Apr 21, 2010
) ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles, a five-star event
that brings everyone in show business together under one roof, returns Saturday
and Sunday, April 24 & 25 to the Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S.
Figueroa Street, West Hall B, Los Angeles.
Whether you are a producer, studio executive, director, musician,
filmmaker, performer, designer, writer, stage manager, or anyone else involved
in film, stage, fashion, live events, and concerts this event is for you. The
Expo includes a wide range of networking opportunities including the exhibit
hall, workshops/seminars, Designers’ Showcase, focus groups, roundtable
discussions, Film Festival, headshot displays for casting, live auditions for
performers, movie reel showcase, original music showcase, and much more.
Some of ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles exhibitors are 2010 Ford Transit
Connection, Alliance Grip Truck Rental, Avenue Six Studios, Barber Tech Video
Products, doddle, Center Staging, Costa Rica Production Services, Final Draft,
Inc., Geronimo Creek, Italian Film Commission, MyLLC.com, Pacific Design
Center, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, The Science of Acting, The Writers
Store, Video Symphony and Write Brothers, Inc.
ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles Conference offers a series of informative workshops
and panels with a Keynote event scheduled each day. Saturday’s
Keynote, Can You Talk Your Way to an
Oscar™? Meet the Stars Behind the Voices, presented by Voicebank.net,
will explore the exploding voiceover field.
On Sunday, Low Budget Film
Production moderator Al Satterwhite (director/cameraman/photographer)
and speakers Kimberley Browning (Festival Director, Hollywood Shorts/filmmaker/producer),
Greg Crowder (Founder, 6 Reel Pictures/writer) and Robert Mann (director) will
share the secrets for successfully producing a film on a lean budget. Admission to the Keynote events
is free to Expo attendees.
panel highlights include The View From Behind The Camera presented
by American Cinematographer Magazine, will be moderated by Stephanie Argy
(filmmaker and contributing writer, American Cinematographer Magazine) with
panelists Fred Goodich, ASC (“Dangerous Ideas”), Francis Kenny, ASC
(“Justified”), Geary McLeod, ASC (“The Mentalist”) and George Mooradian, ASC
(“According to Jim”); The Life of a Young Performer presented
by A Minor Consideration with moderator Stanley Livingston (director/producer
and former child/teen star – Chip Douglas on “My Three Sons”; President of
First Team Productions), Brad Lemack (talent manager and author of “The
Business of Acting”) and Dr. Ron Zodkevitch (child and adolescent psychiatrist
and consultant to SAG on issues affecting children); Seeing RED – Everything You Want
to Know About Using The RED Camera and Equipment presented by Hollywood
Shorts with moderator Jay Holben (Technical Editor, DV Magazine) and speakers
Ryan McNeely (cinematographer/VFX at Visual Creatures), Christopher Probst
(cinematographer), Al Satterwhite (cinematographer), Jon Sagud (Straight Shooter
at RED Digital Cameras) and Brad Wilson (camera rental at Keslow Camera); Fast
Pitch and Show Me The Money presented
by iBreakfast; The Biggest Thing to Hit Acting in the Last
50 Years presented by Helen Kogan, The Science of Acting, and The
Sound of Success presented by IATSE Local 695. Moderated by Glenn Berkovitz (production sound
mixer), speakers include Phillip Palmer (production sound mixer), Ed Novick
(production sound mixer), Keira Morrisette (associate producer, USA’s “White
Collar”/post-production supervisor) and Woody Woodhall (President, Allied Post
Sunday’s highlights include Secrets from 100 Years of Hollywood Blockbusters
featuring the editors and writers of the acclaimed new book, “George Lucas’s
Blockbusting,” moderated by Alex Ben Block (lead editor on
“Blockbusting”/Senior Editor, The Hollywood Reporter/show business historian),
with panelists Robert S. Birchard
(award-winning film editor/author of “Cecil B. DeMille’s Hollywood), Michael
Kogge (screenwriter/Fulbright Scholar), Hayley Taylor Block (singer-songwriter/freelance
writer) and Frank McAdams (USC professor/author); Are You Latino? Hablas Espanol?
presented by Dawn Page Public Relations with moderator, Dawn Page (President,
Dawn Page Public Relations) and speakers Kurt Honold (Owner, Baja Studios),
Rick Najera (SVP Production & Development, MOVIDO TV), Marco Antonio Regil
(Host, Mexico’s “Price is Right”), and Ron Vaisbort (CEO, Manana Media); The Modern
Spec Script presented by ScreenPlay Lab with co-moderators Robin Rowe (ScreenPlayLab
Co-Founder/MovieEditor.com COO) and Gabrielle Pantera (ScreenPlayLab
Co-Founder/ Gosh! TV Executive Producer) featuring speakers David Boxerbaum
(Agent, APA Talent Agency), Karen Foster (DreamWorks Animation/Co-Producer, “How
to Train Your Dragon”), Bonnie
MacBird (screenwriter – “TRON”/screenwriting instructor at UCLA Extension) and
Sascha Rothchild (TV producer/writer); Social Media for Film & TV also
presented by ScreenPlayLab with co-moderators Robin Rowe and Gabrielle Pantera
and speakers Adam Armus (Executive
Producer, NBC-TV’s “Heros”), Jan Coleman (Executive Producer, MTV’s “The Buried
Life”), Todd Greene (Consultant, MovieSet), Linda Nelson (Co-Founder, Nelson
Madison Films and digital distribution company Indie Rights) and Jeff Ragovin
(CRO, Buddy Media).
a complete conference schedule and registration, visit www.theshowbizexpo.com/a_industrypanels.html.
each day, the ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles Film Festival will screen short films
from emerging filmmakers. Admission is
free to registered Expo attendees.
Expo sponsors are eEmerge, Greenbear Technologies, Inc., ABS Payroll,
ProductionHUB, The Wrap and Greenhouse New York. Partners include Actors’ Equity Association,
American Cinematographer Magazine, American Federation of Musicians Local 802,
A Minor Consideration, Binder Casting, ConsoleCall, Costa Rica Luxury Rentals,
Dawn Page Public Relations, Day Wireless Systems, Digital Cinema Society, Film
Independent, Filmmaker Magazine, Hollywood Shorts, iBreakfast, ICS
(1-800-Book-a-Limo), Independent Feature Project, Independent Filmmakers
Alliance, InHollywood Magazine, In-Sync Publications, millimeter.com, NY411,
New York Production Alliance, New York Women in Film & Television,
Professional Sound Services, Roundabout Theatre Company, Screen Actors Guild,
ScreenPlayLab, Security America, StudioDaily.com, TeatroStageFest, Telsey +
Company, Tribeca Film Festival and Women in Film.
Expo Los Angeles show hours are 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily. For free advance online ShowBiz Expo Los
Angeles exhibit floor registration, conference registration or information on
exhibiting at ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles, visit www.showbizexpo.com.