From October 31st to November 5th, 25 Ibero-American filmmakers and other film industry participants in the 3rd 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, panels 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 real possibilities for development, financing, distribution and co-production.

Upon arrival in the US, participants will enjoy a welcome dinner and orientation session. In the following days, in addition to sessions with the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (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), Warner Bros. Entertainment and Arenas Entertainment are also on the agenda. Past collaborators in LATC US programs (LA and NY) include: Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME2), Directors Guild of America (DGA), The Radmin Company, American Film Institute (AFI), Executive Producer Alan Poul, attorney Michael Donaldson, Producer Barney Cohen, 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, attorney Susan Bodine, and producer Ira Deutchman, among others.

Participants will also be provided with an exclusive 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 executives, as well as “pitching” training sessions.

LATC has designed the US Film Industry Immersion Program: Focus on Los Angeles and developed an exciting itinerary with its partners, 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, promoting co-productions with the US, as well as finding ways for new talent who wish to make US movies to enter the English language film market.

The Immersion Program package includes 5 nights in a four-star hotel, professional film industry meeting agenda, a welcome dinner and orientation session, airport-hotel transfers, ground transportation in Los Angeles and all breakfasts and lunches.

 

ABOUT LATC 
latamtrainingcenter.com

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 also offers a full array of consulting services for audiovisual projects and film commissions.

LATC specializes in creative training programs for audiovisual content producers based on methodology emphasizing new technology business models. LATC consulting services include 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)

ABOUT IFTA FOUNDATION
www.ifta-online.org

IFTA Foundation is a tax exempt corporation based in Los Angeles, CA and founded by IFTA, a non-profit organization. The IFTA Foundation is organized and operated to carry out the purposes of the Independent Film & Television Alliance by strengthening, diversifying or otherwise serving the needs of the independent film and television’s creative community by providing educational and career opportunities to individuals who demonstrate an interest in arts and entertainment, and by supporting other meaningful programs and charities.

ABOUT NALIP
www.nalip.org

NALIP is a national membership organization that addresses the professional needs of Latino 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. NALIP also advocates for and teaches them to advocate on their behalf.

MORE INFORMATION, PROGRAM COST AND ENTRY FORM:
COMING SOON AT latamtrainingcenter.com

CONTACT:

Bruna Brasil
LATC Executive Director
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel: +55-21-8191-4311
bruna.latc@gmail.com

Fernanda Lima
LATC Special Projects
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Tel: +55-21-8357-3400
fernanda.latc@gmail.com

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