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Winston Baker

December 15, 2009 12:00 ET

Winston Baker Announces 2nd Annual Film Finance Forum in Association With Variety and Thomson Reuters

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2009) - Winston | Baker, a revolutionary producer of educational and networking forums, is proud to present the 2nd Annual Film Finance Forum to be held in Los Angeles on March 3-4, 2010. Through this forum, participants will have the opportunity to gain insight from a highly acclaimed speaking faculty on the latest developments within this rapidly evolving market.

"We're honored to be presenting our forum in association with Variety and Thomson Reuters. With the vast reach of these leading organizations, we look forward to hosting entertainment and financial professionals across the globe for this event," said Amy Baker, Managing Partner, Winston | Baker.

The speaking faculty will comprise of seasoned investors, lenders, executives and advisors, such as Carmen Carpenter, Senior Vice President, Bank of America; P. Clark Hallren, Managing Director, Clear Scope Partners; Jill Gwen, Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations, Fox Searchlight Pictures; Sean Kisker, Executive Vice President, Strategic Planning & Operations, Motion Picture Group, Lionsgate; Diane Stidham, Managing Director, Newbridge Film Capital; Ronald Hohauser, Chief Financial Officer, Summit Entertainment; Dama Claire, Production Executive, The Incentives Office; James Moore, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Vine Alternative Investments; and many others to address the state of the industry in a new environment, alternative financing from debt and equity sources, risk management, digital and global distribution, tax incentives domestically and abroad, content development to maximize ROI, innovative marketing online and offline, library valuation, distressed investing, and the M&A landscape.

"There has never been a more critical time for the entertainment and financial communities to convene and address the impact of the recession on the industry, emerging trends in deal structuring, capital raising challenges for both producers and investors looking for co-financiers, in addition to many other factors affecting film financing today," said Katherine Winston, Managing Partner, Winston | Baker. "At every Film Finance Forum thus far, we've been able to facilitate relationships that push deals forward and we hope to do so once again this March in Los Angeles."

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