2013 PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIESThe largest film industry conferenceand trade show in the Gulf South
PARTNER WITH THE EXPO● The Expo is well-established – Now going into its fifth year, the Film Industry Expo is thelargest film industry conference and trade show in the Gulf South.● The Louisiana film industry is the third largest in the US – The Expo will be held in the10,000 sq. ft. conference facility at the Sheraton in New Orleans, the heart of the Louisiana filmindustry, third in film production behind Los Angeles and NewYork.● Attendees come from all over the country – The Expo draws aspiring and establishedfilmmakers, actors, writers and other film industry professionals from Chicago, Albuquerque,Nashville, DC., Austin, Charleston,Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Minneapolis, Cleveland, and from all overthe Gulf South.● Reach an untapped market – Regional actors and filmmakers throughout the country areseeking products, resources and services unavailable in their regions. Over 1,000 filmmakers andactors will attend the free trade show and participate in the workshops, panel discussions andseminars.● Reach regional markets through The Expo attendees – Attendees will bring informationthey receive atThe Expo back home to their peers and colleagues who have similar interests.● National and regional media coverage – The Expo is covered in local, regional and nationalmedia in a variety of forms: print (both trade and consumer), web and broadcast.● Real opportunities draw attendees – Guest speakers and panelists provide professionaladvice and career opportunities forThe Expo attendees. Past and 2013 participants include:Eric Thompson, legal representative of, and formerVP of Film Production atTwentieth Century FoxWill French, CEO of Film Production CapitalLaray Mayfield, Casting Director, The Social Network, The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonsPam Dixon, President, Casting Society of AmericaSharon Bialy, Casting Director, Breaking Bad,TheWalking DeadBeth Sepko, Casting Director, Friday Night Lights, the new DallasMelissa Wiseman, Manager, Entertainment Partners LouisianaMichael Arata, Executive Producer/ProducerMeagan Lewis, CSA, Casting Director, Treme
PAST AND CURRENT PARTNERS AND AFFILIATESGW Finns, Galvez Restaurant, Adventure Quest, Crescent Music Services,Nola Rockstar, Bourbon Heat, NOLA Chic Skincare
PARTNERSHIP LEVELSOscar Winner $10,000 and above (ONLY two available - one film track and one actortrack)● Lead, Supporting and Principal benefits plus sponsorship acknowledgement during opening statement ofpanel discussions● Sponsor logo and name prominently displayed on all banners at the event● Two exclusive email blasts to attendee list● 200 sq ft prime exhibitor space for demonstrations and/or marketing materials● Promoted in all media coverage – print, web and broadcast● Includes four complimentary passesLead $7,500 (10 available)● Supporting and Principal benefits plus Company logo on Film Industry Expo website for six (6) months● One exclusive email blast to attendee list● 100 sq ft prime exhibitor space for demonstrations and/or marketing materials● Lead retrieval scanner● Includes three complimentary passesSupporting $2,500 (10 available)● Principal benefits plus Company logo on all Film Industry Expo marketing materials until the end of theevent, including all flyers as well as e-updates● Gift bag insert● Includes two complimentary passesPrincipal $500● Company logo and a very special thank you in event program● Includes one passAdditional partnership opportunities include:● Gift bag sponsor● Panel discussion, workshop or seminar host● Friday, September 6 Industry Network NightFor more information please contact:Shanda Quintal310firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT USLolita Burrell, Chief Operating Officer - Lolita joined forces with Shanda in theexpansion and production of the 2012 conference and will co-produce future Expos.In recent years, she was honored as a “Woman of theYear” by New OrleansCityBusiness magazine for spearheading the “New Orleans Does Business Right!Corporate Governance and Ethics Conference.” Lolita is also an artist and wasnamed one of “New Orleans Jazz Divas” by Offbeat magazine, in 1999. She graduatedfromTulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business, and is a licensed CPA with 15+ yearsof internal auditing experience. She is an alumna and board member of the New OrleansRegional Leadership Institute.Shanda Quintal, founder and CEO – In 2009, Shanda founded the LouisianaActors Expo, which is now known as the Film Industry Expo. She has been workingin the Louisiana film industry since 1991, before there really was an "industry." Shestudied under the renown acting coach Aaron Speiser in Los Angeles for 8 years.Her theatre credits include "Bess" in the AmericanTheatre Projects 2011 productionof Porgy, and her film credits include A&Es Breakout Kings, and Lifetimes Justice forNatalee. This fall, she can be seen on HBOs hit series, Treme. She also co-produced the 2010New Orleans 48 Hour Film Project.