5th LATC US FILM INDUSTRY IMMERSION PROGRAM IN LOS ANGELES
NOVEMBER 4-9, 2013
LATC and EGEDA announce an exclusive five-day program of meetings with high-profile Hollywood executives and organizations for global film industry professionals
The tentative list of meetings is available here.
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Since 2009, the Latin American Training Center-LATC has offered US Film Industry Immersion Programs in Los Angeles and New York, and in 2011 LATC joined forces with EGEDA – Entidad de Gestión de los Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales, from Spain, and its Los Angeles office, in order to expand and enhance the Program.
With over 100 participants from 17 countries – in Latina America, Europe and Asia, the LATC Immersion Program in Los Angeles stands as a unique opportunity for independent producers from around the world to experience an “immersion” into commercial, legal, marketing, artistic, academic and new media aspects of the US audiovisual industry.
The 5th LATC US Film Industry Immersion Program will take place November 4-9, 2013. In this edition, LATC will offer up to 30 places for global film industry professionals. The LATC Immersion Program is open to filmmakers, entertainment and media managers, lawyers, professors, executives and government officials from all over the world. Professionals are free to participate with or without feature film projects.
Through an intensive schedule of meetings, presentations, round tables and other activities, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their projects with US-based producers, agents, studio executives and distributors, generating real possibilities for development, financing, distribution and co-production. The program includes an exclusive insider’s tour and access to selected events of the American Film Market, the premiere global marketplace for films. This year, LATC is pleased to offer participants a special discount for the American Film Market & Conferences Executive Pass. LATC is the exclusive Latin American Consultant for AFM 2013.
The LATC Immersion Program package includes 5 nights in the hotel DoubleTree, an intense professional film industry meeting agenda, a welcome dinner and orientation session, all breakfasts, a closing dinner, free hotel Wi-Fi, airport-hotel transfers and ground transportation in Los Angeles to meetings and events.
Among the many companies and organizations that have collaborated with the LATC US Immersion Programs (LA and NY) in previous editions are: Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) Foundation, National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Producers Guild of America (PGA), Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME2), Motion Picture Association of America-MPAA, Directors Guild of America (DGA), The Radmin Company, American Film Institute (AFI), the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), Focus Features, Sony Pictures Classics, HBO Documentaries, Goldcrest Films, Overture Films, Circle of Confusion, Cinema Tropical, the Independent Film Channel, Phoenix Picture, UTA and Participant Media.
Located in Rio de Janeiro, the Latin American Training Center – Centro Latino-Americano de Treinamento e Assessoria Audiovisual – is a regional media training and audiovisual consulting firm focused on professional development of the new generation of filmmakers and other audiovisual professionals in Latin America. LATC specializes in creative training programs for audiovisual content producers based on new-technology business models. LATC also offers a full array of consulting services for audiovisual projects and film commissions, including project development and packaging, co-production orientation, identification of appropriate funding sources, as well as international representation.
LATC is affiliated to: CILECT – Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (Brussels), IFTA – Independent Film & Television Alliance (Los Angeles), IFP – Independent Filmmaker Project (New York), NALIP – National Association of Latino Independent Producers (Los Angeles), The Incentives Office (Los Angeles), EGEDA – Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (Madrid), Rio Film School (Rio de Janeiro), Cesnik, Quintino e Salinas Advogados (São Paulo) and the Américas Film Conservancy – AFC.
Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales is the collecting society that represents the interests of audiovisual producers in Spain. EGEDA also manages producers’ rights to royalties on copyright (public performance, private copying and rentals), as well as the broadcast of excerpts taken from audiovisual works. EGEDA has important links with producer associations in Latin America, and has established collecting societies for the joint administration of producers’ rights in several Latin American countries.
EGEDA US was set up in Los Angeles in 2007 with the aim of having a permanent office in the US in order to be more accessible to its American members and also to serve as a liaison to facilitate relations between the US film industry and those of Spain and Latin America. Besides, it serves as a major link between the Spanish film industry and the American and Latino film industries.
ABOUT IFTA FOUNDATION
IFTA Foundation is based in Los Angeles, CA and founded by IFTA, the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television industry and the voice and advocate for the Independents worldwide. The IFTA Foundation is organized and operated to carry out the purposes of the Independent Film & Television Alliance to strengthen, diversify or otherwise serve the needs of the independent film and television’s creative community by providing industry educational and career opportunities to individuals who demonstrate an interest in arts and entertainment, and by supporting other meaningful programs and charities.
NALIP is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latino/Latina Independent film television and documentary writers, producers, directors and performers. NALIP’s mission is to promote the advancement, development and funding of Latino film and media arts in all genres. NALIP is the only national organization committed to supporting both grassroots and community-based producers/media makers along with publicly funded and industry-based producers. NALIP holds a National Conference and organizes five other national initiatives to advance the skills, projects and relationships of its members through professional development and advocacy efforts, community building and mentoring.
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