“In a time when runaway production is the new norm, its important to shine a light on those production companies who keep projects local and jobs in Los Angeles,” explains Los Angeles Post Production Group’s Co-Founder Woody Woodhall. As FilmL.A. reported recently, last year California ranked fourth behind Louisiana, Canada and the United Kingdom in total live-action feature projects, total related film jobs and total related production spending.
Art Yoon, Executive Vice President of FilmLA and the moderator of the event’s panel says, "Jason Blum knows Los Angeles and knows how to bring the scares! Think Insidious: Chapter 2, Lords of Salem, Paranormal Activity 2, and The Purge -- all filmed extensively in our region and brought L.A. locations to life in Blum’s signature style.”
When thinking some of the highest grossing horror films, Blumhouse Productions is at the top of the list. Blumhouse Productions, founded by Jason Blum in 2000, and is a multi-media production company that pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking- producing high-quality micro-budget films for wide release. Since its launch, Blumhouse has produced more than 30 feature films including some of the most profitable movies of all time.
“It’s a great honor to receive this award and we happily accept on behalf of all those that have made our movies possible. Los Angeles has always been the epicenter of film- making and we intend to keep it that way,” says Jason Blum.
The May 15th event at Busby’s East in Miracle Mile will allow filmmakers to network with one another and take part in an informative panel discussion with 4 talented independent filmmakers including Miranda Bailey, Jeff Grace, Tjardus Geridanus and Larry Laboe who have successfully completed and distributed films shot in LA.
“It’s important to recognize the companies and individuals who are going the extra mile to keep their productions here in Los Angeles, even when other states and counties are competing to lure them away with more incentives, some even with no ceiling. We need to keep our industry in LA working and empowered and Blumhouse has done an excellent job in that arena,” said NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Executive Director Larry Laboe.
Tickets and details for this event are available at:
This event is being widely supported by associations, local vendors and media outlets across Los Angeles and beyond including:
ABS Payroll, Atomos, Below the Line, Creative Handbook, FilmBreak, HDSLR Shooter, HollyShorts, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, IATSE Local 706 Make-up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, Mercury Production Report, MovieMaker Magazine, Post Production Buyer’s Guide, ProductionHUB, Robert Taylor Entertainment Insurance Worldwide, SAG-AFTRA, SAG Indie, Sound & Picture, We Make Movies, Women In Film.
About the LAPPG:
The Los Angeles Post Production Group (LAPPG) is a professional organization/
FilmL.A. is Los Angeles’ regional film office, serving the City and County of Los Angeles and an ever- increasing roster of local municipalities. Providing streamlined permit processing, comprehensive community relations, marketing services, film policy analysis and more to these jurisdictions, FilmL.A. works to attract and retain film production in Greater Los Angeles. Learn more about FilmL.A. at www.filmla.com.
About NewFilmmakers Los Angeles:
NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing the Los Angeles community of entertainment professionals and film goers with a constant surge of monthly screening events. NFMLA continues to provide a forum where filmmakers can be recognized for their contributions, have open audience discussions about their projects and connect with industry professionals for insight on distribution, production, acquisition and representation. www.newfilmmakersla.com.