SOURCE: Winston Baker

Winston Baker

August 10, 2011 09:00 ET

Film Finance Forum East to Host Investment and Film Executives in New York

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - Winston Baker, a global producer of film finance conferences, will be offering the annual Film Finance Forum East in association with Variety, the industry's leading entertainment content provider. The event will be hosted at the Park Central Hotel in New York City on September 14-15, 2011. In its 3rd year, the forum will bring together key entertainment and investment executives to address where film finance is heading, how to manage today's risks, and strategies for generating returns in the current environment.

The notable speaking faculty will include:

  • Teddy Schwarzman, Principal, Black Bear Pictures
  • David Acosta, Senior Vice President, City National Bank
  • Clark Hallren, Managing Partner, Clear Scope Partners
  • Joseph Chianese, Senior Vice President, Entertainment Partners
  • Rafe Fogel, Partner, Falcon Investments
  • Milan Popelka, Chief Operating Officer, FilmNation
  • Dan Rayburn, Principal Analyst, Frost & Sullivan
  • Ian Stratford, Partner, Gray Krauss Des Rochers LLP
  • John Hadity, President and CEO, Hadity & Associates
  • Harris Tulchin, Owner, Harris Tulchin & Associates
  • Stuart Ford, Chief Executive Officer, IM Global
  • Dominic Ianno, Chief Executive Officer, Indomitable Entertainment
  • Isaac Palmer, Managing Director, MESA
  • Joe Woolf, Head of Media and Entertainment Finance, OneWest Bank
  • Rebecca Roffey, Director, Protocol International
  • Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman and Managing Partner, Sonenshine Partners
  • Jeff Begun, Production Executive, The Incentives Office
  • Michael Hansen, Managing Director, Three Point Capital
  • Peter Bart, Vice President & Editorial Director, Variety
  • Stephen Kovach CFA, Co-Founding Partner, Vine Alternative Investments
  • Among other seasoned experts

"The challenges of investing and operating in today's entertainment economy continue to evolve and affect deal-making. Winston Baker's Film Finance Forum is an excellent opportunity to have access to the views and strategies of leading industry players whose activities have a direct impact on the industry dynamics," said Stephen Kovach CFA, Co-Founding Partner of Vine Alternative Investments and a speaker of the New York forum.

Supporting sponsors of the forum include Entertainment Partners, Gray Krauss Des Rochers LLP, and Sonenshine Partners. For more information, visit:

About The Film Finance Forum Series
The Film Finance Forum Series presented by Winston Baker in association with Variety has been offered in Los Angeles, New York, Cannes, Singapore, Moscow, and Zurich and has hosted the most notable names in the business from around the world. The main goals of these forums are to educate equity and debt financiers on film business opportunities while mitigating risks, provide producers with effective approaches to fundraising, and offer both audiences ways to create viable content and distribution options to generate revenue through various panel discussions, case studies, and keynote presentations.

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