About the Film in California Conference

The Film in California Conference is the only conference held exclusively to promote and celebrate filming in California.

Attendance has been running 500-600 people and includes professionals from all facets of the film, TV and commercial production industry. Our day-long conference attracts industry professionals seeking to make the most of California’s vast production resources and those wanting to learn the latest on topics that affect filming in the Golden State. Past panel topics have highlighted changing technologies (including VR and AR), diversity, branded content, community relations, digital media, drones, film financing and California’s Film & TV Tax Credit Program.

Past conference speakers and moderators have included the late Garry Marshall, Joe Mantegna, Dax Shepard, Danny DeVito, Matthew Modine, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Ryan Murphy, Jason George, Sharon Lawrence, KPCC’s John Horn and Alex Cohen and studio executives from Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros and Disney-ABC.

Special Guests

Courtney B. Vance
Keynote Speaker
Mark Horowitz
CA Golden Slate Award Honoree
Wilmer Valderrama
Actor NCIS
Elvis Mitchell
KCRW's Host of "The Treatment"
George Pennacchio
Entertainment Reporter
Michael Connelly
Author/EP, Bosch
Debra Bergman
SVP Production, Paramount TV
Henrik Bastin
Executive Producer, Bosch
Titus Welliver
Lead Actor/Producer, Bosch
Madison Lintz
"Maddie Bosch" Bosch
Paul Schreiber
Supervising Location Manager Bosch
Rachel Shane
COO/MWM Studios (OddLot)
Natalie Chaidez
Jeannine Oppewall
Production Designer
Loren Yaconelli
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Our Sponsors

The Film in California Conference is supported by the following companies:

Conference Venue

Los Angeles Center Studios is a honeycomb of creative companies working collectively from a 20-acre studio campus, providing a supportive, synergistic environment for the growing independent elements of the entertainment business. Los Angeles Center Studios is a full-service studio for TV, film, and commercial production and serves the creative industry with Class A and production offices, six 18,000 square foot audience rated state-of-the-art sound stages, as well as full-service amenities. It is widely considered Los Angeles’ premier independent movie studio. The Film in California Conference is proud to have Los Angeles Center Studios as its host venue.

Los Angeles Center Studios
450 South Bixel Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017