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2015 Film in California Conference Slated for June 13, 2015 at CBS Studio Center in Studio City

Join over 500 key entertainment industry leaders, including film, television, commercial, independent film, online and location professionals at the 2015 Film in California Conference. The conference is on Saturday, June 13th between noon and 6:00 p.m. at CBS Studio Center in Studio City. Registration begins at 11 AM.

Produced by The California Film Commission (CFC) and Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS), a network of 40+ film commissioners from across the state, this event is the largest and only conference to exclusively promote filming in California, and is expecting a capacity crowd because of the tremendous interest in the new $330 California Film and TV Tax Credit program.

This year’s conference will have sessions that include drone technology and regulations, production and location technology, we well as a clinic on California’s new incentive program.

Following the event, please join other industry professionals for a networking reception featuring wines from all over California.

Register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-film-in-california-conference-tickets-14971470070?ref=ebtn

Fresno County Featured on ABC's Holiday Show “The Great Christmas Light Fight”

Fresno's best and brightest Christmas light displays are featured on two episodes of “The Great Christmas Light Fight” returning for a second season. Each of the six hour-long episodes will feature four families competing to transform their homes for the holidays. Each episode will award a winner with the ultimate Christmas Gift – the coveted “Bulby” trophy (in the shape of a giant Christmas light) and check for $50,000. Celebs Michael Moloney and Sabrina Soto (from “Extreme Home Makeover: Home Edition”) return as judges for the series. More>>>

FLICS Locations of Note

The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, the 35-story landmark in downtown Los Angeles known for its revolving cocktail lounge, giant atrium and cylindrical glass towers, has added another production to its list of credits: the science-fiction movie "Interstellar" from director Chris Nolan.

 

Filmed in San Francisco, and directed by Matt Reeves with a script from Scott Z. Burns, Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa and Mark Bomback, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has topped the box office the first weeks of its release.

Based on a true story, McFarland stars Kevin Costner who plays a coach living in a predominantly Hispanic town who creates a high school track team that must overcome social and physical hurdles to become champions during the 1980s. Locations shooting includes Kern County.