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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.

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“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.