AFCI Announces Partnership with Lightsource Asia Media Group for 32nd Annual AFCI Locations, Global Production & Finance Conference

AFCI Announces Partnership with Lightsource Asia Media Group for 
32nd Annual AFCI Locations, Global Production & Finance Conference

 

LOS ANGELES - January 31, 2017 – The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) today announced its partnership with Lightsource Asia Media Group for the 32nd annual AFCI Locations, Global Production & Finance Conference, Thursday, April 6 – Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Marriott Burbank and Convention Center.

Comprised of the Global Production & Finance Conference managed by Lightsource, April 6-7 and the AFCI Locations Show, April 6-8. The AFCI Locations Conference is the international marketplace for locations, filmmakers and producers hosted in Los Angeles, the world’s largest production center. Early-bird registration opens January 31 - March 13.

The Conference features global finance leaders presenting co-production opportunities, national film funds and private capital from both the financial and media production communities. The corresponding Locations Show provides direct access between media content producers and more than 80 AFCI Film Commission Members and dozens of service industry partners exhibiting from more than 30 countries.

In 2016 Lightsource Partners, Rick Ambros, (who is also Partner at Benchmark Studios, Mumbai) and Rob Cain (also President, Pacific Bridge Pictures in Los Angeles) presented and moderated the India and China Global Production & Finance Conference panels.

“AFCI is excited to partner with Lightsource Asia Media Group for the second year of our Global Production & Finance Conference. We look forward to bringing together film finance professionals again to connect with film and television industry professionals interested in participating in the global markets,” says Kevin Clark, AFCI Executive Director.

“In addition to the conference, Locations Show is an opportunity for the Hollywood production community to connect with AFCI Film Commission Members and production adjacent exhibitors to discover available production incentives and infrastructure resources from around the globe,” adds Clark.

“AFCI Locations, Global Production & Finance Conference is a one-stop shop for producers and entertainment industry professionals wanting to participate in targeted panel and keynote sessions about global finance and production and also connect face-to-face with international film commissions,” said Jess Conoplia, Partner at Lightsource and AFCI Board Member. “There’s no other LA-based conference offering this kind of international access.”

AFCI Film Commission Members exhibiting at Locations Show represent more than $3 Billion in incentives and funding support for media productions resulting in an estimated global impact of more than $88 Billion each year.

The AFCI Locations Conference attracts more than 2600 industry professionals that include producers, directors and independent filmmakers, location managers, industry guilds and executives from broadcast and cable networks, and film studios.

For additional event details, to access the exhibitors’ list, explore sponsorship opportunities, and to register to attend, visit: AFCILocationsShow.com.

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

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

Media Contact:
Justin O. Cooper
323.461.2324 ext. 6 | Justin@AFCI.org