The city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands was once again an ideal setting for IBC2012. Broadcasters and filmmakers from around the world gathered to discuss technology and trends that will ultimately transcend how consumers will be entertained. The location was beautiful and the weather perfect, and everything from the traffic to each IBC event flowed seamlessly.
The attendance figures for this year’s event at the RAI Exhibition and Congress Centre were reported to be an impressive 50,937.
The Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development, the Utah Film Commission, the Utah Office of Tourism and Delta Air Lines came together to welcome the Hollywood community to film in the state of Utah at the annual "UTAH IN HOLLYWOOD" event. The September evening event held at the Luxe Hotel on Sunset Boulevard in West Los Angeles was attended by producers, actors, location managers and other entertainment industry professionals as they looked to gain information about lensing in the state.
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.