HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 500 production industry professionals will descend on CBS Studio Center (Radford) May 20th for this year's Film in California Conference, where Shondland's Betsy Beers will receive the 2nd Annual California Golden Slate Award for her long history of production in-state.
The Golden Slate Award, which was first bestowed last year to Ryan Murphy, honors an individual who champions filming in California and whose work has generated thousands of in-state jobs. Ms. Beers credits include serving as executive producer on iconic TV series such as Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder, Still Star-Crossed, Private Practice, and the upcoming new drama, For The People. In addition to producing such projects in California, Ms. Beers will be recognized for her commitment to diversity, which serves as an industry model. The award will be presented by actor Jason George (Grey's Anatomy, Mistresses, Playing the Field, With This Ring).
Other highlights of this year's conference include "The Making of This Is Us" panel (with cast members Chrissy Metz and Chris Sullivan), and a video message from Director/Producer/Writer Ava DuVernay presented by A Wrinkle in Time Producer Jim Whitaker. Other topical panels will cover "Film Financing for Independents," "Sustainability – The Greening of Hollywood" and "Content Production & Distribution in the Rapidly-Changing Digital Age."
The Film in California Conference is the only annual event of its kind showcasing the benefits of filming in the Golden State. What began 10 years ago as a modest trade show and wine-tasting reception for location managers has grown into a day-long conference for professionals representing all facets of film, TV, commercial and digital media production. The focus is on learning how to make the most of California's vast production resources, while getting up to speed on key industry issues.
The Film in California Conference is produced by the California Film Commission and Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS), with support from ABC Studios and The Walt Disney Studios.
More information, including the conference agenda, list of speakers and registration, is available at http://www.filmcalexpo.com/. Use promo code FICC2017 to get 50% off the cost of registration.
For the California Film Commission
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