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Winston Baker

July 28, 2009 09:30 ET

Finance and Entertainment Executives to Convene at Film Finance Forum in New York

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 28, 2009) - Winston | Baker is proud to present Film Finance Forum East, to be held in New York City on September 16 - 17, 2009. Through this forum, participants will have the opportunity to gain insight from acclaimed speakers on the investment opportunities and strategies within this ever-changing market.

David Brain, Entertainment Properties Trust; Glen Basner, FilmNation Entertainment LLC; Derval Whelan, Fox Searchlight; John Hadity, Hadity & Associates, Inc.; David Molner, Incentive Filmed Entertainment; David Shaheen, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Isaac Palmer, Mesa; Dama Claire, The Incentives Office; Roy Salter, The Salter Group; Jean-Luc De Fanti, Winchester Capital Partners; Alexis Garcia, WME Entertainment; along with other seasoned investors, lenders, executives and advisors, will address film financing; minimizing risk; tax incentives and credits; financing strategies and structuring deals.

"Rarely is there a conference which gathers a high caliber of speakers from all areas of investments in film, such as equity financiers, lenders, investment banks, law firms and tax credit film commissioners from various states," said Jeanette Buerling, President of Magnet Media Group and Advisor for Film Finance Forum East. Magnet Media Group formed a $250 million fund, a combination of private equity and debt financing, to finance films.

Speakers will also address M&A and distressed situations within the film sector; and highlight viable and conservative alternatives, including real estate opportunities through acquisition of income properties such as movie theaters and post-production facilities, REIT portfolio participation, plus detailed discussions on various film funds. For additional program and registration details, view

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