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.