Newmarket Filmspresident Bob Berney will give the opening keynote address at AFMA's upcomingsixth annual production conference in Los Angeles on Jun 17.

The industryevent will feature two panels entitled Getting It Done: Producing Against AllOdds and What Will It Take to Bring Production Back to the US'

Panellists include Lions Gate Entertainment vice chairmanMark Amin, president of international distribution at Syndicate FilmsInternational Lisa Wilson, Nu Image co-chairman Avi Lerner, and California FilmCommission director Amy Lemisch.

"Our annualproduction conference has a well-deserved reputation for bringing together someof the independent industry's most imaginative and prolific producers to sharetheir perspectives on the marketplace and how they face today's challenges,"AFMA president and chief executive officer Jean Prewitt said in a statement."This year's programme is especially strong."