The Walter Kaitz Foundation to Host Hollywood Creative Forum


The 7th Annual Hollywood Creative Forum will take place on February 23-24, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

The Hollywood Creative Forum has become one the leading conferences and gathering place for scripted and unscripted content in media for people of color. The event has grown significantly over the last few years and has been expanded to include both scripted as well as unscripted and attracts production companies, network executives, creators and distributors of content from across the country.

The mandate of Hollywood Creative Forum is to foster business collaborations through both structured and informal networking opportunities, to provide practical business and creative intelligence, as well as to continue the debate about diversity, through a variety of high level keynotes, workshops and panel discussions.

Further information on the program can be found on their website at


Tuesday, February 23

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Opening Keynote
10:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Credentialed Meet & Greet
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. “Building your Brand through Social Media”
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. “Distribution for the Creative Eye”
12:00 p.m. – 12:50 p.m. “From Writing Programs to Hit Shows”
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Structured Luncheon
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. “The Latino Paradigm Shift”
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. “Writing for Unscripted”
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening Reception


Wednesday, February 24

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m. Remarks
9:10 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote Address
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. “Becoming a Top Showrunner in Hollywood”
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. We’re not in Kansas Anymore”
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Luncheon & Keynote – A Conversation with Sanjay Sharma
2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. “From YouTube to Primetime”
3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. “Best New Practices for Pitching and the Things That Still Work”
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Evening Panel (By Invitation Only

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