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What’s New: A Conversation with Logo's Taj Paxton, Head of Logo Documentary Films

International Documentary Association

Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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Thursday, December 15th, 4:30pm-5:30pm
Reception to follow

IDA Offices
3470 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 980
Los Angeles, CA 90010 (Map)

Free for IDA members and one guest on a first come, first served basis

Join us and Taj Paxton, head of Logo Documentary Films, one of the leading broadcast platforms for LGBTQ content, for the next installment in our What’s New series, in which prominent industry leaders in documentary present up-to-the-minute information about what’s happening in the documentary landscape and discuss new opportunities for filmmakers.

In 2015, following the success of Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word, a groundbreaking documentary about transgender youth, Logo TV announced the creation of the Logo Documentary Films division, to give a platform to stories that capture the diversity of LGBT lifestyle and culture and inspire conversations about cultural understanding and unity. Under Taj’s leadership, the network launched its first original slate with Out in the Night, simulcast with PBS’ POV, and the Emmy Award winning Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine. The network increased this year’s slate highlighting stories of LGBT heroes with Rick Goldsmith’s Mind/Game: The Unquiet Journey of Chamique Holdsclaw, the World of Wonder-produced Out of Iraq, Kathlyn Horan’s The If Project, and the world premiere of Patty Ivin’s Hungry, which follows the path of three driven women chefs and restaurateurs working in the world of professional cooking. In this conversation, Taj will discuss her ongoing vision for documentary at Logo, and give insight into the type of stories that she is looking to both acquire and develop for the network.

In conversation with Taj will be Simon Kilmurry, IDA’s Executive Director. A great opportunity for Southern California filmmakers to engage with one of the most prominent leaders in documentary programming, this intimate session will also include ample opportunity for Q&A.

Taj Paxton

Taj Paxton is a filmmaker and currently the head of Logo Documentary Films. This fall, Logo premieres HUNGRY, a film about female chefs-food, passions, partners and the challenges of running a high stakes kitchen. It’s the latest in the division’s slate of films that include the Emmy Award-winning MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE and THE IF PROJECT about police reform.

Driving and Parking:

Wilshire/Normandie is the intersection of IDA offices. Our tower building on 3470 Wilshire is not visible off of the street. It is behind the 3460 building.

Paid visitor parking is located on Mariposa, south of Wilshire. Just after turning onto Mariposa, take an immediate right to enter to visitor parking area (next to the restaurant/club, Brass Monkey). Feel free to park in any spot NOT marked 'Reserved'.

Once you have parked, exit your vehicle and walk back toward the shops by where you pulled into the garage. Take a left once you get out of the garage to head toward our building. After several feet, you should see our building on the left. We are on the 9th floor, in the corner.

Public Transportation:

IDA offices are located at Wilshire and Normandie and are easily accessible by LA Metro buses and the Metro Purple Line (Wilshire/Normandie stop).

Special support provided by:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Department of Cultural Affairs - City of Los Angeles HFPA Los Angeles County Arts Commission
Members and Supporters of the IDA
Doc U is the International Documentary Association's series of educational seminars and workshops for aspiring and experienced documentary filmmakers. Taught by artists and industry experts, participants receive vital information and insight on various topics relevant to the world of documentary filmmaking.
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IDA Offices
3470 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 980
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (PST)

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International Documentary Association

Founded in 1982, the International Documentary Association (IDA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that promotes nonfiction filmmakers, and is dedicated to increasing public awareness for the documentary genre. Our major program areas are: Advocacy, Filmmaker Services, Education, and Public Programs and Events.

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