LOS ANGELES (February 14, 2012) – The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced today that the 2012 Locations Show will be held June 15 – 16 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
The AFCI Locations Show is essential for industry professionals seeking access to the funds, locations and services essential to film and television production. It is the only event to bring hundreds of film commissioners from all over the world, representing billions of dollars in support and financial incentives.
Taking advantage of the new venue, the AFCI Locations Show 2012 will feature conference sessions, panel discussions, mentoring roundtables, networking opportunities, social events and workshops designed to provide industry professionals with important tools and insights necessary to compete in today’s competitive marketplace.
This year, for the first time, the Locations Show will also run concurrently with the opening weekend of the Los Angeles Film Festival. The Festival, running from June 14-24, is centered around L.A. LIVE and produced by the non-profit arts organization Film Independent. It has attracted upwards of 90,000 visitors, and in 2011, screened over 200 features, shorts and music videos from more than 30 countries. Additionally, the Festival features conversations with guest artists and access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals and emerging talent from around the world. READ MORE »
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 29, 2011) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced today the first slate of speakers confirmed to participate in the 2011 Produced By Conference (PBC) which includes some of entertainment’s most sought-after producers and industry leaders. It was also announced that The Walt Disney Studios along with the ABC Entertainment Group will host the 2011 event in conjunction with AFCI’s Locations Show June 3-5, 2011.“We’re excited to announce the initial speaker line up for this year’s conference to be held at the Walt Disney Studios,” said Producers Guild President Emeritus and co-chair of PBC, Marshall Herskovitz. “We’re extremely grateful to everyone at The Walt Disney Studios for agreeing to host the third annual conference. The Disney lot provides an amazing backdrop for the producing community to gather for an exciting weekend of learning and networking.”
“The Produced By Conference continues to exceed my expectations. I’m thrilled to be a part of this exciting program, and throughout all of the PBC programming, we hope to continue to advance the theme that the role of the producer is a crucial one,” said Gale Anne Hurd, PBC event co-chair. The list of featured speakers for 2011 PBC includes some of the entertainment industry’s most renowned producers and executives including, in alphabetical order:
LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2010) – The Producers Guild of America (PGA) and the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) announced today that the 2011 Produced By Conference (PBC) will be held in conjunction with AFCI’s Locations Trade Show June 3-5, 2011. More details about the event will be released early next year.
Reaching across film, television and new media industries, PBC is an educational forum that attracted more than 1,100 people last year and involves acclaimed producers, including countless Academy Award®-winning filmmakers and Emmy® Award winners, as well as the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. The annual AFCI Locations Trade Show is the largest worldwide gathering of film commissions.
“The Produced By Conference is an important initiative for the Guild as it brings together our amazing producer community for two days of learning and networking. By partnering with AFCI we hope that PBC will be an even more invaluable experience,” said PGA President Emeritus and PBC Event Co-Chair Marshall Herskovitz. “We’re excited to build upon last year’s wildly successful program, and we believe our collaboration with AFCI will enhance learning opportunities and provide the increasingly important global perspective,” added PBC Event Co-Chair Gale Anne Hurd. Rachel Klein will also serve as co-chair of next year’s PBC event.