FilmL.A. Supports Filmmakers Sharing Their L.A.

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On October 20, New Filmmakers LA produced its second annual short film competition celebrating Los Angeles’ cultural diversity.   On Location: The Los Angeles Video Project played at the downtown AT&T Center to a packed house. The films screened at the event answered the question: “What is your L.A.?”  The program gave filmmakers a chance to use the medium of film … Read More

Hollywood Panel Discusses Path for Production’s Return

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On November 16, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce presented its first ever State of the Entertainment Industry Conference at the Loews Hollywood Hotel.  The theme of the conference, “Restoring Hollywood as the Center of the Creative Universe,” focused the day’s events on what Los Angeles business leaders must do to make film and related industries work better in the state. … Read More

FilmL.A. Reaches Out to Independents at AFM

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Each year, the American Film Market (AFM), produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) brings to West Los Angeles more than 8,000 film industry professionals from 70+ countries.  Producers, directors, distributors, marketing professionals, film commissioners and others gather from across the world for eight days of screenings, seminars and deal-making. This year, as participants disembarked from their cars … Read More

FilmL.A. Volunteers Found Down by the River Side

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On Saturday, April 28, FilmL.A. staffers and their families participated in the 23rd Annual Los Angeles River Clean Up. La Gran Limpieza, as the event is also known, is hosted by Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) and happens annually the week after Earth Day. This year, the countywide event attracted an estimated 4,000 total participants. The Los Angeles … Read More

Scouting the Competition at the Sundance Film Festival

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Last week, FilmL.A. President Paul Audley and Vice President Todd Lindgren returned from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, more knowledgeable of the competitive production environment and inspired by the experience. FilmL.A. was able to tag along with the Valley Industry & Commerce Association (VICA), which put together an economical trip package for its members that included … Read More