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 New York City. New York is recognized around the world as a center for Indie filmmaking and the documentary community in the US.
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. Those with projects will have the opportunity to discuss them with US-based producers, agents, studio executives and distributors and possibilities for development, financing, distribution and co-production.
Upon arrival in the US, participants will enjoy a welcome breakfast and orientation. The intensive schedule for the following days includes session and meetings with the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the Writers Guild of America (WGA-East), the Producers Guild of America (PGA), and high profile film industry players in New York such as the Circle of Confusion, which represents writers and directors such as the Wachowski Brothers (The Matrix), Oscar winning studios Focus Features and Sony Picture Classics. Sessions with HBO Documentaries and Indie Directors and Producers, as well as Latin Film Distributor Cinema Tropical, are also on the agenda. Participants will have briefing sessions by a leading entertainment attorney, a film industry independent market consultant and a top talent agency executive, as well as informal “pitching” sessions.
LATC has designed the US Film Industry Immersion Program and developed an exciting itinerary with its partners, the Independent Filmmaker Project. LATC’s Immersion Program in New York is aimed at increasing the presence of Ibero-American talent and audiovisual content in the US market, as well as promoting co-productions with the US. The Immersion Program includes 4 nights in a four-star hotel, Professional Film Industry Meeting Agenda, a welcome breakfast and orientation, airport-hotel transfers, and all breakfasts and lunches.
LATC is a regional professional media training and consulting firm based in Rio de Janeiro. 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 seminars on filmmaking, it offers full-service consulting in specific audiovisual, fiscal incentive, co-production and legal areas. LATC is affiliated to:
CILECT – Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision
IFTA FOUNDATION – Independent Film & Television Alliance
NALIP – National Association of Latino Independent Producers
EGEDA – Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales
FIA – Fundación para la Investigación del Audiovisual
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The nonprofit Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers. Since its foundation, IFP has supported the production of 7,000 films and provided resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers. Currently, IFP represents a network of 10,000 filmmakers in New York City and around the world. IFP fosters the development of 200 feature and documentary films a year through Independent Film Week™, the Independent Filmmaker Labs™ and other activities. IFP offers education in the art, technology and business of independent filmmaking through workshops, seminars, conferences, mentorships and Filmmaker Magazine™, the premier publication in the field. Beginning in January 2008, IFP announced the establishment of its International Alliance to offer cultural organizations a complementary immersion program in professional development for their filmmakers. Through a daylong series of panel discussions and networking, capped off with a social event, IFP provides the perfect gateway to the North American industry. Current International Alliance members include: Telefilm Canada, Unifrance USA, Latin American Training Center (LATC) and the Indo-American Arts Council.