Independent Film Project (IFP/West)
8750 Wilshire Blvd.,
Second Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Executive Director : Dawn Hudson
Marketing Manager: Susan Rossetti
"Similar to its counterparts in New York and other cities, IFP/West provides support, information and resources to indie filmmakers. Workshops and panel discusssions such as the "Producer Series," "An Evening With ..." and "Independent Focus" draw a wealth of talent eager to share tips. The group maintains a list of member scripts (Script Project), key contacts (Skills Bank) and a library. Other benefits include screenings, access to an afffordable health plan and discounts on everything from lab work to legal services. The IFP/West's annual Independent Spirit Awards rewards "visionary filmmaking" and is held just before the Oscar ceremony in March. The Swatch Someone to Watch Award, doled out at the same time, is worth $20,000 and goes toward a young talent's future endeavors."
- Compiled by Sharon Swart for THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER, August, 1996
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