Cineposium 2017

Cineposium 2017: Los Angeles

October 20 - 22
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.
2.30pm - 4.00pm - Backlot Tour, Warner Bros.
4.00pm - 5.00pm - Industry Welcome Reception, Warner Bros.
Bill Draper, Production President, Warner Bros. will present opening comments.
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

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