What is Film Con Hollywood?

    Film Con Hollywood is a full day of panels, workshops, competitions, networking and screenings for actors, writers, directors & content creators.

    If you’re looking to connect, collaborate and build relationships in an effort to take your craft and career to the next level, Film Con Hollywood is for you!

    Join us for this exclusive 1-day event at the Los Angeles Convention Center bringing together TOP industry leaders including:

    • Executives from Gersh, Netflix, TCA, Amasia Entertainment, Gravitas Ventures, Buffalo 8, Three Point Capital, Bondit Media Capital, attorney Lisa Bloom and more!
    • Writers like Deborah Schoeneman (GIRLS, THE NEWSROOM), Jacquen Castellanos (THE AFFAIR, SWEETBITTER), Samantha Tanner (A BOY. A GIRL. A DREAM, Sundance 2018) and more!
    • Directors like Qasim Basir (A BOY. A GIRL. A DREAM., Sundance), J.T. Mollner (ANGELS & OUTLAWS, Sundance), Leonardo Carbucci (LEGENDARY AD, Cannes Official Selection), Alex Ferrari (THIS IS MEG, Hulu) and more!
    • Actors like Emmy-nominated Jillian Bell (22 JUMPSTREET, SPLASH, WORKAHOLICS), Allen Maldonado (BLACK-ISH, THE EQUALIZER, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON), Anthony Montgomery (STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE) and more!

    What to Expect at Film Con Hollywood

    • Inspirational talks from top industry leaders

    • All-day panels & workshops for actors, filmmakers and writers

    • The Stage 32 “Pitch Tank” – 4 top industry professionals evaluate selected pitches

    • Short film screenings & Red Carpet

    • Networking party – meet & greet fellow Film Con Hollywood attendees & panelists

    • Free Headshots from Exact Digital

    • Exhibits & More!

    • To see the full schedule click here

    What Else Is Great About Film Con Hollywood?

    Competitions – Over $3,000 in Prizes!

    Submit your short film or short film screenplay into the Film Con Hollywood competition to win a chance at over $3,000 in prizes! Our esteemed panel of judges will vote on the best films & scripts submitted in each category below based on originality, story and filmmaking technique. Grand Prize winners in each category win $1,000 and a prize package filled with a 4DX Movie Theater gift card, and a Stage 32 swag bag! To find out more click here

    • Best Short Film
    • Best Short Film Screenplay
    • Best Women-Directed Short Film 

    FREE Headshots 

    Need new headshots? Join Hollywood headshot photographer Exact Digital on site as they offer free headshots! This is on a first come, first serve basis.

    Author Book Signing 

    Richard Botto will be on site signing his best-selling book American Film Market Presents: Crowdsourcing For Filmmakers. Over 40 5 star reviews on Amazon!

    Stage 32 Pitch Tank 

    Watch 3 brave creatives pitch their projects to industry executives in the Stage 32 Pitch Tank. Will they have what it takes to survive the tank?


    TEA Award (Top Entertainment Award)

    Awarded for their Distinction, Empowerment, and Inspiration.

    Chevy Chase

    LIFETIME TEA Award (Top Entertainment Award) for Distinction, Empowerment, and Inspiration.

    Jillian Bell

    She will be receiving the TEA Award (Top Entertainment Award) for Distinction, Empowerment, and Inspiration for the year.

    Jillian Bell

    Bonus Fun! Magic of Film Sets & Props Exhibit

    Magic of Film Sets & Props – see an exhibition of some of your favorite legendary film sets & props, brought to you by Shon Le Blanc, owner of The Costume House in Hollywood and a multi-award winning Costume Designer!

    Your Hosts

    David Rountree, owner of LA Acting Studios and Richard “RB” Botto, Founder & CEO of Stage 32 have teamed up to bring you this one-of-a-kind day filled with education and networking, designed to give you the competitive advantage for your career!