Hollywood Speaks at Film in California Conference June 13th

Film in CALatin Heat secures limited Free Registrations For the Film in California Conference for our readership

Studio City, CA — Hundreds of film and television professionals, business are looking to see how to capitalize on the new $330 CA Film and Tax Credit Programs which begin in July

California has always been the home of filming and the California Film Commission is working to keep it that way.  With the new $330 million California Film and Tax Credit program which was signed last fall, filmmakers have already begun to see the benefits of this program which officially begins in July.  Nearly 40 projects applied for the $55.2 million in film and TV tax credits available for TV pilots and series in May.

The California Film Commission and Film Liaisons in California Statewide are presenting 8th annual Film In California Conference, which is the largest event exclusively held to promote filming throughout California. The conference will take place on Saturday, July 13th from 11am to 6pm at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City.

Latin Heat has been able to secure registrations for our readership to the Film in California Conference.  If you are interested in attending SIGN UP HERE and we will send you a link to register.  Deadline to sign up is Friday at noon.

The panel sessions include:

California: The Gold Standard :  High profile producers discuss the benefits of shooting in California and how to utilize the tax incentives as well as the benefits of movng a production back to California from another state. Panelists:  Michael Zakin (Co-Executive Producer, Last Days in the Desert, Mozart in the Jungle), Besty Megel (production Manager, Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones), Jim Kleverweis (Eastsiders), Greg Fienbert (Exec. Producer True Blood) and Marcy Patterson (Asso. Producer, Mad Men).  Moderator:  John Horn

Bleeding Edge Production Technology: Learn from top experts in the field how the most up-to-date technology can save you time and money. From tech tools of the trade for location professionals, to asset management and workflow systems, virtual production offices to the latest in previsualization – discover what’s being used, the latest trends and what’s just around the corner.  Panelists:  Steve Cronan (The Matrix Revolutions), Leo Fialho (Location Manager, Intersteller), Doug Jones (Visual Effects, Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom)

Elevate Your Production With Drones: Hear from a panel of UAS experts, watch footage and see a drone up-close to understand why they’re in such demand. Learn about FAA regulations governing the use of drones for commercial filming and what everyone should know about the capabilities and safe operation of our industry’s favorite new toy.  Panelist: Chris Schuster (Production Manger), Keith Kaplan (Camera Operator, The Batchelor), Michael Chambliss (Hot Heat Technician, The Mentalist) moderated by Jon Huertas (Castle)

California’s New Incentive Program: A Tax Credit Clinic.  The California Film & TV Tax Credit Program has increased from $100 to $300 million.  Learn how this new program works, how and when to apply, how to get 5% “uplift” and other program basics.  Speaker:  CFC Executive Director Amy Lemisch.  Moderator: Actress Roma Maffia (Pretty Little Liars)

 

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