LOS ANGELES, CA, May 2, 2018 – LA Screenings Independents announced today their official programming for their 2018 showcase, which will place up-and-coming, independently-produced television in front of industry leaders and global buyers looking for fresh, bold content. At the core of this year’s programming will be the “LatAm Summit and Networking Breakfast” on Wednesday, May 16 presented by Olympusat. Sessions will include a presentation by Dan Punt, Managing Director, FTI Consulting on the adoption of mobile content consumption by LatAm market millennials and a session from Olympusat, CEO, Tom Mohler on Hispanic scripted drama. Another highlight of this year’s LA Screenings event will be the Opening Night Party, sponsored by Olympusat and featuring a performance by Chyno Miranda on Tuesday, May 15.
LA Screenings Independents is the first showcase to spring out of the organization’s newly formed partnership with NATPE. This exciting collaboration is marked by an expected record-breaking attendance for the event, which has, for the first time, sold out both exhibition and all hotel rooms at The Intercontinental Hotel.
“We’re proud of the enormous growth LA Screenings Independents has experienced this year, and record-breaking sales are just further proof of the growing demand for quality, independently-produced television,” said LASI President Isabella Marquez. “It’s quite clear that if you’re headed to Los Angeles this summer for the annual screenings, this is a can’t-miss event.”
JP Bommel, President and CEO, NATPE added, “The amazing reception to this year’s exhibition couldn’t be more exciting. The goal of this joint endeavor is to find the perfect homes for the best in independent content, and the synergy of NATPE and LA Screenings will surely deliver on that.”
About LA Screenings
The LA SCREENINGS, annually held in May in Los Angeles after the NY Upfronts, is an international television market currently being held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. It attracts over 1,000 top level television content buyers from all over the world who travel the globe to Los Angeles to screen their content from independent companies to major studios. This event takes place days before the studios present their U.S. TV networks upcoming lineup.
Celebrating over 55 years of service to the ever-evolving global television industry, NATPE continues to redefine itself and the services it provides to meet the needs of its members and the industry. What has remained constant is NATPE's commitment to encouraging the growth and supporting the success of video content development, creations, production, financing, and distribution across all platforms. For more information, please visit www.natpe.com.
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