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Winston | Baker

September 01, 2010 09:00 ET

Wall Street Insiders Join Speaking Faculty at Film Finance Forum East in New York

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 1, 2010) -   The 2nd Annual Film Finance Forum East presented by Winston|Baker in association with Variety and sponsored by O'Melveny & Myers LLP is bringing together an unprecedented group of industry experts on September 14-15, 2010 at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York City. Speakers at the forum include principals of Wall Street investment banks, who will discuss their views and forecasts on the film industry.

The panel will be presented during the opening discussion on September 15 with Joseph Calabrese, Chair of O'Melveny & Myers' Entertainment, Sports and Media Practice as moderator, and panelists:

  • Brian DeCenzo, Vice President, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Larry Nath, Senior Managing Director, Blackstone Advisory Partners
  • Andrew Sriubas, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan
  • Daniel Timmons, Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

The session titled "Insider Views: Wall Street on Hollywood" will provide insight into these issues:

  • Is the film business truly "recession proof" or at least recession-resistant?
  • How have the major media stocks performed in the current market?
  • What key factors are driving this sector -- theatrical, new media, 3-D, and re-transmission?
  • Has the negative image of "Hollywood Accounting" finally begun to dissipate or is it alive and well?
  • What are the current allures of film financing and how much money is on the side-lines?
  • Current state of the IPO market and recent examples of successful IPOs.
  • Forecast of investment trends beyond 2010 -- how to function in a zero return credit environment.
  • What is the future for content-driven public companies?

In addition to Wall Street panelists, the forum's speaking faculty and attendees will consist of high-level film and finance executives from: ABRY Partners, Clarius Capital, Diamond Castle Holdings, Diversified Global Asset Management, Dune Capital Management, Endgame Entertainment, Entertainment Capital Advisors, Fannie Mae, FBT Investments, Liberty Associated Partners, Lionsgate, Mesa, Perpetual Medica Capital Advisors, Relativity Media, Shamrock Holdings, Starz Media Canada, The Gersh Agency, The Incentives Office, United Atlantic Studios, UTA, Vine Alternative Investments, and Wells Fargo Capital Finance, among many others. Supporting sponsors of the forum include Entertainment Partners, Hedge Fund Alert, Nice Shoes, Private Equity Insider, and Sonenshine Partners.

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