The LA Screenings Independents, annually celebrated in May in Los Angeles after the NY Upfronts, is an international television market being held at the new Fairmont Century Plaza in Century City. It attracts over 1.000 top level television executives from all over the world who travel the globe to Los Angeles to screen their content, from independent companies to major studios.
Taking place days before the studios present their TV networks upcoming lineup for the United States, the event has grown over two decades from a casual series of screenings and meetings into an intense ten days packed with activities and events. This year, the LA Screenings Independents will be celebrated from May 17 to 19.
All3Media International, Amazon Studios, Atresmedia, ATV, Banijay, Blue Ant International, Caracol Televisión, Disney, Eccho Rights, Fremantle, Globo, Lionsgate, Mediapro, NBCUNiversal, Paramount, RCN, Record TV, RTVE, TelevisaUnivision, and TV Azteca are just some of the companies that confirmed their participation in the event. To see the full list, click here.
This year, the LA Screenings Independents 2023 will offer on the morning of Thursday, May 18, a set of conferences focused on the Latin American and US Hispanic markets, organized and curated by Cveintiuno. There will be four panels that will take place between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., with a coffee break in between, in the Brentwood Conference Room of the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.
Spanish-speaking executives and producers will address the businesses of scripted, unscripted, streaming advertising and international co-production, the four thematic axes of Content LA, an event organized by C21 that in its sixth edition will also take place at the Fairmont Century Plaza. The sessions will explore the opportunity presented today by the global market for fiction in Spanish; the key moment the unscripted business is facing for both original and adapted formats; at what point is Latin America facing the FAST fever and the entry of advertising in the big streamers; and what does it mean to talk about international co-production when the industry has made it clear that scaling projects is crucial to making them profitable.
After the LA Screenings Independents, the big studios will have their individual presentations. Those confirmed so far are Paramount Global (Saturday 20), NBCUniversal and Fox Entertainment Global (Sunday 21), Warner Bros. Discovery (Monday 22), Sony Pictures Television (Tuesday 23), and The Walt Disney Company (Wednesday 24).
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