Film commissioners' Locations showcase begins in Los Angeles

Hundreds of film commissioners from around the world will converge on the Los Angeles Convention Center on Thursday to make their annual pitch to Hollywood.

The Assn. of Film Commissions International (AFCI) begins its 28th annual Locations show, with exhibits from more than 100 film commissions from Morocco to Cambodia, as well as 50 states and cities in the U.S.

This year's showcase is expected to draw as many as 3,000 visitors, among them film producers, location scouts and other industry professionals searching for film locations and the best deals on tax breaks and rebates offered by governments worldwide.

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Along with panel discussions on the rapid growth of digital distribution channels such as Netflix and YouTube, the conference also will highlight the latest trends in film incentives at a time when global spending on media and entertainment is escalating.

"The floor of the Locations show is still the only place in the world where industry professionals can gather under one roof to get specific information on incentives right from the source,'' AFCI Executive Director Kevin Clark said. "Our show offers a one-stop shop to get producers all the information they need to make any type of project a reality."

The AFCI Locations show begins at noon Thursday and runs through Saturday. Admission is free but registration is required. 


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