FRIDAY, JUNE 16

REGISTRATION WELCOME CENTER

June 16 | 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM | Loews Hotel, Americana 2, 1601 Collins Ave

Festival Pass pick-up, information & ticket sales


 

MASTER CLASS IN PACKAGING YOUR TV SHOW IDEA

Presented by Prudential

June 16 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Gallery at the Betsy Hotel, 1433 Collins Ave

Karen Horne and Misha Green

Led by Karen Horne. This class provides a framework for how to prepare a pitch package for general meetings, detailing what that looks like, as well as breaking down what to expect on the journey to selling a project.

Guest Instructor: Misha Green

Writer Producer & Showrunner, WGN’s Underground and HBO’s recently announced LoveCraft Country read bio


 

CADILLAC INTERACTIVE STUDIO

June 16 | 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor

Cadillac

Step into the Cadillac interactive experience and be the star of your own movie poster.


 

ABFF STYLE LOUNGE

Presented by Shea Moisture

June 16 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Loews Hotel, Cowrie 2

Shea Moisture

Stop by for pampering, touch ups and grooming before your next event


 

INDUSTRY EXPO

June 16 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Loews Hotel, Rotunda

Turner

Turner hosts a “Morning Mixer” for the next generation of innovative and creative thinkers! Learn more about job opportunities across the various brands. Join the recruiting team for a drink/snack and find out how you can join the family.

JARO

Jaro provides on-demand access to independent films and visual art rooted in the black experience. Streaming independent feature films, emerging web series and a diverse selection of shorts, Jaro actively promotes our streaming content across social media platforms and with original articles, videos and podcasts.


 

FILM SCREENINGS

June 16 | 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Colony Theatre, MB Cinematheque, & Loews Hotel

Film Screenings Wreath

Features, Shorts, Docs & Web Series Screenings


 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: SNOWFALL

Courtesy of FX

June 16 | 11:00 AM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd

Snowfall, July 5, FX

Snowfall is a one-hour drama set against the infancy of the crack cocaine epidemic and its ultimate radical impact on the culture as we know it.

Q & A with John Singleton will immediately follow the screening.

Director(s): Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah | Writer(s): John Singleton, Dave Andron, Eric Amadio | Executive Producer(s): John Singleton, Dave Andron,Thomas Schlamme, Eric Amadio, Michael London,Trevor Engelson | Principle Cast: Damson Idris, Carter Hudson, Sergio Peris Mencheta, Emily Rios, Juan Javier Cardenas, Michael Hyatt, Amin Joseph, Angela Lewis, Alon Aboutboul, Malcolm Mays, Isaiah John, Filipe Valle Costa


 

THE CADILLAC SHOWROOM

June 16 | 11:30 AM – 6:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

Cadillac

Get a first-hand look at Cadillac’s latest luxury performance vehicles – including the CT6, XT5 and CTS-V


 

CELEBRITY SCENE STEALERS

Presented by TV One

June 16 | 12 NOON – 1:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

Lance Gross, Lil Mama and Tami Roman

A dynamic event where Lil Mama, Lance Gross, Tami Roman, Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker, Lisa Wu, Tobias Truvillion, Tiffany Black, and Dennis White perform scenes from TV One’s annual screenplay competition, where one talented writer wins the opportunity to have their movie made by TV One

 

AMERICAN AIRLINES PASSHOLDER LOUNGE

June 16 | 12 NOON – 4:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

American Airlines Lounge

Network with fellow attendees, and meet the official documentary filmmakers of the festival from 2 pm – 3 pm


 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: LA 92

Courtesy of Nat Geo & Lightbox

June 16 | 1:45 PM | MB Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave

LA 92

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, LA 92, a new feature documentary from National Geographic Documentary Films, immerses viewers in that tumultuous period through stunning and rarely seen archival footage. Produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn (“Man on Wire”) and Emmy winner Jonathan Chinn (“American High”) and directed by Oscar winners Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin (“Undefeated”), the film looks at the events of 1992 from a multitude of vantage points, bringing a fresh perspective to a pivotal moment that reverberates to this day.

Q & A with producer Jonathan Chinn and ABFF Founder Jeff Friday will immediately follow the screening.

Directors: Dan Lindsay & TJ Martin | Producer: Jonathan Chinn, Simon Chinn & Sarah Gibson


 

TURNER presents…

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A DEVELOPMENT EXEC. (Adult Swim) AND TALENT RECRUITMENT & DEVELOPMENT AT CNN presented by Turner

Careers in Entertainment Center

June 16 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM | The Gallery at the Betsy Hotel, 1433 Collins Ave

Walter Newman, Ramon Escobar

A Day in the Life of Development Executive
Walter J. Newman, Vice President of Development for Adult Swim, will break down the role of developing and producing comedy series and animated programming for Adult Swim. His career journey and what his day to day responsibilities entail.

followed by Talent Recruitment & Development at CNN
Ramon Escobar, Vice President of Talent Recruitment and Development, and Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Worldwide responsible for the recruitment for on and off-air talent will explain the important charge behind this job, key skills needed and how he rose this position.


 

CADILLAC INTERACTIVE STUDIO

June 16 | 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM | Loews Hotel, 2nd Floor

Cadillac

Step into the Cadillac interactive experience and be the star of your own movie poster.


 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: DOWNSIZED

Courtesy of TV One

June 16 | 3:00 PM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd

Downsized still

Michael and Ebony Nelson’s middle-American, suburban lifestyle is disrupted when they become teenage parents. Forced into a modern-day “shotgun” wedding, they must put their personal goals on hold in order to do what is best for their new family. Amazingly, the two high school sweethearts manage to overcome the odds, and even establish an ideal life. However, life isn’t as perfect as it seems. The success that initially was meant to strengthen their family becomes the very thing that drives them apart. As a result, Michael desperately tries to hold onto everything he’s worked for his entire life. This leads the family on an unconventional adventure to restore their faith, hope, and trust.

Followed by Q & A with cast members Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker

Director: Rhonda Baraka | Writer: Michelle McKissic | Producers: Eric Tomosunas, James Seppelfrick | Cast: Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker


 

INDUSTRY EXPO

June 16 | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Loews Hotel, Rotunda

HBO

Come meet HBO recruiters to discuss open job opportunities in Media Relations, Creative Marketing, Programming areas, as well as information on their internship program.

Comcast-NBCUniversal

At Comcast NBCUniversal, we want to be reflective of the communities we serve. We want diversity in front of the camera, behind the camera and in the business. Everyday thousands of our employees have a chance to make an impact and to build incredible experiences that touch millions. That touch us.

Comcast NBCUniversal brings together the best in media and technology. We drive innovation to create the world’s best entertainment and online experiences. As a Fortune 40 leader, we set the pace in a variety of innovative and fascinating businesses and create career opportunities across a wide range of locations and disciplines. We are at the forefront of change and move at an amazing pace, thanks to our remarkable people, who bring cutting-edge products and services to life for our customers every day.

Please visit our table and meet some of our senior executives and talent acquisition professionals to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal. Get started at NBCUniCareers.com and ComcastCareers.com.


 

#ABFFSOCIALWALL

Sponsored by McDonald’s

June 16 | 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Loews Hotel, Cowrie Foyer

McDonald's

Facebook, Tweet, SnapChat & Instagram with us at the ABFF Social Wall.


 

ABFF TALK SERIES “THE BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT” with Terrence Howard

Presented by Verizon

June 16 | 5:00 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

ABFF

Learn things about this multi-talented artist (Empire, Ray, Hustle & Flow) that you never knew, as he provides insight into his journey and the business.


 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: 90 DAYS

Courtesy of AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)

June 16 | 5:00 PM | MB Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave

90 DAYS

A riveting story of love, integrity and compassion, 90 DAYS is an award-winning short film based on a true story that explores a couple’s life altering decision after ninety days of dating. Fueled with gripping performances by an extraordinary cast led by Teyonah Parris, Nic Few and Pauletta Washington, 90 DAYS is groundbreaking in the way that it confronts the human experience of overcoming one of life’s greatest perceived challenges. Written by Nathan Hale Williams and directed by Williams and Jennia Fredrique Aponte, 90 Days is touching hearts while navigating the definition of ultimate compassion. Love is greater than anything, including HIV. Executive Produced by Jussie Smollett.

Q & A with the Cast & Directors will immediately follow the screening.

Director: Nathan Hale Williams & Jennia Fredrique Aponte | Writer: Nathan Hale Williams | Producer: Sol Aponte | Principle Cast: Teyonah Parris, Nic Few, Pauletta Washington, Rodney Chester, Emmett Short


 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: THE DEFIANT ONES

Courtesy of HBO

June 16 | 6:00 PM | Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Rd

THE DEFIANT ONES

The first of a four-part documentary series that tells the stories of Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre.

Director: Allen Hughes | Writer: Allen Hughes | Producer: Allen Hughes, Doug Pray, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Jerry Longarzo, Michael Lombardo and Gene Kirkwood


 

COCKTAILS,CONVERSATIONS & FINANCIAL FACTS WITH PRUDENTIAL

June 16 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | The Conservatory @ the Betsey

Prudential

Join us to discuss how to manage the finances that impact your daily life and your future!


 

LINCOLN ROAD DINE AROUND

June 16 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Lincoln Road

Enjoy special discounts for ABFF passholders at participating restaurants on Miami Beaches iconic retail strip Lincoln Rd.

Tapelia – 551 Lincoln Rd.

20% off

Hank & Harry’s – 1691 Michigan Ave

10% off

Meat Market – 915 Lincoln Rd

Complimentary dessert with each entrée

Balan’s – 1022 Lincoln Rd

Complimentary glass of red or white wine or dessert with each entrée

Bacaro – 1625 Michigan Ave

A complimentary Bellini Cocktail with a purchase of an Appetizer (per person).

Nespresso – 1105 Lincoln Rd

Purchase any item at the Boutique and receive a 10% off on your choice of Beverage at the Nespresso Bar

Segafredo – 1040 Lincoln Road

Complimentary glass of sangria with any purchase

Spris – 731 Lincoln Road

10% off food and beverage

Quattro – 1014 Lincoln Road

15% off any food and beverage purchase

YardHouse – 1681 Lenox Ave

10% off food purchases


 

THE CADILLAC SHOWROOM

June 16 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

Cadillac

Get a first-hand look at Cadillac’s latest luxury performance vehicles – including the CT6, XT5 and CTS-V


 

SPOTLIGHT SCREENING: MR. CHIBBS

Courtesy of the Miami International Film Festival

June 16 | 8:45 PM | Loews Hotel, 1601 Collins Ave

MR. CHIBBS

Reeling from his mother’s death and a subsequent DUI, NYC basketball prodigy and retired NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson looks to discover himself in the midst of a mid-life crisis. Anderson traces past footsteps to confront haunting memories and find solace in becoming the father he never had time to be. Combining unseen footage with raw moments of reflection, “Mr. Chibbs” explores what happens when the talent fades and a sports legend searches for a meaningful future. Directed by Jill Campbell.

Director: Jill Campbell | Writer: Jill Campbell | Executive Producer: Barry Greenstein | Producer: Jill Campbell, Barry Greenstein, Gregory Gerhard | Principle Cast: Kenny Anderson


 

ABFF COMEDY WINGS COMPETITION

Presented by HBO

June 16 | 9:00 PM – 10:30 PM | New World Center, 500 17th St

Comedy-Wings

A hilarious night of comedy hosted by Yvonne Orji (Insecure). Five of the funniest new comics battle it out to take home the 2017 Comedy Wings “Winner” title.