Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart, Todd AO prexy Salah Hassanein, WebTV CEO Steve Perlman and author Peter Biskind will be keynote speakers at Variety’s ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles, the conference and trade show for the entertainment production industry.

The speakers will offer their viewpoints and insights on the entertainment industry’s current direction and trends during the Friday-Sunday confab, which is being held at the L.A. Convention Center.

In addition to the trade show exhibit, which showcases the latest array of products and services to the entertainment production community, ShowBiz Expo includes a conference program featuring the four specialized tracks of pre-production, production, post-production and basics. Featuring panels comprising industry experts, the information sessions will cover topics such as location scouting, indie film budgeting, digital technology, special effects and screenwriting.

ShowBiz Expo Los Angeles will be held in conjunction with the Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers Spring Film Conference. The SMPTE Conference, tapping a professional society whose members number 10,000 worldwide, provides a forum for the information and ideas related to film imagery.

For more info on the ShowBiz Expo events, call (800) 840-5688 or visit the Website at http://showbiz.reedexpo.com.