Westdoc docks in Culver City

Conference sets Pacific Theaters, Culver Hotel as key sites

The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference (Westdoc) has found a new home in downtown Culver City for its third annual industry meet-up.

The bulk of screenings and panels, including the conference’s “Pitchfest” — an opportunity for attendees to pitch ideas directly to reality producers — will take place at The Pacific Theaters Culver Stadium 12. The Culver Hotel will serve as the social nucleus of the three-day event.

“Westdoc is an event designed for access and information,” co-founder Richard Propper said. “It’s a casual atmosphere for mingling directly with top decisionmakers, many of whom are based right here in Southern California.”

The conference will have a special focus on digital delivery this year as the distribution model continues shift away from the focus on theatrical release.

“Expect more discussions about navigating the digital marketplace and utilizing newly emerging technologies,” co-founder Chuck Braverman said.

Registration for the conference is available at http://www.thewestdoc.com.