SOURCE: Winston Baker

Winston Baker

December 15, 2010 09:00 ET

Winston Baker and Variety Announce 2011 Film Finance Forum Series Lineup

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2010) - Winston Baker announces the 2011 Film Finance Forum Series lineup and once again, Variety, the entertainment industry's leading content provider, has come on board as the exclusive entertainment media partner for the series. The conferences will include the 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum to be held in Los Angeles on March 8 to 10 and the 2nd Annual International Film Finance Forum to be held on May 13th during the 64th Festival de Cannes. Additionally, the forum will be offered in the fall in New York and Zurich.

"We began organizing the Film Finance Forum Series when the financial markets first collapsed in the hopes of bridging the gap between financiers and filmmakers. Since then, we have started to see some signs of recovery in the marketplace. Traditional investors and new equity financiers are investing in Hollywood once again, bankers are showing greater interest than they have in the past, mezzanine money is coming in, and many other indicators that we plan on addressing at next year's forums are pointing to a healthier market," said Katherine Winston, Managing Partner, Winston Baker.

"Variety is committed to giving the film community the most relevant information to build and grow their businesses and the Film Finance Forum Series has been a valuable resource for filmmakers looking to finance their projects and identify the best partners to make great films with," said Linda Buckley-Bruno, Publishing Director for the magazine.

The Film Finance Forum Series has hosted the most notable names in the business, including high-caliber finance and entertainment executives from ABRY Partners, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Blackstone Advisory Partners, CAA, Clear Scope Partners, Constantin Films, Dune Capital Management, Elliott Associates, Endgame Entertainment, Entertainment Capital Advisors, Entertainment Partners, FBT Investments, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Goldman Sachs, Grosvenor Park, Ingenious Media Investments, JP Morgan Chase, Liberty Associated Partners, Lionsgate, Mandate Pictures, Motion Picture Association, Octopus Investments, Paramount Pictures, RealD, Relativity Media, Shamrock Holdings, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Starz, The Gersh Agency, United Talent Agency, Vine Alternative Investments, Walt Disney Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Wells Fargo Capital Finance, Wild Bunch, WME Capital, ZM Capital, and many others.

For additional program and registration details, visit www.FilmFinanceForum.com

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

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