Winston Baker, global producer of film finance conferences, announces the 4th Annual Film Finance Forum West to be presented in association with Variety. The event will be held at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, CA on March 6 to 8, 2012.
Last year, the Los Angeles forum hosted over 250 equity and debt financiers, investment advisers, filmmakers, studio executives, finance and sales agents, attorneys, accountants, insurance and completion bond providers, film commissioners, and new entrants to film financing. At this year's event, a section dedicated to digital innovation and distribution will be added to explore ways in which investors in the film business can generate returns through the latest developments in electronic delivery.
Keynote speakers will include Mitch Singer, Chief Digital Strategy Officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment and Michael Lang, Chief Executive Officer of Miramax. The speaking faculty will also include executives from Anonymous Content, CAA, Chapman Entertainment, China Lion Entertainment, Clear Scope Partners, CoPro Smart, Cutting Edge, Endgame Entertainment, Exclusive Media Group, Extremal Film Partners, Freestyle Releasing, Hemisphere Capital Management, NBC Universal, The Exchange, The Indomina Group, The Weinstein Company, Voltage Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, W2 Entertainment Finance, and Yahoo!, among many others.
“The Winston Baker team has created the premiere film production, finance and distribution conference, and it is an honor to be involved at these forums,” said Joe Chianese, SVP of Tax, Production Planning, and Business Development of Entertainment Partners.
“The goal of the forum is to inform the finance community of emerging film business opportunities while mitigating risks, provide filmmakers with effective approaches to fundraising, co-production, and distribution strategies, and offer both audiences a unique platform to foster discussions, deal-making, and business growth,” said Amy Baker, Managing Partner of Winston Baker.
Sponsors of the program include Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services, China Main Stream Media National Film Capital Hollywood Group, CFC Capital, Entertainment Partners, Gibson Dunn, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce, and Rums of Puerto Rico.