Finally Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

Upcoming events  

Eliason Merit Award, November 22

SWEA-LA Christmas Fair, December 15


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A Word from the Presidents

Hej Alla,

Finally Friday, but this week I am actually looking forward to Monday, as it is when the Eliason Merit Award tickets will be released.  Please try to buy your tickets as early as possible as we are sure to be sold out very quickly.  Keep an eye out for the details on how to reserve your ticket this Monday October 28th.
One of the highlights from The Swedish Affär earlier this year was the All Stars Panel with a gaming focus. The panelists from Ubisoft Massive Entertainment, King, DICE and Zoink Games from Sweden were proving just what The New York Times’ recent article stated; “The Scandinavian country has recently become a hotbed of video game development, and is home to the makers of some of the industry’s most recognized titles…”   You can read more about the Swedish gaming industry via the article link further down in this newsletter.

Have a wonderful weekend !! 


Gudrun Giddings
President of SACC-LA

Kim H. Swartz

President of SACC-LA Foundation

The countdown to the ticket release has begun!  On Monday October 28th the tickets to the Eliason Merit Award will be available for purchase on Eventbrite.  If you are not a SACC-LA member yet this is a great opportunity to receive a big discount on the membership fee and buy the tickets to membership price.  All information about the ticket sales will be provided on Monday.  

Next week we will also reveal the on stage performers who will keep the Eliason Award after party booming till the early hours.  Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to receive the latest updates first. 


Award Winner – Steve Angello

The award ceremony with an open bar and delicious food bites on the W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop is going to be spectacular and the after party equally amazing with top performances all night long.  This is for sure going to be the most glamorous Eliason Merit Award ever! 

Save the date – November 22 for the party of the year!

When: Friday, November 22, 7.30pm – 2am. 
Where: W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, CA 90028, Hollywood


Green Connections 2013
November 6th – 7th, San Diego

Are you curious of why President Obama chose to go to Sweden to learn more about cleantech?

Find out at one of the most exciting cleantech event of the fall!

Our deer friends at the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego are hosting Green Connections cleantech event on November 6-7 at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.  The focus of this two-day conference is Water, Waste, and Energy (Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy) and the aim is to create business relations between Sweden and the USA, and the San Diego region in particular.

Among the many interesting speakers you will for example find Holly Smithson, President and COO at CleanTECH San Diego and Lars Ling, CEO at CleanTech Region Sweden.  Click HERE to see the entire list of speakers and find out more about them and their expertise. 

Find inspiration and follow Green Connections on Tumblr

When: Wednesday November 6th – Thursday November 7th
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. See map here
Price: Regular price $70, Student price $35
Register here

Copenhagen Film Fund at AFM 2013

Present your project to Copenhagen Film Fund at the American Film Market & Conferences

American Film Market (AFM) is one of the largest global arenas for motion picture production and distribution of film in North America.  This year’s AFM will be held in Santa Monica 6th to 13th of November, expecting more than 8000 participants.  

One of the participants is the newly started Copenhagen Film Fund.  Copenhagen Film Fund aims to attract and co-finance international film and TV productions in the greater Los Angeles.  The fund now invites producers who fulfil the prerequisites to meet and present their projects to the fund during the AFM.  The director of the fund, Thomas Gammeltoft, will schedule meetings with selected projects on the 8th – 9th of November.  Thomas Gammeltoft is an experienced Danish film producer and has produced feature films like “Good People”, filmed in London starring James Franco, Kate Hudson and Tom Wilkinson.
Click here for full terms and conditions and download the application form

Please contact Kenner Bolt at Mediaxchange for further questions and information on the CFF Producers Application form. 
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