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2017 Otis Report On The Creative Economy To Be Released On May 18

Media Contact: Darius Sabbaghzadeh, Third Eye,, 551-804-8055

Otis College: Jeffrey Perkins,, 310-665-6857

LOS ANGELES, CA – Otis College of Art and Design is pleased to present the 2017 Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the State of California and the Los Angeles Region at the Linwood Dunn Theater in Hollywood on May 18, 2017 at 10am.

The program will include an introduction by Cheryl Boone Isaacs, President of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a panel discussion led by economist Kimberly Ritter-Martinez with Academy members Victoria Alonso and Debra Martin Chase on the creative economy and the entertainment industry, and a reporting of key findings from the California and Los Angeles reports.

Otis College of Art and Design has commissioned the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) to generate the Annual Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region (Otis Report) since 2007. Now in its fourth year, the Otis Report on the Creative Economy of California features an expansion highlighting local creative industries via eight regional snapshots, developed with support from the California Arts Council. The regions include the Bay Area, Capital Region, Central Coast, Central Valley, Inland Empire, San Diego and the Imperial Valley, Southern California, and Upstate California.


2017 Otis Report on the Creative Economy

May 18, 2017 10am-12pm

Linwood Dunn Theater

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study

1313 Vine Street, Hollywood, CA 90028


10 am Registration and Reception

10:30 am Program and Remarks



Established in 1918, Otis College of Art and Design offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide variety of visual and applied arts, media, and design. Core programs in liberal arts, business practices, and community-driven projects support the College’s mission to prepare diverse students to enrich our world through their creativity, skill, and vision. As Los Angeles’ first professional art school, visionary alumni and faculty include MacArthur and Guggenheim grant recipients, Oscar awardees, and design stars at Apple, Anthropologie, Pixar, Mattel, and more. The renowned Creative Action program has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for Community Engagement, and the Otis Report on the Creative Economy is a powerful advocacy tool for creative industries. The College serves the Greater Los Angeles Area through compelling public programming, as well as year-round Continuing Education courses for all ages. More information is available at