AFCI Announces Partnership with Lightsource Asia Media Group for 32nd Annual AFCI Conference

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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.

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