October 20 - 22 | EVENTS SCHEDULE

Friday, October 20th

9.00am – 12.00pm – AFCI University: How to Plan and Execute a Successful FAM Tour
Lead by LMGI location scout Kokayi Ampah, find out what is expected, what is effective, and what to avoid when hosting your own FAM Tour.
FATHER SERRA ROOM

2.30pm – 4.00pm – Backlot Tour, Warner Bros.
RSVP REQUIRED

4.00pm – 5.00pm – Industry Welcome Reception, Warner Bros.
Bill Draper, Production President, Warner Bros. will present opening comments.
RSVP REQUIRED

Saturday, October 21st

9.00am – 10.00am – AFCI Membership Meeting & Strategy Session
An opportunity to hear from our new President about the new strategy for the AFCI.
** Session open to Film Commissioners and Gov’t Officials ONLY

10.00am – 11.00am – The Creative Process and Its Impact the Final Decision
A discussion of how the financial and creative processes influence physical production.

11.15am – 12.15am – Keynote: Data Collection
The importance of collecting data and how it impacts policy considerations.

1.30pm – 2.30pm – How to Present a Winning Location Package
Learn how to interpret the brief from creative teams and the best way to drill down to what they are or are not after.

2.30pm – 3.40pm – The Untapped Resources of the Armed Forces
Learn how the US Military is taking a proactive approach with the film industry and how you can develop a working relationship with the military partners in your region / country to create, attract and streamline production.

4.00pm – 5.00pm – The Balancing Act: How Heavy Hitters Decide Where to Shoot
Yes, incentives matter, but they aren’t the only factor. Infrastructure, travel costs, locations and more all matter too. Hear about the variables that production executives consider ahead of their final decision.

6.00pm – 8.00pm – Membership Reception feat Second Sight
BEVERLY PARK

Sunday, October 22nd

9.30am – 10.00am – Keynote: State of the Industry
An overview of important issues facing the film and television industry.

10.00am – 11.00am – Keynote – Beyond Incentives: The Impact of Film Friendly Policies

11.15am – 12.15pm – Creators of the New Digital Frontier: Going Beyond Film and Television
Once referred to (and possibly dismissed as) “online content” or “webisodes”, learn how to attract, manage and enable the growing number of smaller digital content creators that are changing the game.

1.30pm – 2.30pm – The Diversity Push
A discussion of how equality, diversity and inclusion are impacting industry and how your commission can help to drive positive change.

2.30pm – 3.30pm – Not to be Forgotten: Commercial Productions
How to attract and enable TV commercial projects.

3.50pm – 5.00pm – How Would You Handle It?
A closed door session that allows film commissioners to share concerns and experiences and seek advice from each other.
** Session open to AFCI Members ONLY

registration & rates

Early Bird Registration (June 19th – August 6th): Member $750 / NonMember $950
Regular Registration (August 7th – September 30th): Member $850 / NonMember $1050
Late Registration (October 1st – October 22nd): Member $950 / NonMember $1150

Pricing and Cancellation Policy

SPECIAL OFFER:  NonMember film commissions / offices wishing to attend Cineposium may apply for AFCI Membership at a special rate of $750 – the Membership Application Fee of $350 will be waived.  Both Cineposium registration fees and Member Dues must be paid in full prior to Cineposium.

Cineposium, registration and membership questions may be directed to Melanie at the AFCI office (melanie@afci.org | +1-323-461-2324 x3).

The Beverly Garland Hotel - North Hollywood, CA

The Beverly Garland is the offical host hotel for Cineposium 2017:

  • All general / educational sessions and the Saturday opening reception will happen on-site at The Garland
  • Cancellations must be made 48 hours in advance of arrival date to avoid being charged one night’s rate
  • A limited number of rooms are available at this rate three days prior to and three days after Cineposium and can be reserved based on availability
  • Parking rates:  $12 self / $18 valet daily and $22 self / $27 valet overnight

PLEASE NOTE:  We strongly recommend that you ONLY make reservations through the specific link provided.  The AFCI has not and will not retain the assistance of hotel booking services.  Should you be contacted by a third party to make your reservations, please disregard.

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