Historic studio sets up temporary
theater to screen emerging filmmakers’ visions of the City of LA.

Hollywood— Hollywood Center Studios
recently played host to 21 up-and-coming filmmakers participating in The Los Angeles Video Project “What’s Your
presented by NewFilmmakers Los Angeles. The annual event featured
screenings of short films by storytellers evoking their Los Angeles experiences.
Co-presented by KTLA, the event was hosted by comedian Guy
Branum (Chelsea Lately) and featured
live music from KCRW’s Jason Kramer. Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu
gave the opening remarks. Presenters included Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul), Alex Russell (Chronicle, Unbroken) and Valenzia
Algarin (Black Jesus).
“This event provides a wonderful showcase for Los Angeles’
remarkable pool of filmmaking talent,” says NewFilmmakers Los Angeles director
Larry Laboe. “It also celebrates the many things that make our city unique.
This year’s line-up of films was our strongest yet, and highlighted the city’s
diversity of people, neighborhoods and communities from unique insiders’
perspectives.” The event’s 21 finalists competed for cash and prizes valued at
more than $60,000.00. Directors Andrew Schneider and Cody Autterson
won the Grand Prize for their film A Day
in Los Angeles.

“We couldn’t have been happier with the event,”
says Hollywood Center Studios’ JL Singer. “I’ve attended dozens of NewFilmmaker
LA’s screenings and was honored that they chose Hollywood Center Studios as
their platform to showcase these talented filmmakers’ stories and to have this
opportunity to introduce ourselves to the next generation of young filmmakers.”
Hollywood Center Studios’ Stage 9 was transformed into a festive
movie theater for the event with seating for 500. “It was an amazing space,”
recalls Laboe. “It was exciting to bring people onto a lot where so many
legendary film and television productions have been shot.
“Hollywood Center Studios has a long history of supporting
young filmmakers, the local production community and the Hollywood Business District.
We were very pleased to be their guests.”
Other sponsors and contributors to the event included Film
LA, SAG-AFTRA, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Mole Richardson, Sony
Pictures, Line 204 and Pink’s Hot Dogs.

About Hollywood Center Studios
Hollywood Center
Studios has a rich and colorful history that mirrors the development of
Hollywood and the growth of the entertainment industry.  The studio has
played host to some of the most notable productions of the past century,
including such iconic television shows as I Love Lucy, The Addams Family,
Jeopardy, Rockford Files
and Mad TV, and classic film productions
such as When Harry Met Sally and The Player. In recent years, Hollywood
Center Studios has continued to grow and modernize to support its large
television clientele which includes Disney, NBC, Comedy Central and MTV.  Hollywood Center
Studios remains a vital part of the Hollywood community and a place where
entertainment history continues to be made every day.
Hollywood Center Studios is located at 1040 N. Las Palmas
Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90038. For more information, call (323)
860-0000 or visit www.HollywoodCenter.com.
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