ACSIL Announces Final Panel & Exhibitor Line-Up for West Coast Meet Up

ACSIL has announced it’s final slate of panels and exhibitors for it’s upcoming West Coast Meet Up, set for Saturday, October 20th in Los Angeles. The event, which will take place at Getty Images’ LA facility, will include three panels focused on the contemporary footage trade, an exhibition featuring 16 leading footage archives and a networking reception.

The event will kick off at 2pm with an hour devoted to exhibitors, where attendees can meet the archives in person. Exhibitors will include Adobe, Bridgeman Images,, Getty Images, Global ImageWorks, Huntley Film Archives, INA, NBC News Archives, Prairie Pictures, Inc., Reelin' In The Years Productions, RockHouse Images, Vimeo, Inc., WGBH Educational Foundation and WNET.

The first panel, presented by the IDA, begins at 3pm and will explore How Documentary Filmmakers Work with Archival Footage to tell innovative stories and make history come alive in the present. Moderated by Clarie Aguilar, Director of Programming and Policy at the IDA, this panel, will look at the archival production process from the filmmaker's perspective. Panelists will include Laurens Grant (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution; Jesse Owens); Lyn Goldfarb (Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race; California and the American Dream); and Johanna Demetrakas (FEMINISTS: What Were They Thinking?; Crazy Wisdom: The Life & Times of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche).

The second panel, presented by CLEAR, will include a wide-ranging discussion of The Pros & Cons of Searching Stock Websites, Script Clearance and Fair Use. The panelists, whose combined experience in entertainment exceeds 100 years, are all seasoned veterans in their respective specialties and are sure to bring deep insights to this lively talk. Panelists will include Suzy Vaughn, Esq., who has been involved with research and legal rights clearance since 1981; Gregory Fein, who has worked steadily throughout his career on shows like, Sightings, Real TV, World’s Most Amazing Videos, The Showbiz Show with David Spade, and managing the rights and clearances for 10 seasons of Comedy Central’s TOSH.0; and Roger Memos, who has worked in the television industry as an archival researcher, clearance specialist and producer for over 30 years.

The third panel, presented by ACSIL, will provide a Sneak Preview of the ACSIL Global Survey 4 (AGS4), the fourth in a series of footage industry reports produced by ACSIL and Thriving Archives, aimed at helping leaders in the footage industry make critical decisions year-on-year. The AGS4 has just closed and the results will be published as part of ACSIL’s kick off in 2019. But you don’t have to wait that long for a snapshot of the global footage industry! The panel will be moderated by Matthew White, Executive Director of ACSIL, who will discuss the report with David Seevers, president of Thriving Archives and the principal author of the ACSIL Global Survey series.

ACSIL’s West Coast Footage Meet-Up will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Getty Images, Los Angeles 6300 Wilshire Blvd, 16th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90048.

If you're in LA this weekend, we hope you'll come by. Attendance for footage buyers, producers, filmmakers and researchers is free, but registration is required.