Ausfilm Week LA aims to create, build upon and develop international relationships between Ausfilm members and Australian producers with key clients in LA to encourage international production to Australia.
The event will comprise a series of interactive panel sessions highlighting Australia’s production incentives schemes, post production and filmmaking talent, networking experiences, producer collaboration meetings and learning opportunities between the Australian and US film industries.
Targeted one-on-one meetings between leading Australian filmmakers, US studios, development executives, production companies and packaging agents will take place during Ausfilm Week 2012 to discuss collaboration for the development of Producer Offset projects.
Seventeen Australian producers are participating in Ausfilm Week 2012, these producers are:
Jamie Hilton, See Pictures
Michael Robertson, Prodigy Movies
Steve Jaggi, Jaggi.Shute
Chris Brown, Pictures in Paradise
Mark Overett, New Holland Pictures
Todd Fellman, Story Bridge Films
Tracey Robertson & Nathan Mayfield, Hoodlum
Trish Lake & Dan Lake, Freshwater Pictures
Dee McLachlan, The Picture Tank
Leanne Tonkes, Ministudios & Circus Productions
Michael Adante, Source Collective
Pete Ford, Resolution Independent
Aidan O’Bryan, WBMC
Alan Lindsay, Vue Group
John V. Soto & Deidre Kitcher, Filmscope Entertainment
Josh Wakely, Grace Films
Melanie Ansley & Sam Voutas, Scopofile
We will also be joined by over twenty members participating in Ausfilm Week LA including OFTA Screen Australia, State Screen Agencies and corporate members.
The response from the US industry has been very strong. A wide range of companies representing distribution/production/broadcasting/post production/talent agents/sales agents/financiers will be in attendance at events from October 24th to 31st.
This year Ausfilm will also be exhibiting at AFM following Ausfilm Week from November 1st to 7th. AFM is the premiere global marketplace for motion picture production and distribution and the largest gathering of film industry professionals in North America with over 8000 attendees.
Ausfilm’s purpose for participating in AFM is to enhance opportunities for co-production markets and promote Australia’s Screen Production Incentives via networking events and 1-2-1 meetings for Australian producers and potential co-production market partners.