Join LAPPG, NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and Film L.A. for a special evening of networking at Busby’s East on Thursday, May 15th highlighted with an hour-long panel discussion moderated by Art Yoon, Vice President of Film LA. Our panel will consist of award-winning filmmakers who have successfully completed and distributed films shot in LA.
Panelists will discuss their creative process, funding sources, the permitting process, how location effected budget, what locations are available in the city free of charge, what tools were utilized in orchestrating the logistics of the production, and finally, the post process and how it may or may not have related to on-set locations and experiences.
Let’s explore how to keep our film industry working and how to keep this amazing city as the “Entertainment Capital of the World.”
Art Yoon- Vice President of FilmL.A.
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 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.
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 seriesWired 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.
A member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA), Larry has contributed to marketing campaigns by some of the world’s most prestigious advertising firms, including McCann-Erickson Worldwide, Publicis Groupe, Cheil, J. Walter Thompson (JWT) and Arnold Advertising Worldwide. After producing numerous short and feature film productions, Larry began producing television and new media projects with international digital production house SXM. The first network series was NBC’s ‘Ctrl’ starring Tony Hale and Steve Howey. Since, Larry has produced for top networks and brands including Disney, NBC, CBS, VEVO, Dailymotion, MTV, Break Media (now DEFY Media), Comedy Central, IKEA, Samsung, Coca-Cola and Smuckers. These series have been viewed more than 1 billion times over both traditional and new media, and have garnered multiple awards at BANFF, SXSW, NATPE, MIPTV, Cannes and the Webbys. Titles produced by SXM include CTRL, Fact Checkers Unit, Easy to Assemble, Armed Response, SOS Island, Matumbo Goldberg, The Comment Show, Kitchen Jam, Diagnosis Stories, Jump Outs, and Extreme Retreat among others.
Schedule for the evening:
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Happy Hour pricing and networking until 8:00pm
Panel Discussion from 8:00-9:00pm