Registration is now open for WESTDOC: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference, which returns in 2012 for its third annual conference September 9-12 at a new location, the beautifully restored Culver Hotel and Pacific Theaters in Culver City. WESTDOC 2012 gathers producers and directors of non-fiction/documentary and reality TV programming and the executives who fund and/or acquire such programs. More than 100 industry speakers are expected to participate in WESTDOC 2012 consisting of panels, case studies, social events and exclusive networking sessions. The conference’s climactic event is an all-day PitchFest where documentary and reality producers pitch new projects and concepts directly to network and development executives in front of a live audience for potential acquisition or coproduction funding. One ticket gets the attendee into all conference activities, from the Sunday sneak screening to the panels to the parties. Registration information, as well as an updated list of panels, speakers, master classes and instructions on how to participate in PitchFest, can be found at: www.theWESTDOC.com. Conference updates also are posted via WESTDOC 2012’s Facebook and Twitter sites. A discounted Guilds & Associations rate for WESTDOC 2012 is now available through August 31, 2012.