Cineposium 2017

Cineposium 2017: Los Angeles

October 20 - 22


Friday, October 20th

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.

Sustainability Session at Warner Bros.:  Learn how to big boys do it and how you can apply these methods to your productions back home.

Backlot Tour and Industry Welcome Reception at Warner Bros. with Bill Draper, Production President, Warner Bros. 

Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd

State of the Industry:  An overview of important issues facing the film and television industry.

The Creative Process and Its Impact the Final Decision:  A discussion of how the development process influences physical production and how it impacts your region.

Data Collection:  What to collect and how it will help the industry and your commission.

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.

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.  You will come away from this session with a better understanding of how to form a working relationship with creatives and put our best foot forward for your commission.

Beyond Incentives:  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.

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.

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

Beyond Tentpoles:  Commercials and Independent Productions:  How to attract and enable TV commercials and independent projects.

How Would You Handle It?:  A closed door session that allows film commissioners to share concerns and experiences and seek advice from each other.

AFCI Membership Meeting & Strategy Session:  An opportunity to hear from our new President about the new strategy for the AFCI and how it will benefit your commission.