SOURCE: Winston Baker

Winston Baker

May 09, 2011 04:00 ET

Jim Gianopulos to Present Keynote Address for the Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore

Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment Will Address the Evolution of Media and Entertainment at the Inaugural Event

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - May 9, 2011) - Winston Baker, a global producer of film finance conferences, announced that Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, will be the keynote speaker during the Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore on June 7, 2011 at the Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island.

Mr. Gianopulos will speak on "The Big Picture: The Evolution of Media and Entertainment" and address ways in which various media platforms are converging to capture audiences on a global level. Mr. Gianopulos will also provide insight into views on collapsing traditional distribution windows; the impact of digitization and 3D films on box office revenues; and film finance in the context of corporate and financial markets.

"We are excited to present such an important keynote address at the inaugural ScreenSingapore, which was established to highlight the dynamic growth of the film industry in Asia," says Greg Coote, Chairman of the Board of ScreenSingapore. "With Asian markets providing strong growth, Jim Gianopulos is sure to provide attendees with useful first-hand insights into the region's business."

Mr. Gianopulos has been Chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment since July 2000. In March 2009, his responsibilities were expanded to include oversight of all of News Corporation's Los Angeles-based creative production divisions, including Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp., Fox Searchlight Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Twentieth Century Fox Television. In this capacity he oversees feature film and television production and marketing, as well as global distribution spanning the theatrical, broadcast, cable, home entertainment, digital and mobile markets. Mr. Gianopulos has been involved in the film and television industry for more than 30 years and has played a leading role in the evolution of media and entertainment.

The Film Finance Forum Series, presented by Winston Baker in association with Variety, has been offered in Los Angeles, Cannes, New York, and Zurich and has hosted the most notable names in the business. For more information, visit www.FilmFinanceForum.com.

About Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore
The Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore is a one-day forum being held on June 7, 2011 at the Capella Singapore on Sentosa Island. It will include discussions on how to finance films, co-production strategies, new government incentives, distribution avenues, and digital innovation. In addition to the forum, all registrants will have access to the following:

  • Expo@ScreenSingapore
  • Opening Gala Party on June 5
  • WIPO Masterclass on June 8
  • 'In Conversation' series on June 6, 9 & 10

Access to Red Carpet Gala Premieres will also be available at cinemas in Singapore. Tickets will be distributed on-site on a first-come-first-served basis.

All registrants for Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore will benefit from a pre-event registration rate of USD $595.00 from now until June 6, 2011. Registration on-site will be USD $695.00. For additional programme and registration details, visit www.filmfinanceforum.com/singapore.html.

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents of Singapore will receive a special rate of USD $247.50 if they register by May 31, 2011. Registration must be done via this link: http://www.screensingapore.com.sg/downloads/F3Singapore2011_Registration_Form_MDA.pdf.

About Winston Baker
The Winston Baker team specializes in educational forums for the financial community, offering timely programs that address emerging investment trends and finance strategies. For more information: www.WinstonBaker.com.

About ScreenSingapore
ScreenSingapore, an international cinema event from 5-12 June 2011, will see Hollywood premieres in Asia and showcase Asian content to the world. In addition, the weeklong event will be lined with a trade show, conferences and master classes. ScreenSingapore is a key marketing platform for the global film and entertainment communities to tap the vast potential in the fast-growing markets of Asia. ScreenSingapore is hosted by the Media Development Authority of Singapore, with support from the Singapore Tourism Board and the Economic Development Board. It is organised by Experia Events Pte Ltd. For more information, visit www.screensingapore.com.sg.

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