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Past Entertainment Events  2006

Past Entertainment Events  2005

Mexico-California Film Review 2006 
Luxe Summit Hotel Bel Air, 11461 Sunset Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 
November 08, 2006

9:45– 10:00 a.m. Registration 
10:00 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks and order of the day by the Executive Director of the US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, Marlen Marroquin

10:10- 10:50. Panel Discussion: “ THE NEED OF INCENTIVES (FISCAL, GOVERNAMENTAL) FOR THE MEXICAN FILM INDUSTRY. 
Moderator: Omar Chagall, Bicoastal actor (Sopranos, Law & Order, Frida) Ex Partner McKinsey & Co. (confirmed)
Panelists: National Film Commissioner, National Film Commission (Comisión Nacional de Filmaciones) (confirmed)
Mauricio Monroy, Partner, Deloitte Tijuana (confirmed)
Questions and Answer Period. 

10:50 – 11:40 a.m. Panel Discussion: “INVESTMENT IN FILM PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION AND SECURITY IN MEXICO”
Moderator: Deborah Davis, Worldwide Media Group (confirmed)
Panelists: Steve Solot, Senior Vice President, Motion Picture Association Latin America (confirmed)
Roberto Sneider, Miembro de la Asociación de Productores Independientes de Mexico, Mexico City (confirmed)
Javier Tejado Dondé, Director of Information to the Presidency of Grupo Televisa. (invited)
Questions and Answer Period. 

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. “ HOW TO PACKAGE YOUR FILM PROJECT AND OVERVIEW” (Independent producing, where do you find your story, how to protect yourself, casting, budgeting and scheduling)
Moderator: Octavio Marin, NALIP (confirmed)
Panelists: Jason Gurvitz, Producer, Producer, International Co-Productions, Maya Pictures(confirmed), Terry Lopez, Maya Cinemas (confirmed), Kim Mayers, Maya Cinemas (confirmed),Marilyn Atlas, Independent Producer (confirmed)

12:30 – 2:30 p.m. LUNCHEON 
“CROSSING THE FILM INDUSTRY BORDER AND MEXICAN FILM INDUSTRY”
Welcoming Remarks and Introduction of Special Guests
Moderator: Jorge Gamboa Patron, Director Mexico Tourism Board in Los Angeles
Robert Pisano, President and Chief Operating Officer Motion Picture Association of America (confirmed)

Round Table Discussion: 
Plutarco Haza
, Mexican Actor (confirmed)
Geraldine Bazán, Mexican Actress (confirmed)

2:30 p.m. ADJOURN
William H. Vogel, Chairman, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, California Regional 
 

Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Luxe Summit Hotel Bel Air
11461 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049

Panel Discussions:
“THE NEED FOR INCENTIVES FOR THE MEXICAN FILM INDUSTRY”
Alejandro Pelayo Rangel, Consul for Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Mexico, Los Angeles, California
Susana Lopez Aranda, Head of Sales of the 
Mexican Film Institute, Mexico City
National Film Commissioner, National Film Commission (Comisión Nacional de Filmaciones)

“ANTI-PIRACY IN MEXICAN FILM PRODUCTION”
Letvia M. Arza-Goderich, President 
US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
John Malcolm, Senior VP and World Wide 
Director of the MPA Anti-piracy Program
Ian Ballon, Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

“INVESTMENT IN FILM PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION IN MEXICO”
Jorge Gamboa Patron, Director Mexico 
Tourism Board in Los Angeles
Page Ostrow, Ostrow and Company, Los Angeles
Carlos Olivares, Quality Films, Mexico City

“CROSSING THE FILM INDUSTRY BORDER”
Raquel M. de la Hoya, Partner VELAH Group, LLP
Maya Zapata, Mexican Actress, “Bordertown”, “Santitos”,  “Los Tres Entierros de Melquiades Estrada”

Lunch Keynote Speaker

JULIO NORIEGA
Director Film Division
Venevision International
“MEXICAN FILM INDUSTRY”

Past Entertainment Events  2004

Past Entertainment Events  2003

Wednesday, November 10, 2004
Luxe Summit Hotel Bel Air
11461 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90049

Panel Discussions:
“THE ROLE OF THE GOVERNMENT IN THE MEXICAN FILM INDUSTRY:”
Alejandro Pelayo Rangel, Consul for Cultural 
Affairs, Consulate of Mexico in Los Angeles
Susana López Aranda, Head of Sales of the 
Mexican Film Institute, Mexico City
National Film Commissioner, National Film Commission (Comisión Nacional de Filmaciones) 

“INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION AND PIRACY, SAFETY AND SECURITY IN FILM PRODUCTION”
Charles Berman, Co-Head of Intellectual 
Property, Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Steve Solot, Senior Vice President, Motion 
Picture Association Latin America 
Christopher Palmer, Director of Risk Control, 
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services, Inc. 

“INVESTMENT IN FILM PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION IN MEXICO”
Alejandro Mayagoitia, Dospelnacs.
Phillip Alexander, General Director, Buena 
Vista Columbia Tristar Films
National Film Commissioner, National Film Commission (Comisión Nacional de Fimaciones). 

“BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES”
Page Ostrow, President Ostrow & Company
Moctesuma Esparza, Producer, Esparza 
Katz Productions 
Deborah Davis, Executive Producer, Mandalay Entertainment Group

“CROSSING THE FILM INDUSTRY BORDER”
Ellie Vera, Member of the International 
Committee of Women in Film.
Ana Claudia Talancón, Actress, 
“El Crimen del Padre Amaro”

Lunch Keynote Speaker

ALEJANDRO RAMÍREZ MAGAÑA
CCO Organizacion Ramirez
Largest distributor of American movies in México
“MEXICAN FILM INDUSTRY”

Wednesday, October 8, 2003
Sofitel Hotel
8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles

Panel Discussions:

“MEXICAN FILM INDUSTRY: PRESENT AND FUTURE”
Alejandro Pelayo Rangel, Consul for Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Mexico, Los Angeles, California
Gregorio Luke, Director, Museum of Latin American Art

“PREFERENCES OF THE HISPANIC POPULATION IN THE U.S.”
Helen Hernandez, President, The Imagen Foundation
Letvia M. Arza-Goderich, Writer and Producer.  “Dreaming of Julia”, Former distributor Cine Arte 77 Inc.

“BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP: MEXICO AND THE UNITED STATES”
Rebekah Jorgensen, Women in Film 
International, Los Angeles, California
National Film Commissioner, National Film Commission (Comisión Nacional de Filmaciones) 
Christian Gaines, American Film Institute, Director of Festivals. “The Role of Film Festivals Worldwide”
Moctezuma Esparza, Producer, Esparza Katz Productions

“CROSSING THE FILM INDUSTRY BORDER”
Sergio Agüero, Mexican Producer, 
“Y Tú Mamá También”
Diana Bracho, Mexican Actress, “Y Tú Mamá También”.  President Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Art
Juan Gerard, Writer and Director “Dreaming of Julia”

Lunch Keynote Speaker

JULIO NORIEGA Grupo Cisneros
“MEXICAN FILM INDUSTRY”

THE UNITED STATES-MEXICO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS CREATED PARTNERSHIPS WITH:

cnfm

NATIONAL FILM COMMISION MEXICO(COMISION NACIONAL DE FILMACIONES MEXICO)

Nacional Film Commissioner
Av. Division del Norte #2462 – 5 piso Col. Portales C.P. 03300. México DF
Tel: (5255) 5688 78 13
                 5688 09 70
Fax: (5255) 5688 70 27
e-mail: conafilm@prodigy.net.mx
www.conafilm.org.mx

nalip

NALIP
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS

Octavio Marin

Signature programs Director
P.O. Box 1247
Santa Monica, California 90406
Tel: (310) 208 1919
Fax: (310) 453 5258
e-mail: Octavio@nalip.org
www.nalip.org

creativehandbook

CREATIVE INDUSTRY HANDBOOK
Serving the needs of Entertainment Industry Professionals

Alex Moreno
Marketing Director
1052 Riverside Dr.
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Tel: (818) 752 3200
Fax: (818) 752 3220
e-mail: sales@creativehandbook.com
www.creativehandbook.com

imcine

Susana Lopez Aranda
Head of Sales
promint@imcine.gob.mx
Tel. 011525556063206
Insurgentes Sur 674, 
Col. Del Valle,
C.P. 03100
Delegación Benito Juárez
Conmutador: 54 48 53 00 / 54 48 53 99
www.imcine.gob.mx