SOURCE: Networking Seminars

Networking Seminars Film Finance

January 25, 2010 15:00 ET

Networking Seminars Film Finance Summit Where Media Moguls and Financiers Will Discuss New Ways to Finance Content in the New Transmedia World

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - Networking Seminars announces its Third Annual Film Finance Summit on February 8-10, 2010. The Film Finance Summit has become the premier place where the power players behind Academy and Emmy Award winning productions converge to discuss the most financially productive ways for financing film, TV, and digital content across multiple platforms. This exclusive gathering combines workshops, panel sessions, Q&A, and networking events, where the latest trends and innovations in financing content domestically, internationally, and virtually will be the focus.

The panelists at this year's Film Finance Summit are the financiers behind many recent box-office hits and Academy Award winning productions. Included are: David C. Friedman, EVP at Summit Entertainment who produced the TWILIGHT series, NEW MOON; Joseph N. Cohen, a highly regarded investment banker from American Entertainment Investors, Inc. who financed the recent blockbuster THE BLIND SIDE and the acclaimed BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN; Morgan Rector, Head of Entertainment at Comerica Bank; Mark Manuel, of Structured Finance and Corporate Strategy, Lionsgate Entertainment; and Stefan Litt, EVP and CFO of the Columbia TriStar Motion Picture Group, the Worldwide Acquisitions Group, and the Digital Productions Group at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

International Financing will be addressed by Tony Beaudoin, Tower Entertainment who financed the Oscar winning hit MICHAEL CLAYTON; and Ortwin Freyermuth of Freyermuth & Associates who executive produced Brian DePalma's CARLITO'S WAY.

With advertising agencies eager to get their clients' products in front of consumers, it's no secret that the hottest trend in film finance is branding. Phil Alberstat, Partner at Fuel Industries and author of "The Insider's Guide to Film Finance," will lead a panel of Emmy Award winning strategists on Branded Content Financing and Production Strategies.

To discuss how viewers consume content in the new digital world and the latest trends in producing and marketing content, is a high level panel of studio execs, academics and content creators. Acclaimed media scholar Henry Jenkins, whose most recent book "Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide," is recognized as a hallmark of research on the subject of transmedia storytelling, will provide insights on the success of social-networking web sites and online fan communities.

Register now for this prestigious annual conference that will allow access to our academy award winning network of entertainment specialists: http://www.networkingseminars.net/film-finance/

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