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WESTDOC Moves to Culver City, Early Registration Now Open for Event Sept. 9-12

Photo of Amy Dawes By Amy Dawes | Thompson on Hollywood March 23, 2012 at 5:53PM

Filmmakers may want to take advantage of discounted early registration now through April 30 for WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference. The third annual event, which offers access to execs involved in funding and acquiring docs, nonfiction and reality programs, moves to Culver City this year.
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Filmmakers may want to take advantage of discounted early registration now through April 30 for WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference.  The third annual event, which offers access to execs involved in funding and acquiring docs, nonfiction and reality programs, moves to Culver City this year.  It’s slated for Sept. 9-12 at the historic Culver City Hotel and adjacent Pacific 12 theater complex.   Info on registration and fees is at the website, www.theWESTDOC.com.
 
With digital distribution emerging as a key trend, WestDoc has adopted the tagline “An Industry Is Being Reborn." “Expect more discussions about navigating the digital marketplace and utilizing newly emerging technologies,” says event co-founder Chuck Braverman.  "We expect to expand our mission to illuminate this new part of our industry.”
 
More than 100 industry speakers are expected to participate in the three-day conference, set to include panels, case studies, social events and networking sessions. The event also offers one-on-one pitching opportunities and half-hour sit-downs in which execs outline the current focus of their network or production company.  
 

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.