Earlier this month, FilmL.A. staffers participated in the 2012 Locations Expo organized by the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI).
Held at the Los Angeles Convention Center during the Los Angeles Film Festival, the annual event draws film commission representatives from other states and nations all looking to capture a share of California’s heritage industry.
FilmL.A. used the opportunity to tout its practical service offerings for local filmmakers, including the LocoScout location search tool, free production planning assistance and multiple film coordination agreements with local school districts.
This was FilmL.A.’s second year as an exhibitor at an AFCI-branded event. Thanks to the California Film Commission and representatives of Film Liaisons in California, Statewide (FLICS), as well as participation by several local vendors and suppliers, the California film industry was well represented at the trade show.
FilmL.A. staffers Todd Lindgren, Adrian McDonald, Philip Sokoloski and Amy Soule took turns handing out FilmL.A. info packets and Film Works stickers.
“Many folks in the local entertainment industry want FilmL.A. and particularly Los Angeles to do more in the way of marketing to filmmakers,” said FilmL.A. President Paul Audley. “We thank everyone who stopped by the FilmL.A. booth, particularly those with kind words for FilmL.A. and the Film Works campaign.”
(Photo: FilmL.A. staffers Philip Sokoloski and Amy Soule at FilmL.A. Booth at Locations Expo 2012. Credit: Erik Deutsch.)