L.A. Screenings Independents, the first showcase to result from the partnership with NATPE, has set the official programming lineup, featuring independently produced TV series, as well as sessions and networking events.
At the core of this year’s lineup is the LatAm Summit and Networking Breakfast, which will be held on Wednesday, May 16, and presented by Olympusat. Sessions will include a presentation by Dan Punt, the managing director of FTI Consulting, who will speak about the adoption of mobile content consumption by LatAm market millennials. There will also be a session delivered by Olympusat CEO Tom Mohler, who will discuss Hispanic scripted drama. Another highlight of this year’s L.A. Screenings event will be the opening night party, sponsored by Olympusat and featuring a performance by Chyno Miranda on Tuesday, May 15.
“We’re proud of the enormous growth L.A. Screenings Independents has experienced this year, and record-breaking sales are just further proof of the growing demand for quality, independently-produced television,” said L.A. Screenings Independent’s president Isabella Marquez. “It’s quite clear that if you’re headed to Los Angeles this summer for the annual screenings, this is a can’t-miss event.”
JP Bommel, the president and CEO of NATPE, added, “The amazing reception to this year’s exhibition couldn’t be more exciting. The goal of this joint endeavor is to find the perfect homes for the best in independent content, and the synergy of NATPE and L.A. Screenings will surely deliver on that.”