Outside the industry centers of New York and Los Angeles, several cities across the United States are successfully building film communities that are growing film culture and attracting independent filmmakers, industry and production. What are the elements of a thriving film eco-system, and how can individuals and communities influence the growth and development of their hometown film scenes? Leaders from robust film communities including Austin and Seattle discuss the building blocks of their film ecosystems during this session. Filmmakers can learn about the opportunities that exist beyond New York and Los Angeles, and city and community leaders about strategies for investing in and growing film culture in your town.
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