COLCOA is presented by the Franco American Cultural Fund (FACF), a partnership between the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association (MPA), Frances Society of Authors, Composers and Editors of Music (SACEM), the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW).
COLCOA is also supported by numerous organizations and companies in the US and in France.
FRANCO AMERICAN CULTURAL FUND PARTNERS:
The Directors Guild of America (DGA)
The Directors Guild of America (DGA) represents 13,400 directors and members of the directorial team both in the United States and abroad. DGA members' creative work is represented in feature film, filmed/taped/and live television, commercials, documentaries, and news. DGA seeks to both protect and advance directors' economic and artistic rights and preserve their creative freedom.
The Motion Picture Association (MPA)
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLLP; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW)
The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) represents writers in the motion picture, broadcast, cable, and new media industries in both entertainment and news. The union conducts numerous programs, seminars, and events throughout the world on issues of interest to, and on behalf of, writers.
The French Society for Authors, Composers and Music Publishers (SACEM)
SACEM is the French collecting agency for music, film and literary rights for authors, composers, publishers of music and directors. Its jurisdiction covers France, DOM-TOM and some French speaking African countries. It administers the catalog of its 120,000 members as well as the worldwide music catalog through its reciprocal agreements with authors societies all over the world.
LARP (Frances Society of Authors, Directors and Producers)
Founded in 1987 by Claude Berri, l'ARP (auteurs, réalisateurs, producteurs) is a registered member company representing writers, directors and producers. ARP's main objective is to defend its 180 members' moral and economic rights. ARP is involved with various institutions in Europe; it organizes cultural events in France and abroad and provides information for the public through its theater in Paris, Le Cinéma des Cinéastes.
Film & TV Office of the French Embassy in Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Film & TV Office of the French Embassy is the local representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Film Department. Its purpose is to promote and support the French film and television industries on the West coast.
Unifrance is the French film professional association dedicated to promoting French Films and artists throughout the world. All year long, Unifrance organizes several events and offers services in support of French producers and sales companies as well as foreign film distributors all around the globe. In addition to the main office in Paris, Unifrance has four branch offices abroad: United-States, Japan, Germany and China.
US DISTRIBUTORS AND FRENCH INTERNATIONAL SALES COMPANIES SUPPORTING COLCOA 2009:
French International Sales Companies:
Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA)
LAFCA is a professional organization of Los Angeles-based film critics working in the Los Angeles print and electronic media. Each year since its creation in 1975, LAFCA members honor outstanding cinematic achievements during their annual Achievement Awards ceremony in January. LAFCA also sponsors film events and donates funds to various Los Angeles film organizations. LAFCA is a partner of COLCOA for the COLCOA Critics Award
Published since 1905, Variety is the premier trade publication for entertainment news in Hollywood and worldwide. Key leaders and decision makers read its Los Angeles-based Daily Variety and Daily Variety Gotham on the East Coast, while its weekly newspaper reaches more than 145,000 industry professionals worldwide. Variety is partner of the Happy Hour Talks at COLCOA
Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA)
Created 65 years ago by a handful of foreign correspondents, the HFPA has been hosting the Golden Globe Awards ceremony since 1945. Today, the 93 members of HFPA represent 55 countries, and their publications include leading newspapers and magazines in Europe, Asia, Australasia and Latin America. HFPA also gives grants to entertainment-related charities and scholarships to major educational institutions.
COLCOA is proud to announce that in 2008, all HFPA members will be invited to attend the festival, and some films will be eligible for submission to the foreign language film category of the Golden Globes next year.
Women in Film International Commitee
The WIF International Committee, based in L.A., fosters an interactive, cultural bond with other countries by discovering, promoting and supporting the ideas and efforts of entertainment professionals, especially women, throughout the world. Goals include developing programs and events such as industry panels on coproduction, screenings in association with consulates and film boards, and participation in international film festivals. Networking doesnt stop at our borders, so WIF International is dedicated to serving as a resource for our international filmmaker guests and dignitaries.
Panavision has been a leader in the design and manufacturing of high definition cameras, lenses and accessories for the motion picture and television market since the 1950s. Each year, the Panavision facility in Woodland Hills welcomes the COLCOA delegation of French filmmakers for a tour and a demonstration of their new state-of-art products.
The Independent Film and Television Alliance (IFTA)
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG)
Women in Film
Lacma Film Department
Special thanks to Betty Thomas & Randal Kleiser