David Linde and Stuart Ford to Keynote at Winston Baker's International Film Finance Forum in Cannes on May 13
This year's speaking faculty includes the financiers and producers behind such notable films as Still Alice, The Matrix, Lawless, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Y Tu Mamá También, The Kids are Alright, Margin Call, All is Lost, Saving Mr. Banks, and new projects such as American Honey, He Wanted The Moon, and London Town
LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Winston Baker, the leading global producer of film finance conferences, will be presenting the 7th Annual International Film Finance Forum and addressing the theme of "Exploring Global Strategies for Film Financing, Risk Mitigation and New Distribution Avenues" on May 13, 2016 at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France.
The notable speaking faculty will include keynote conversations with David Linde, Chief Executive Officer of Participant Media and Stuart Ford, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of IM Global. Additionally, panel discussions will be joined by:
Robert Ogden Barnum, Founding Partner and Producer, Fortitude International
Matthew Belloni, Executive Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
Joseph Chianese, Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions
Kenneth Deutsch, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
James Andrew Felts, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Concourse Media
Mark Hutchison, CPA, Partner, Armanino LLP
Andrew Mason, Producer, Partner, Hopscotch Features Australia
Erika Olde, Producer, Black Bicycle Entertainment
Delphine Perrier, Partner, Highland Film Group
Celine Rattray, Producer, Maven Pictures
Jonathan Saba, Vice President of Marketing, Saban Films
Dragos Savulescu, Financier and Producer, Rising Glen Entertainment
Courtney Solomon, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Cinelou Films
Sofia Sondervan, Producer, Dutch Tilt Film
Mimi Steinbauer, Radiant Films International
Benjamin Toh, Chairman, Cubix International and Managing Partner, D'Hive
Topics to be addressed include:
State of the Industry: View from the Director's Chair
Capitalizing on the Distribution Evolution
Navigating the Co-Production Matrix
Real World Marketing Strategies for Independent Films
Getting Films Financed and Made Today
Bridging East and West Sensibilities
Each year, the Cannes forum hosts filmmakers, financiers, producers, sales agents, buyers, and seasoned advisors. Attendees utilize the Winston Baker forum as an intimate way to stay connected with award-winning producers and active industry dealmakers, as well as make new contacts at a film festival which hosts thousands of people each year.
Sponsors and partners of the forum include D'Hive, The Hollywood Reporter, IM Global, Vine Alternative Investments, Armanino, EP Financial Solutions, Latham & Watkins LLP, Silver Reel, FilmFestivals.com, and Production Hub. More details on programming and registration are available on the forum website: http://filmfinanceforum.com/conferences/cannes/.
About Winston Baker
Winston Baker produces conferences globally for the entertainment industry addressing strategies for finance and growth. In particular, Winston Baker is the leading producer of film finance conferences, successfully creating and organizing the Film Finance Forum ® Series and hosting sold out conferences across the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, China, and Latin America. At each event, Winston Baker brings together the most seasoned and successful entertainment executives and financiers to address current trends within the entertainment business. For more information: www.WinstonBaker.com / @WinstonBaker.