Become a Sponsor

Serving more than 20,000 moviegoers with over sixty unique screenings and events each year.

Presented in partnership with iconic institutions Arclight Cinemas and the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Film Independent Presents includes weekly previews/screenings of feature-length narrative and documentary films, as well as episodic series, with talent on hand for lively Q&A sessions. Now in his seventh year as Head Curator, Elvis Mitchell programs a new and diverse slate of film and television each month, bringing storytelling to the forefront of the broader artistic community.

Starting in 2019, over the course of the year, we will program four special evenings at The Wallis, including our revered Live Read events. Live Reads feature classic screenplays recast with A-list Hollywood actors and performed as once-in-a-lifetime audience experiences that can only be seen live – no video or audio record exists beyond that single performance. Live Reads typically sell out in mere minutes, before the cast is even announced! The cast of each Live Read is announced via Twitter leading up to the event, adding to a sense of excitement and anticipation.

Past Live Read titles and performers in Los Angeles include: Ghostbusters (starring Seth Rogen, Jack Black and Rainn Wilson); Goodfellas (starring Joe Manganiello); The Princess Bride (starring Mindy Kaling, Paul Rudd, Cary Elwes and Rob Reiner) and Reservoir Dogs, with an all African-American cast (starring Laurence Fishburne, Cuba Gooding Jr., Anthony Mackie, Terrence Howard and Common).

Film Independent Presents Sponsorship Opportunities

For additional details about sponsorship, please contact Kate Walker D’Angelo, Senior Director of Development at 323 556 9382 or