The only conference held exclusively to promote and celebrate filming in California will be held on Saturday,May 5th at L.A. Center Studios from 10am until 6pm.
Saturday, May 5th • L.A. Center Studios • 10 am–6 pm
450 S. Bixel St., Los Angeles, CA 90017
Keynote Speaker: Courtney B. Vance
Making of the Amazon Series Bosch
This sharply-written, addictive crime
procedural has many stars – from versatile lead actor Titus Welliver to Michael
Connelly, international bestselling award-winning author who executive
produces the series based on his enormously popular novels – to Los Angeles, a
character in its own right. Learn what
it takes to adapt Connelly’s novels into this fast-moving, location-centric
series as it moves through the electric City of Angeles.
Michael Connelly, Executive
Henrik Bastin, Executive Producer
Titus Welliver, Lead Cast Member
Madison Lintz, Cast Member (Maddie
Paul Schreiber, Supervising
Women Behind the Scenes
aren’t getting much better, and everyone wants to know what it’s going to take
to level the playing field. We’ll hear
from a distinguished group of highly-successful women – a director, producer,
cinematographer, production designer, showrunner and studio executive who have
risen among the ranks in a male-dominated industry. What have their journeys been like, what have
been their biggest challenges and where have they found their greatest sources
of support? New programs are in place to
support women’s creative careers, it’s being talked about in the media, efforts
are being made to balance the scales… but when is better going to be better
Rachel Shane, Chief Creative
Officer, MWM Studios (formerly OddLot Ent.)
Oppewall, Production Designer
Film Festivals – A Primer
This panel of experts will focus on different types of festivals, which ones to enter, how to enter, whay you can expect and how to make the most of the opportunities film festivals have to offer. Discover how (if done right) exhibiting your films at festivals can jump start your career!
Director of Programming, Outfest & Newfest
Programming Director, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles
Programming Director, Santa Barbara Int’l. Film Festival
Jenn Wilson, Senior
Programmer, LA Film Festival
Cindy Baer, Independent Filmmaker
The Magic of Visual Effects
We'll draw the curtain back to reveal what it takes to create VFX shots that look believable and have the power to transport you to other worlds. We'll explore how technology has advanced this facet of film making and why it's becoming more mainstream, more affordable and more realistic.
The California Golden Slate Award will be presented to NCIS Executive Producer Mark Horowitz. This award honors an individual who champions filming in California.