80 Global Production Locations Representing More than 20 Countries and Over 60 Speakers Including Executives from Amazon Studios, Marvel & Wanda Studios Qingdao
The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) and its industry partner Lightsource Asia Media Group (LAMG) will bring together hundreds of directors, producers, writers, location managers, independent filmmakers and members of various industry guilds to learn, engage, and connect at the AFCI Locations Show and Global Production & Finance Conference from April 6-8 in Los Angeles at the Marriott Burbank & Convention Center.
Described as the premier marketplace for global production locations and film funding resources, the three-day event connects media content producers to over 80 Locations Show exhibitors from more than 20 countries. The accompanying Global Production & Finance Conference offers unique insights into co-production, new incentives / tax reliefs and changes in the film financing landscape with executive speakers from 20th Century Fox, Amazon Studios, Entertainment Partners, Marvel, Paramount TV, Wanda Studios Qingdao, Warner Bros. Entertainment and more.
Locations Show exhibitors include service industry providers and guilds such as Air Hollywood, The OIX (The Online Incentive Exchange), Location Managers Guild International (LMGI) and AFCI Members representing more than 50 US City and State Film Commissions including the California Film Commission, and international film offices from Australia, Argentina, Austria, Jordan, Iceland, New Zealand, South Korea and more.
“AFCI Members represent in part more than $3 billion each year toward funding support of commercial, film and television production while supporting the industry with an estimated global impact of nearly $90 billion annually,” says Kevin Clark, AFCI Executive Director.
The Global Production & Finance Conference, curated by LAMG is sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Film Commission, Entertainment Partners, the New Zealand Film Commission, and includes the Producers Guild of America and Screen International as the official industry partners for the conference.
Conference Speakers, in alphabetical order, include:
Panel Moderators, in alphabetical order, include:
Panel: Around the World in 90 Minutes (Part 1): Opportunities, Options & Outcomes
Panel: Georgia on My Mind: Filmmaking in the Peach State
*The above speakers and moderators are subject to change.
AFCI Global Production & Finance Conference panel session sponsors include: The Canary Islands Government; Creative BC, The Crossing Studios; Film Hawai’i, Island Film Group; Lantica Media; Lightsource Asia Media Group; The Location Guide; Media Services; Monarch Private Capital; and the Motion Picture Production Industry Association of British Columbia (MPPIA).
For the complete Locations Show and Global Production & Finance Conference schedules, panel descriptions, speaker bios, and to register, visit AFCILocationsShow.com. Event Hashtag: #LOCATIONSSHOW
ABOUT AFCI: Founded in 1975, the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) is the official professional organization for film commissioners who assist film, television and video production across the globe. AFCI represents more than 300 film commission members in 45 countries on six continents. It is the industry’s leading resource for location shooting. AFCI.org | Twitter @ WeAreTheAFCI
ABOUT LIGHTSOURCE: Lightsource Asia Media Group is an entertainment focused consulting group of experienced professionals bridging China with Hollywood and beyond. LAMG serves producers, filmmakers and studios with content, finance and distribution opportunities, consulting services and market entry strategies, in addition to providing networking resources. Lightsource is also active in organizing conferences and panels dealing with global production finance, particularly as it relates to China and greater Asia. LAMG executives are frequent speakers and moderators on industry panels. LightsourceAsia.com