SOURCE: Winston Baker

Winston Baker

December 18, 2015 13:03 ET

Winston Baker Begins 2016 With Annual Entertainment Finance Forum in Los Angeles

The Hollywood Reporter Announced as New Media Partner

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - December 18, 2015) - Winston Baker, the leading global producer of film finance conferences, announces their 2016 event lineup and will kick off their global series with the annual Entertainment Finance Forum (EFF) from March 1 - 2, 2016 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles, California.

Following the success of the first-ever EFF held in 2015, next year's event is a comprehensive two-day conference that will explore how to take advantage of the innovative revolution sweeping the entertainment industry. With its keynote conversations, panel discussions, presentations, and workshops for both investors and content producers, EFF will continue to bridge the gap between the creative masterminds responsible for game-changing ideas and those who are actively fueling the growth of such projects. The forum will offer sessions on the subjects of innovative ventures, film finance, and television capitalized, as well as unique networking opportunities in a relaxed and collaborative setting. Program highlights include sessions on "The New Gold Rush: How to Capitalize on Virtual Reality," "Investor Insights on the Independent Movie Business," and "The Latest in Alternative Financing Resources."

Winston Baker's 2016 Conference Series will also include:

  • 8th Annual TV & Film Finance Forum East on April 13, 2016 at the Dream Downtown in New York
  • 7th Annual International Film Finance Forum on May 13, 2016 at the InterContinental Carlton in Cannes
  • 4th Annual Film Finance Forum China in partnership with the Shanghai International Film Festival June 2016 at the Crowne Plaza in Shanghai
  • 2nd Annual Film Finance Forum during TIFF September 2016 in Toronto
  • 3rd Annual Zurich Summit with the Zurich Film Festival on September 24-25, 2016 at the Dolder Grand in Zurich
  • 2nd Annual Asia Pacific Entertainment Finance Forum in partnership with the Hawaii International Film Festival November 2016 in Honolulu

"In addition to this robust lineup, we are excited to announce a collaboration with the iconic entertainment publication, The Hollywood Reporter as our new media partner," said Katherine Winston and Amy Baker, Co-Founders of Winston Baker, in a joint statement. "We hope to advance the quality of our programming and develop fresh content that will spark new dialogue and inspire our global audience." 

"We are thrilled to partner with Winston Baker," said Matthew Belloni, executive editor of Hollywood Reporter. "We are continually looking for cutting edge ways to provide the industry with unique opportunities to learn and network, and Winston Baker's series of conferences has been a valuable resource for professionals in this field."

Supporting organizations for the 2016 conference series include Bank Leumi; Entertainment Partners; Greenberg Traurig LLP; IM Global; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; O'Melveny & Myers LLP; and Vine Alternative Investments.

"We are proud of our long association with Winston Baker and are looking forward to another great year of meeting attendees from around the world and assembling insightful panels on production finance. Additionally, since Entertainment Partners recently acquired Ease Entertainment, we are looking forward to sharing the latest on how technology is making production and finance even more efficient," said Joseph Chianese, Senior Vice President, EP Financial Solutions.

To learn more about Winston Baker's Conference Series, please visit To register for the Entertainment Finance Forum in Los Angeles, please visit

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 events across the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, China, and Latin America. At each conference, Winston Baker brings together the most seasoned and successful entertainment executives and financiers to address current trends in the entertainment business. For more information: / @WinstonBaker.

About The Hollywood Reporter

The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in-depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. Follow The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter @thr and on Facebook at and on Instagram @hollywoodreporter.

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