2007 HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL
LOS ANGELES _ The 2007 Hollywood Book Festival’s late registration period is now in effect for its annual program celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television, game and multimedia communities.
Authors and publishers who still wish to participate in the event, which is FREE and open to the public, can still register through July 15 for consideration. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sat. July 28 at Barnsdall Art Park in Hollywood, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028.
Vendor applications are still being taken for the day festival as well. Call our office at 323-665-8068 for details.
10 a.m. Music stage opens. The Monolators, John Hoskinson, Lauren Adams, Mitchell Schaffer, Sam Lapides, Michele Vreeland, rizorkestra, Davison/Coleman. More to come!
10 a.m. Vendor booths open
10:30 a.m. Author Stage opens, reading schedule TBA
11 a.m. Rockie The Clown - Free face-painting, balloon animals and more!
1 p.m. PANEL: FROM CONCEPT TO CREATION – TURNING IDEAS INTO BOOKS
Moderator: Bruce Haring, Hollywood Book Festival
*** Jodi Wille, Process Media
*** Ellen Reid, Little Moose Press
*** Donnell Alexander, author, “Rollin’ With Dre”
*** Adam Parfrey, Feral House Books
2 p.m. PANEL: FROM BOOK TO TV/FILM – THE TRANSFORMATION OF PRINT
Moderator: Richard Martini, director, "You Can’t Hurry Love"
*** David Rothenberg, film/TV writer
*** Jerry Heller, author, “Ruthless” and agent/manager
*** Riley Weston, author, “Before I Go,” TV/Film writer
*** Scott Alexander/Larry Karazewski, TV/film writers
3 p.m. Hollywood The Clown - free balloon animals, face-painting and more!
3 p.m. PANEL: HOW STORIES GET TO HOLLYWOOD
Moderator: Ethlie Ann Vare, author/TV Writer
*** Loraine Despres, "The Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell"
*** Barney Cohen, creator, "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch"
*** Carlton Eastlake, Executive Producer, "Farscape" and "Earth: Final Conflict"
4 p.m. THE 2007 HOLLYWOOD BOOK FESTIVAL AWARDS - Gallery Theatre, Barnsdall Art Park -- EMCEE: Michele Dominguez Green, actress, "L.A. Law" and "Six Feet Under"/author, "Chasing The Jaguar"
Based in the capital of show business, the Hollywood Book Festival aims to (1) spotlight literature worthy of further consideration by the talent-hungry pipeline of the entertainment industry; and (2) facilitate getting those works into the proper hands for consideration.
First appearances announced for the event include actress/musician Michele Dominguez Greene, author of "Chasing The Jaguar"; Donnell Alexander, author of "Ghetto Celebrity" and the forthcoming "Rolling With Dre"; Feral House publisher Adam Parfrey; Process Media publisher Jodi Wille; film director Richard Martini; Little Moose Press publisher Ellen Reid; TV/film writer Riley Weston, author of "Before I Go"; TV writer Ethlie Ann Vare, author of "Mothers of Invention" and "Broken Places"; former N.W.A manager and Hollywood agent Jerry Heller, author of "Ruthless"; and writers/directors/producers Scott Alexander and Larry Karazewski, who have won a Golden Globe and had three screenplays translated into books. More will be announced shortly.
The 2007 Hollywood Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, ’zines, comics, e-books, fan fiction, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, genre-based and biography/autobiography works.
A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:
1) The story-telling ability of the author;
2) The potential of the work to be translated into other forms of media.
All entries must be in English. Our grand prize for the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year is $1500 and a flight to Los Angeles for our gala awards ceremony on July 28, 2007. We will also distribute your book to our Hollywood Book Festival mailing list of agents, producers, directors, content coordinators and developers for further consideration and provide marketing materials to winning authors and publishers to spotlight your triumph.
ENTRIES: Please classify your book and enter it in the following categories.Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate fee for each book.
1) General Non-fiction
2) General Fiction
3) Children’s books
7) Fan Fiction
8) Wild Card
9) Unpublished Stories
12) Audio/spoken word
In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, The Hollywood Book Festival will award the following chosen from submissions:
1) Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year Honors the outstanding book of the competition.
2) Hollywood Book Festival Design of the Year Honors outstanding and innovative design.
3) Hollywood Book Festival Publisher of the Year Honors the top publisher based on potential to develop future works suitable for transformation into other media.
FESTIVAL RULES: Hollywood Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants.
NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on this web site shortly after the entry deadline.
Deadline submissions in each category must be postmarked by the close of business on June 25, 2007. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions.
TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online at www.hollywoodbookfestival.com or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee via check, money order or PayPal online payment of $90 in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.
Entry fee checks should be made payable to JM Northern Media LLC. We’re sorry, but entries must be mailed and cannot be delivered in person or by messenger services to the JM Northern Media offices.
Entry packages should include one copy of the book; any relevant marketing material; a copy of your official entry form; and the entry fee or receipt from online payment. Entries should be mailed to:
JM Northern Media LLC
attn: Hollywood Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028-0893
AWARDS: Winners of the 2007 Hollywood Book Festival will be honored at a gala ceremony held in July, 2007 in Los Angeles. You do not need to be present to accept your award or accompanying prizes.
Hollywood Book Festival winners in each category will be admitted free to the awards ceremony. The Hollywood Book Festival selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project.
The Hollywood Book Festival board of advisors includes film director Richard Martini; author/TV writer Ethlie Ann Vare; KPFK radio personality/journalist Maria Armoudian; author/agent Nancy Rainford; and author/conference director Bruce Haring.
The Hollywood Book Festival is produced by JM Northern Media LLC, producers of the DIY Convention and DIY Book Festival.