In September 2012, The Pasadena Convention center played host to Digital Video Expo where industry pros gathered for training, networking, and to preview the latest products that shape the way filmmakers create, store and distribute video content. Sponsored by NewBay Media, the 16th annual Digital Video Expo had plenty to offer attendees with panel discussions, conferences and industry sessions including a featured conversation with Academy Award-Winning editor Paul Hirsch, A.C.E., and master classes with documentary filmmaker David Vassar and cinematographer Gale Tattersall.
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) recently held their annual Locations Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 15-16, 2012. Film commissioners from across the globe were in attendance to give exhibitors access to information regarding funds, financial incentives and services essential to aid film and television production. The show held conference sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, social events and workshops intended for industry professionals to gain essential insight in staying updated on today’s competitive market.
Last June, the Producers Guild of America (PGA) returned to the historic Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, Calif. for its fourth annual Produced By Conference (PBC) — and it was a weekend to remember. The PGA and PBC Co-Chairs Tracey Edmonds, Marshall Herskovitz, Rachel Klein and Gary Lucchesi once again managed to corral an all-star lineup of speakers for the two-day event that proved to be both enlightening and inspiring for over 1,400 attendees. Yet, according to Lucchesi, the first time the PGA mounted the Produced By Conference, they were all “a little nervous” that it wasn’t going to get any traction. “But it proved to be enormously successful from the very beginning,” the co-chair reports.
The 2012 Cine Gear Expo created the perfect setting to showcase the newest tech tools that are changing the way film and television content is captured. Industry leaders lent their voices and equipment manufacturers paraded their wares at Paramount Studios in Hollywood to provide a complete education on the current state of the industry.