From November 1-6, 25 Ibero-American filmmakers 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, 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 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), 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.

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, 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. 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.


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LATC is a media training and consulting firm based in Rio de Janeiro, founded by Steve Solot following over 20 years of experience representing the US major studios in Latin America as Regional Vice-President of the Motion Picture Association (MPA). LATC is focused on the new generation of audiovisual content producers in Latin America, based on new technology business models and digital rights management concepts. In addition to hosting and organizing workshops and short-term courses on filmmaking, it offers seminars in intellectual property rights protection as well as full-service consulting in specific audiovisual, fiscal incentive and co-production areas. LATC is affiliated to:
CILECT – Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (Brussels)
IFTA FOUNDATION – Independent Film & Television Alliance (Los Angeles)
IFP – Independent Filmmaker Project (New York)
NALIP – National Association of Latino Independent Producers (Los Angeles)
EGEDA – Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (Madrid)
FIA – Fundación para la Investigación del Audiovisual (Valencia)
The Incentives Office (Los Angeles)

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.

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.

The Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales is the collecting society that represents and defends the interests of audiovisual producers in Spain arising from the rights that the current Intellectual Property Act (as amended April 12, 1996) recognizes and protects. EGEDA has the authority of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport for its non-profit activities. EGEDA manages the right to royalties for private copies and certain types of public performance rights, such as retransmissions and communications in places open to the public, on behalf of audiovisual producers. EGEDA also manages producers’ rights to royalties on copyright and for performing artists (public communication, private copies 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’ collective rights in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, Chile and Uruguay. Societies in Mexico and other countries are under way.



Daniel Dreifuss
LATC Head of US Programs      
Los Angeles, California
Tel: +1-818-644-1068

Fernanda Lima
LATC Special Projects
Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Tel: +55-21-8357-3400

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