Sundance NEXT FEST and FilmL.A. Celebrate Independent Filmmaking in Downtown Los Angeles

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In August, downtown’s Ace Hotel and Theatre hosted the 2017 Sundance NEXT FEST August 10th through 13th. Sundance NEXT FEST is a summer festival celebrating film, music, and the work of independent filmmakers. 2017 marked NEXTFEST’s fifth year and FilmL.A.’s fourth year as a Sundance Institute partner. NEXT FEST featured a handful of bold new films, previously screened at the 2017 … Read More

Warner Bros., Habitat for Humanity ReStores Celebrate Sustainability Win

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If you have ever been on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, you probably passed through an iconic landmark called “The Mill” and its accompanying shop, the Mill Store. While The Mill continues to support productions all over town, the Store recently closed its doors – but not before donating surplus items to the Habitat for Humanity Los Angeles ReStores. … Read More

Team FilmL.A. Joins 10,000 River Stewards for the 28th Annual LA River Clean Up

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This April, the Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) hosted its 28th Annual Great LA River Clean Up: La Gran Limpieza!  FOLAR organizers divided the river into three sections for three separate clean-up days. Team FilmL.A. chose to direct its efforts to the mid-river areas as part of Earth Day 2017. Team FilmL.A. joined thousands of LA River supporters in bagging … Read More

Pan African Film & Arts Festival Celebrates 25 Years

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In February, FilmL.A. partnered with the Pan African Film & Arts Festival (PAFF-LA). The 2017 festival marked the festival’s 25th year and FilmL.A.’s fourth year as a co-sponsor. PAFF-LA is America’s largest and most prestigious celebration of black film. Annually, PAFF-LA showcases more than 150 quality new films and features artwork from over 100 fine artists and craftspersons. For 2017, PAFF-LA … Read More

L.A. Region Projects Earn 71 Industry Awards: FilmL.A.’s 2017 Season Recap

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As the 2017 Awards Season begins to winds down, FilmL.A. is here to remind our readers of how well L.A. area productions fared for the season. This year marks FilmL.A.’s third year of regional awards tracking and reporting. It is always thrilling to see local talent rewarded for the outstanding work they do, and this season offered numerous wins to … Read More

“La La Land” the 11th Film to Win Six Oscars – Most in Show

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Hollywood was aglow for the 89th Academy Awards on February 26. L.A.-based films were nominated for 20 awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Animated Feature. In all, projects made in the Greater Los Angeles Region were honored with seven statuettes. The Oscar for Best Animated Feature went to Zootopia. In acceptance, the filmmakers expressed an interest in creating … Read More

Made in Hollywood Honors Highlights L.A. Made Projects

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In February, FilmL.A. was proud to support the sixth annual Made in Hollywood Honors (MIHH), together with the Los Angeles City Council and seven other MIHH partner organizations. The Honors took place on the Heart of Hollywood Terrace at 1600 VINE in Hollywood. FilmL.A. has participated at the sponsor level for four years. The MIHH program salutes films nominated for Academy Awards® … Read More

California Receives 60% of Super Bowl LI Commercial Production

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Last year, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), with help from FilmL.A. Research, began a thorough analysis of Super Bowl commercial production to determine how much of the production work for these projects happens in the Greater Los Angeles Region. The results of the year-long study were presented in a Los Angeles Times story in February, which highlighted, among … Read More

FilmL.A.’s Board of Directors Includes New Leaders for 2017

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Last December, acting on the recommendation of its nominating committee, the FilmL.A. board of directors voted unanimously to extend the service terms of thirteen of its members, name four new members to the board and appoint a new slate of officers and executive committee. FilmL.A. is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors, which includes entertainment industry executives, labor and … Read More