Annual conference attracts film commissions and media professionals from around the world
Washington, DC – Today DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development (MPTD) Director Crystal Palmer is in Los Angeles attending the annual AFCI Locations Tradeshow (Locations) hosted by the Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) in coordination with the Producers Guild of America (PGA). She joins film commissioners from around the country and the world for a two day conference to promote and market their respective locations to the film and television production community. More than 2,000 film, television and media professionals are expected to attend.
During her time there, Director Palmer plans to meet with the producers of several projects slated to film in the District, which include: The Butler (Laura Ziskin Productions/Lee Daniel Entertainment), Succession (USA Network/Universal), Secret Cabinet/Ex-Comm (ABC/20th Century Fox Networks), Nemesis (Fox), November Criminals (Independent), The Lost Symbol (Columbia/TriStar Motion Picture Group & Imagine Entertainment), Marion Barry Biopic (HBO) and 1600 Penn (NBC).
MPTD attends this event regularly in order to realize the part of its mission to increase the overall level of production activity and create opportunities for District residents and businesses. As it has nearly every year, MPTD will host a booth at the tradeshow designed to interface with the filmmaking community and offer information about the District of Columbia as a location with the goal of attracting increased production activity.
Locations, which will take place this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, provides an opportunity to build relationships with high-level production companies based in Los Angeles that have the potential to bring their film and television business to the District. Director Palmer will also have the opportunity to interact with decision-makers for features, TV, commercials, music videos and varied media projects who could potentially bring their productions to the District.
About the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development
The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development is responsible for initiating and managing programs aimed at generating revenue and stimulating employment and business opportunities in the District through the production of film, television, video, photography and other multimedia projects. Washington, D.C.’s instantly recognizable landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and first-class accommodations are just some of the many features that make the District of Columbia a venue of choice for motion picture and television production. A film-friendly city with the resources to accommodate any size production, Washington, D.C. continues to draw feature and independent films, television, documentaries, commercials, and other video and multimedia projects. For more information, contact the Office of Motion Picture and Television Development or visit on the web.