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Recent Events

Commercial Visionaries Honored in L.A.

aicp presPresented by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP),the AICP Show’s “The Art & Technique of the American Commercial” and the AICP Next Awards recently visited the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles as part of an extensive tour across the U.S. and abroad. The 2013 AICP Show debuted at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in June while the AICP Next Awards premiered at the NYU Skirball Center, and the commercial productions honored by both events each year become a part of the growing archives of MoMA’s Department of Film. “The Next Awards is such a natural outgrowth of the AICP Show,” said AICP President/CEO Matt Miller. “Here we are in our 22nd year of honoring the best in commercials.”


L.A. Hosts AFCI Locations Show

logoThe Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) recently held their annual Locations Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Film commissioners flew in from across the globe to provide attendees with information regarding the funds, financial incentives and services essential for film and television production.


It's a Wrap for the 2013 L.A. Film Festival

IMG 6741 smAfter 11 days of film, food and festivities, the 2013 Los Angeles Film Festival has wrapped yet another successful industry event. Actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead presented the Jury and Audience Awards to filmmakers at an Awards Brunch hosted by CHAYA Downtown. And the closing night screening of The Way, Way Back was attended by many of the cast and crew, including Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb and Filmmakers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash. 


Produced By Conference 2013

IMG 6460 2Over 1,000 attendees, including an Alaskan bald eagle, recently converged on lot of 20th Century Fox Studios for the 5th annual Produced By Conference, presented by the Producers Guild of America. This is the second time Fox hosted the event, and this year offered an all-star roster of speakers, such as Star Trek Director J.J. Abrams and Entertainment Attorney Ken Ziffren. Valuable session topics were split between big-picture inspirational panels with A-listers and talks dedicated to the nuts and bolts of getting projects made. A-list producers and directors included the always entertaining Mark Gordon (Saving Private Ryan), Roland Emmerich (White House Down) and Jon Favreau (Iron Man 2) who discussed producers who direct and directors who produce for one session. In another panel, Gordon joined Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences President Hawk Koch (Source Code) and Producers Gary Lucchesi (The Lincoln Lawyer) and Stacy Sher (Django Unchained) for a fascinating talk on the challenges that studio producers face in 2013 and beyond.


Cine Gear Expo 2013

CineGear SmThe Studios at Paramount recently hosted Cine Gear Expo 2013, where content creators interested in advancing their craft enjoyed three days of conferences and two days of hands on experience with production gear. The event was also an exceptional opportunity for attendees to network while learning about the products and techniques paving the way to the next wave of production. 

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