At the Navigating Filmmaking in Los Angeles Event, May 15, hosts FilmL.A., NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Post Production Group will present Blumhouse Productions with an award of recognition for their work in keeping production in Los Angeles.
Blumhouse Productions, founded by Jason Blum in 2000, is a multimedia production company that pioneered a new model of studio filmmaking – producing high-quality micro-budget films for wide release. Since its launch, Blumhouse has produced more than 30 feature films including some of the highest grossing horror movies of all time.
“Jason Blum knows Los Angeles and knows how to bring the scares,” said Art Yoon, executive vice president of FilmLA and the moderator of the event’s panel. “Think Insidious: Chapter 2, Lords of Salem, Paranormal Activity 2 and The Purge – all filmed extensively in our region and brought L.A. locations to life in Blum’s signature style.”
“It’s a great honor to receive this award and we happily accept on behalf of all those that have made our movies possible. Los Angeles has always been the epicenter of filmmaking and we intend to keep it that way,” said Jason Blum.
“It’s important to recognize the companies and individuals who are going the extra mile to keep their productions here in Los Angeles, even when other states and counties are competing to lure them away with more incentives, some even with no ceiling. We need to keep our industry in L.A. working and empowered and Blumhouse has done an excellent job in that arena,” said NewFilmmakers Los Angeles executive director Larry Laboe.
The May 15 event at Busby’s East in Miracle Mile will allow filmmakers to network with one another and take part in an informative panel discussion with four talented independent filmmakers, including Miranda Bailey, Jeff Grace, Tjardus Geridanus and Larry Laboe who have successfully completed and distributed films shot in L.A.
“In a time when runaway production is the new norm, it’s important to shine a light on those production companies who keep projects local and jobs in Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Post Production Group’s co-founder Woody Woodhall. “As FilmL.A. reported recently, last year California ranked fourth behind Louisiana, Canada and the United Kingdom in total live-action feature projects, total related film jobs and total related production spending.”
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