Between suites and tables, the Fairmont Century Plaza hotel in the Century City section of Los Angeles will be housing over 70 exhibition companies for the upcoming L.A. Screenings.

This is according to Isabella Marquez, the organizer of the independent portion of the L.A. Screenings, which will run May 17 to 19 (with set-up on Tuesday, May 16). The studios will pick up the activities starting on May 20, except for MGM, which will host a one-hour presentation on May 19.

The above number compares to 59 exhibitors at the Century Plaza in 2022, and 84 in the pre-pandemic year 2019.

This year, on the evening of Saturday May 20, many participants will return to the Century Plaza for the traditional Argentina’s Telefilms screenings and cocktail. That same night, NBCUniversal will be hosting a Fast X screening event in Hollywood.

Fox will be back at the Screenings after a three-year absence with a Sunday “presentation and party” on its lot. The Hollywood studios will continue their screening schedule until May 25, ending with Sony Pictures TV. Meanwhile, Lionsgate will hold “private screenings.”

In terms of other festivities, another party will be thrown by Sony Pictures TV, while Paramount, MGM, and Warner Bros. Discovery will settle for evening “drinks.”

Going back to the indies, Marquez would like to encourage all participants to obtain a $75 registration badge from her. It comes with a list of buyers, plus a discount to those interested in attending the ContentLA conference, held concurrently at the same hotel with more than 60 speakers set to share insights. They can pay a $199 fee (instead of the regular $500).

The indies’ L.A. Screenings registration is not mandatory, “but that little amount would help me to provide the services that participants would like to receive,” said Marquez.

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