US FILM INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAM: Focus on Los Angeles
LATC OFFERS AN EXCLUSIVE FIVE-DAY PROGRAM OF MEETINGS WITH HIGH-PROFILE HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVES TO IBERO-AMERICAN FILMMAKERS AND OTHER FILM INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS
November 1-6, 2010 Los Angeles, California DESCRIPTION: Following the success of the first LATC Immersion Program in LA, in November 2009, and the LATC Immersion Program in NY, in June 2010, LATC is now preparing to take the second group of Ibero-Americans to Los Angeles, the film capital of the world.
From November 1st to November 6th, 25 Ibero-American producers and other film industry participants in the 2nd LATC US Film Industry Immersion Program: Focus on Los Angeles will have the opportunity to experience an “immersion” into the commercial, legal, marketing, artistic, academic and new media aspects of the US audiovisual industry through an intensive schedule of meetings, presentations, seminars and other industry activities in the Los Angeles area.
Co-productions and distribution with US independents and Hispanic producers in the US offer an important channel for Iberoamerican producers to reach the US market.
The LATC US Film Industry Immersion Program is open to Latin American and Iberian filmmakers, entertainment and media managers, lawyers, professors, executives and government officials. Producers and screenwriters are welcome to participate with or without film projects.
During the week, participants will have the opportunity to ask specific questions and discuss their projects with US-based producers, agents, studio executives and distributors, generating possibilities for development, financing, distribution and co-production.
LATC has designed the US Film Industry Immersion Program: Focus on Los Angeles and developed an exciting itinerary with its partners, the Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales de España – EGEDA, the National Association of Latino Independent Producers – NALIP and the IFTA Foundation™, a supporting foundation of the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®).
IFTA® is the owner and producer of the American Film Market®. LATC’s Immersion Program in Los Angeles is aimed at increasing the presence of independent Ibero-American talent and audiovisual content in the US market, as well as promoting co-productions with the US.
Upon arrival in the US, participants will enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation session. In the following days, in addition to sessions with IFTA® and NALIP, visits to other well-known film industry entities such as the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the Writers Guild of America (WGA), Producers Guild of America (PGA), the American Film Institute (AFI) and Warner Bros. are also on the agenda.
Participants will also be provided with an insider’s tour and access to selected events of the American Film Market, the premiere global marketplace for films. Other industry meetings include briefing sessions by a leading entertainment attorney, a film industry independent market consultant and top talent agency executive, as well as “pitching” training sessions. The final detailed schedule of meetings and events will be available 1 month prior to the beginning of the Immersion Program.
- 5 nights (November 1-6) in a four-star hotel (double occupancy) in the Los Angeles area (extra nights optional, single rooms for extra charge – contact email@example.com);
- Professional Film Industry Meeting Agenda in Los Angeles;
- Welcome dinner and orientation session;
- Breakfasts and lunches;
- Airport-hotel transfers;
- Ground transportation in Los Angeles to meetings and events in an air conditioned bus.
COST AND PAYMENT:
- Total cost: US$ 2,000
- Reservation deposit: US$ 500 by September 20th
- Deadline for submission of Entry Form and full payment: October 8th
- Only 25 applicants will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis
- All payments may only be made through PayPal system.