Los Angeles Film Festival

Jun 16, 2006

Ann Tancio



(LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2006) — Los Angeles Film Festival VIP pass holders, filmmakers and journalists visiting the Los Angeles Times Media Center and Target Red Room (filmmaker and press lounge) will chill in style on ultra-comfortable high tech beanbag furniture provided by Sumo Lounge. The Los Angeles Times Media Center and Target Red Room is a chic retreat where festival VIP attendees can lounge, enjoy a complimentary cocktail, and get caught up on the latest movie buzz.

The Los Angeles Times Media Center and Target Red Room will be located at 10852 Lindbrook Drive, Westwood, Calif. 90024 from Thurs. June 22 through Sun. July 2, 2006. Hours are 2 p.m. until midnight every day except opening and closing nights, when the hours will be 2 p.m. until 10 p.m.

The 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival marks the second year that Sumo Lounge is providing furniture for the Target Red Room. Sumo Lounge has provided Omnis and Ottos for such diverse events and venues as the Sundance Film Festival, X Games, Toronto Fashion Week, US Open of Surfing, Playboy Super Bowl Party, MTV, Los Angeles Museum of Art and Toronto Museum of Art.

About the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival

Westwood Village is the new home of Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival, which runs from Thursday, June 22 – Sunday, July 2. In the expanded location, festival-goers will experience the best of American and international cinema, enjoying over 250 feature films and shorts, as well as Coffee Talks, Poolside Chats, and other special star-studded events. Westwood Village will showcase films and events among various venues, all within walking distance of each other, with ample, convenient parking and easy access to shopping and dining, setting the stage for the biggest festival yet.

Over the course of 10 days and 11 nights, the public is invited to take advantage of world premieres including both independent films and major studio releases, as well as tribute screenings, outdoor movies, celebrity-filled red carpets, and more. Screenings and special events will be held in Westwood at the following locations: James Bridges Theater in Melnitz Hall on the UCLA campus; Freud Playhouse and Little Theatre in McGowan Hall on the UCLA campus; the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse; Mann Village Theatre; Landmark Regent Theatre; Italian Cultural Institute; Mann Festival Theatre; Hammer Museum; AMC Avco Center 4; the Majestic Crest Theatre; and the Wadsworth Theatre. Additional offsite event screenings will take place at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, the California Plaza/Grand Performances, and Laemmle Sunset. The Los Angeles Times Media Center and the Target Red Room (filmmaker and press lounge) will be located at 10852 Lindbrook Drive. The Intel Tech Pavilion & Box Office will be located at 1087 Broxton Avenue.

Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival is presented by the Los Angeles Times and is supported by Premier Sponsors-In Style, Target, Pop Secret, and Intel-and by Principal Sponsors-Eastman Kodak Company, Axium, and Adobe. Special support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. American Airlines is the Official Airline Partner and WireImage is the Official Photography Agency of Film Independent.

For the first time ever, the Los Angeles Film Festival is collecting and recycling old cell phones to raise funds for its educational programs and to reduce the risk that the hazardous materials in these phones end up in our landfills. With the donation of an old cell phone, festival-goers will receive $1 off admission to any film or event. The donated cell phones will be refurbished for use as emergency phones and given to battered women’s shelters or responsibly recycled. Collection boxes will be conveniently located at the Intel Tech Pavilion & Box Office from June 22 – July 2.

Watch extensive coverage of the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival on FesTV, 24 hours a day on cable channel 75 in Santa Monica and 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. nightly on cable channel LA36 in Los Angeles. For event information and tickets, call 866.FILM.FEST (866.345.6337) or visit Passes and tickets are available now. To view film trailers and exclusive coverage of this year’s festival visit

About Film Independent

Film Independent, a non-profit membership organization for independent filmmakers, cultivates the careers of independent filmmakers, builds the audience for independent films, and increases diversity in the film industry. Film Independent provides its members with more than 250 annual events and screenings, along with professional advice, educational programs, affordable camera and equipment rentals, and discounts to hundreds of industry-related businesses. Film Independent also offers Filmmaker Labs, giving filmmakers the opportunity to develop their projects, and Project:Involve, a mentorship and job placement program that pairs filmmakers from culturally diverse communities with film industry professionals. Film Independent produces the Independent Spirit Awards and Los Angeles Film Festival, celebrating the best of American and international cinema.

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