LAPPG Presents: Navigating Filmmaking in LA
Panel & Networking Event
May 15th, 2014
at Busby’s East (Miracle Mile District)
The LAPPG is joining forces with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and FilmL.A. in an effort to bring and keep productions here in LA. This event provides an opportunity for filmmakers to become better informed about what the City of Los Angeles has to offer, how the permitting process works and what types of facilities are even available free of charge right here in the Entertainment Capital of the World.
Paul Audley – President of FilmL.A.
The Board of Directors of FilmL.A., after a national search, selected Paul Audley to become the third president of the organization in October, 2008. FilmL.A. is a private, 501(c)4 not-for-profit organization established for the public benefit. They coordinate and process permits for on-location motion picture, television and commercial production under contract to an ever-increasing roster of public-sector clients in the Los Angeles region. Since arriving at FilmL.A., Paul has negotiated new long-term contracts from client municipalities and school districts, initiated a public education campaign; “Film Works,” and has overseen improvements in the organization’s online permit system, “OPS.” In 2012 a new long term Strategic Plan was developed under his direction and adopted by the Board. Paul has been recognized for raising the public image and reputation of FilmL.A. and for greatly improving the internal management of the company.
Miranda Bailey, Producer, Actress, Director
Miranda Bailey is a film maker in Hollywood who dabbles in all aspects of film making from acting to distribution. In 2001 Miranda co founded Ambush Entertainment which is now one of the leading indie film production companies producing and financing original content. Miranda has produced & executive produced over 20 films including Oscar nominated The Squid and the Whale, James Gunn’s Super and the Kristen Wiig starer Girl Most Likely. Wanting to have more control of her product, Miranda co-founded The Film Arcade in 2012 which theatrically distributes indie films including Sundance director award Afternoon Delight and food documentary Spinning Plates. Miranda directed the SXSW premiere documentary Greenlit and recently wrote & directed the short film comedy Another Happy Anniversary. Miranda is repped by ICM and Echo Lake Management.
Jeff Grace – Actor, Producer, Writer
Jeff Grace is a comedian, actor, producer, writer and director, who started his career on the stages of Second City and ImprovOlympic in Chicago. He was hired to write for IFC’s The Henry Rollins Show and co-founded comedy group The Vacationeers who produced over forty short films together. One of the shorts Jeff wrote, Google Maps, became a viral internet sensation, with over seven million views, coverage on CNN and lead to the group actually being hired by Google to produce more viral video content. As an actor, you may have seen Jeff opposite Jon Hamm on the Emmy Award-winning Mad Men in addition his roles on How I Met Your Mother, Castle, iCarly and No Ordinary Family. With members of The Vacationeers, Jeff has produced and starred in two award-winning feature films, The Scenesters & It’s A Disaster (with David Cross, Julia Stiles and America Ferrera, now available on Netflix) and is directing his first feature film, Folk Hero & Funny Guy, which stars Alex Karpovsky. You can keep up with Jeff at his popular Twitter handle @jeffgrace or at jeffgrace.tumblr.com.
Tjardus Greidanus – Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer
Dutch-born Tjardus Geridanus was fascinated by the hardboiled urban crime dramas that came out of Hollywood in the late 40’s and 50’s. Inspired by those films, Greidanus directed his first student feature at the age of 16 after his family immigrated to Canada. The Fire Within won the Alberta Motion Picture Industry Award for best amateur film and opened the door to film school. After graduating from the Southern Alberta Institute with honors, he worked in Vancouver as an assistant director and locations manager on numerous movies and television series. Greidanus shot, directed and edited HBO specials and DVD content for many of director Michael Mann’s films and series including Ali, Collateral, Miami Vice, Public Enemies, Luck and Mann’s upcoming untitled feature. He was Director of Photography on the PBS series Wired Science, and recently directed, shot and edited The Shot Felt ‘Round the World, a one-hour documentary about the Salk polio vaccine that aired on the Smithsonian Networks and won a Cine Golden Eagle Award. A New York Heartbeat is his first narrative film by Tjardus Greidanus.
Schedule for the evening:
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Happy Hour pricing and networking until 8:00pm
Panel Discussion from 8:00-9:00pm
This event is presented in association with:
Thank You To Our Wonderful Event Sponsors
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Must be 21+ years old with a valid ID to attend. Please drink responsibly.
Valet parking is available for $5.00.
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This event is being produced in association with indievent.
Next LAPPG Meeting: Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 at 7pm
As always there will be plenty of coffee, time to network, and great giveaways! $5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.
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Crossroads School – Roth Hall
1714 21st Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
**Street parking is available on 21st and also on Michigan east of 21st Street and in our 22nd Street parking lot (between Michigan and Pennsylvania.)
Photo from our January LAPPG Event:
LEFT TO RIGHT Back row – Tanya Kersey, Henry Priest, Larry Laboe, Jeannie Roshar, Daniel Sol
Front row – Wendy Woodhall, Jon Gann, Woody Woodhall
Click here to see video of the panel.
Video is filmed and edited by Tim Wuolle.
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