LOS ANGELES, May 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In its 8th year at Cannes, Winston Baker is proud to announce a new partnership and conference as part of the Croisette lineup. In partnership with Marché du Film, Winston Baker will present its first ever tech conference, the "Immersive Summit" to be hosted on May 19, 2017 to address technology and film discussions on monetizing innovation and breaking into virtual reality.
"Within the frame of our program NEXT, we've started two years ago to explore immersive cinema and VR, both in terms of production and distribution. We're excited to join our forces with Winston Baker to launch this Immersive Summit, which will complement perfectly the workshops and experiences offered by NEXT to Marché participants" said Jérôme Paillard, Executive Director of the Marché du Film.
On the morning of May 19th, Rich Gelfond will address a keynote on IMAX Corporation's innovative initiatives in VR and more. Panel discussions will joined by Angel Investor Lawrence Braitman, Technicolor's Marcie Jastrow, Venture Capitalist Gene Munster, Nomadic's Doug Griffin, Executive Producer Russell Levine, Digital-Reign Productions CEO Evette Vargas, THR's European Bureau Chief Scott Roxborough, Dekker Dreyer of Clever Fox, Chris Payne of New Zealand Film Commission, and Resn's Creative Director Kris Hermansson.
On the afternoon of May 19th, Winston Baker's International Film Finance Forum will feature a keynote conversation between entertainment mogul Brett Ratner and industry veteran P. John Burke. Ratner, CEO and Co-Founder of RatPac Entertainment (a film finance and media company in partnership with Len Blavatnik's Access Entertainment), has garnered critical acclaim and worldwide box-office success as a director, producer and financier. P. John Burke heads up Akin Gump's entertainment practice representing leading studios, investors and lenders. Additionally, panel discussions will be joined by Michael Andreen, 20th Century Fox International; Song Jia, iQiYi; Stephen Saltzman, Loeb & Loeb; Deborah Riley Draper, Coffee Bluff Pictures; Tamara Birkemoe, Foresight Unlimited; Laura Lewis, Creative Artists Agency; Mike Goodridge, Protagonist Pictures; Libby Savill, Latham and Watkins; Thorsten Schumacher, Rocket Science; Christian Mercuri, Capstone Group; Joseph Chianese, EP Financial Solutions; Sophia Yen, Manatt; Jared Underwood, Aperture Media Partners; Ben Stillman, Black Bear Pictures; Yale Chasin, United Talent Agency; and Francisco Ramos, Zeta Audiovisual Group.
Winston Baker's partners and sponsors include Akin Gump, EP Financial Solutions, Latham & Watkins, Vine Alternative Investments, Loeb & Loeb, Manatt, New Zealand Film Commission, Resn, The Hollywood Reporter, and FilmFestivals.com. Program and registration details are on the conference website: http://filmfinanceforum.com/conferences/cannes/.
About Winston Baker
Winston Baker produces conferences globally for the entertainment industry addressing strategies for finance, innovation and growth. For more information: www.WinstonBaker.com.
About the Marché du Film - Festival de Cannes
The Marché du Film is the most important international cinema industry event of the year. 12,000 participants, 1,500 screenings are organized, and more than 350 companies choose this market to be exhibitors. The Marché du Film takes place in parallel with the Festival de Cannes and offers a special programmation focused on producers with the Producers Network and the Producers Workshop, documentary specialists with the Doc Corner and the new ways of cinema and cinema business with NEXT, among others. For more information www.marchedufilm.com/en.
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