Next Meeting: Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 @ 7pm

You are invited to attend our next LAPPG meeting featuring: Plug-in Showcase


Alex Dow, Director of Marketing at Zaxwerks, will be showing a first look of the new 3D ProAnimator v8, coming soon! This new version is all about speed and beauty and is geared for the user that values his render time. Alex’s depth of knowledge and infectious attitude has helped people all over the world discover how easy 3D motion graphics can be when using Zaxwerks products.


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Jon Chappell, CEO of Digital Rebellion LLC, will be showing off their cloud workflow platform, Kollaborate, and how it connects with all of their apps to improve workflows. Come learn how it can simplify file sharing and team management and how you keep up to date with the progress of your project, store files in the cloud, share them with colleagues and clients, and much more.

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As always there will be plenty of time to network, enjoy some coffee and participate in our great giveaway! $5.00 kindly requested at the door will include 1 giveaway ticket.


Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences @ Roth Hall 1714 21th Street Santa Monica, CA 90404

[highlight]**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.)[/highlight]

The Los Angeles Post Production Group in association with ProductionHUB is hosting a free workshop at Cine Gear Expo called:

Win Projects & Attract Clients By Making Your ProductionHUB Profile Work For You

on Friday, June 6th at 4:00pm at The Studios at Paramount – Screening Room # ProductionHubLogo-100x100You’ll learn detailed, actionable tips on optimizing your online profile to increase your chances of gettingfound by the 6 million+ who search annually for production and post production services. Perfect for newbies, as well as professionals who already use ProHUB to find work and want tofind out how they can make their profile work for them.

***You must register for an exhibits pass to Cine Gear to be able to attend. ***Click here to register for the Expo.

Registration to Cine Gear is free until May 31, 2014, at midnight Pacific time CinegearCine Gear Expo offers the opportunity to meet with companies producing the latest tools and services for the industry, get hands-on technical training, gain new skills, hear breaking industry news, network with peers and learn from industry leaders. Nowhere else will you find the volume and quality of information that will be available at Cine Gear Expo 2014.

Thank you to our sponsors, friends and all who attended and made our LAPPG Presents: Navigating Filmmaking in LA Panel & Networking Event so successful!

The LAPPG joined forces with NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and FilmL.A. on May 15th at Busby’s East in an effort to bring and keep productions here in LA. This event provided an opportunity for filmmakers to become better informed about LAPPG_Busby_Panelwhat 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.

This was an amazing evening of networking and a panel discussion moderated by Paul Audley, President of FilmL.A. with four fabulous filmmakers including, Miranda Bailey, Jeff Grace, Tjardus Geridanus and Larry Laboe who have successfully completed and distributed films shot in LA. We also want to thank Jeanette Brill for coming to accept an award of recognition on behalf of Blumhouse Productions for keeping 95% of their production work here in Los Angeles!


A special thank you to all our event sponsors:

ABS Payroll, Atomos, Below the Line, Creative Handbook, FilmBreak, FilmL.A., HDSLR Shooter, HollyShorts Film Festival, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, IATSE Local 706 Make-up Artists and Indievent, Hair Stylists Guild, Mercury Production Report, MovieMaker Magazine, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles, Post Production Buyer’s Guide, ProductionHUB, Robertson Taylor Entertainment Insurance, SAG-AFTRA, SAG Indie, Sound & Picture, We Make Movies, Women In Film.

 Here’s a great article about the event from our friends at Below the Line. Click here.

 Moderator: Paul Audley – President of FilmL.A.

Paul+Audley+American+Film+Market+Day+7+K58NjuxpFYYlThe 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.

Panelists include:

Miranda Bailey, Producer, Actress, Director

Miranda Bailey headshot (small)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 HeadshotJeff 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

Tjardus Greidanus – Writer, Director, Editor, Cinematographer

Tjardus headshot smallDutch-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.

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. twuolle [at] Twitter @WoolyProduction

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