columbia TriStar Pictures
Darrell D. Miller, Office Managing Partner/L.A., Fox Rothschild LLP
Amir Shahkhalili, Agent, WME
Charles King, Agent, William Morris Endeavor
Nikkole Denson-Randolph, Vice President, Special & Alternative Content, AMC Independent
Zola Mashariki, Senior Vice President of Production, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Does this director have the sensibilities I need and industry cred to attract talent? Are these the right actors to help me realize the full potential of my project? Do I have the right lawyer? All of these questions and more must get properly answered in order to produce a successful film and/or TV project. Hear from leading Hollywood executives on what to consider when assembling the team for your next production.

SCREENWRITING MASTER CLASS WITH DR. STAN WILLIAMS - DAY 1
The 21 Secrets of Successful Motion Picture Stories: How to tell box office successful stories that connect and engage audiences about what is good, true and beautiful.
Room: Dallas C
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

SCREENING VI: "LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN" – Official TV Entry, Drama, U.S.
Room: Trinity Theater Room
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Debra Langford interviews director Regina King (STORY OF A VILLAGE, SOUTHLAND), actors Hosea Chanchez (THE GAME, 96 MINUTES), Brély Evans (SPARKLE, BEING MARY JANE) and book author, Reshonda Tate-Billingsley (LET THE CHURCH SAY AMEN, BLESSINGS IN DISGUISE) in Q&A following the screening.

SCREENING VII: "GRACE UNPLUGGED" – Musical Drama, U.S.
Room: Trinity Theater Room
7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

SCREENING VIII: "THE OTHER SON" – Drama, France
Room: Trinity Theater Room
10:00 p.m. – Midnight


SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 2013

SCREENING IX: "PLAYIN' FOR LOVE" – Romantic Comedy, U.S.
Room: Trinity Theater Room
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: PLAYIN' FOR LOVE: The Story Behind the Story
Room: Trinity Theater Room
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Following the screening, OMG/The Insider's Kevin Frazier leads a discussion with actor/filmmaker Robert Townsend, basketball legend Isaiah Thomas, and The Honorable Commissioner Michelle Spence-Jones of Miami, on using film to address the problems of youth violence and despair in our inner-city communities.

ACTOR'S RAP WITH ANTHONY MACKIE: A MASTER CLASS FOR ACTORS
Learn the art and craft of acting from one of the industry's most exciting and fastest-rising stars.
Room: Trinity 2
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

SCREENWRITING MASTER CLASS WITH DR. STAN WILLIAMS - DAY 2
Irony, Goals and Subplots: How to create diverse, well-rounded characters on a single moral theme that connects with audiences.
Room: Trinity 3
10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: An "Act" of Faith – Part II: Up Close and Personal Conversation with Acclaimed Actor Kerry Washington
Room: Trinity Theater Room
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Kevin Frazier, Co-Host, OMG/The Insider and Founder, HipHopHollywood.com interviews award-winning actor Kerry Washington (DJANGO UNCHAINED, FOR COLORED GIRLS, PEEPLES, RAY, MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA, SCANDAL ) on her journey in creating a wonderful body of work with her acting career that spans across film, stage and television.

PANEL IV: Digital World Rising: The Current State of Digital Filmmaking,
Distribution and Marketing and Where It Is Going

Room: Trinity Theater Room
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Kevin Frazier, Co-Host, OMG/The Insider and Founder, HipHopHollywood.com
Al Thompson, CEO, ValDean Entertainment
Jeff Yordy, former Vice President Acquired Marketing at 20th Century Fox, currently President of Integrated Media
Will Campbell, CEO, Quantasy
Kevin Columbus, CEO, The Forum Entertainment Group
Monique Ware, VP of Digital Marketing – Shows and Web Originals, BET
Marra B. Gad, President, Egad! Productions

Digital is everywhere and its ongoing proliferation is bringing significant changes to the entertainment industry. What does this mean for filmmakers, marketers and distributors? What strategic planning should be undertaken now to stay current and where are the new technologies headed? New media executives and industry veterans discuss the growing prominence of the digital world and what it all means for filmmakers.

CLOSING SCREENING X: "WINNIE MANDELA" – Drama, U.S. (World Premiere)
With Red Carpet Arrivals

Room: Trinity Theater Room
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

- OMG/The Insider's Kevin Frazier interviews Jennifer Hudson following the screening.