SOURCE: Winston Baker

Winston Baker

July 16, 2013 09:00 ET

Winston Baker Announces Film Finance Forum Latin America Keynote and Panelists

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - Winston Baker, leading global producer of film finance conferences, today announced the keynote address and preliminary speaking faculty for the first ever Film Finance Forum Latin America to be hosted in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 21, 2013.

The forum will be hosted at the prestigious Copacabana Palace Hotel and will kick off with a keynote address on "Monetizing on Latin American Content through Digital Delivery" by Antonio Barreto, Chief Executive Officer of DLA. Mr. Barreto has been at the helm of DLA since December 2004, when Claxson Interactive Group acquired the company. As a pioneer in the electronic delivery business, Barreto has collaborated as a first-tier executive with some of Latin America's most prominent media, telecommunications and entertainment groups, among them Hughes (DIRECTV), Disney (ESPN), Telefónica, HBO, Globo (NET), Sky and Abril (TVA).

The keynote will be followed by panel discussions with:

  • Paulo Sergio Almeida, Director, FilmeB
  • Marisa Fernandez Armenteros, Producer, MediaPro
  • Steve Ashmore, Vice President, Latin America and Asia Pacific, Theatrical, Rentrak 
  • Diana Bustamante, Producer, Burning Blue
  • Fabio de Sa Cesnik, Founder and Partner, Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas
  • Alexis Garcia, Global Finance, WME Entertainment
  • Cristina Garza, Head of Sales, Mundial
  • Tatyana Joffe, Executive Vice President, International Sales, IM Global
  • Stuart Manashil, Motion Picture Literary Agent, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Xavier Parache, Partner, Gate Media Finance / Natixis Coficine
  • Diego Ramírez, Producer, 64-A Films
  • Sérgio Sá Leitão, Chief Executive Officer, RioFilme
  • Mariana Secco, Founder/Producer, Salado Cine
  • Sara Silveira, Producer, Desenove
  • Steve Solot, Founder and President, Latin American Training Center
  • Rodrigo Teixeira, Chief Executive Officer, RT Features
  • Camila Moraes Z, Brazil Correspondent, LatAm Cinema
  • David Zannoni, Representative Latin America, Fintage House
  • Among other notable experts

Winston Baker is presenting Film Finance Forum Latin America in conjunction with lead sponsor RioFilme, local co-producer Latin American Training Center (LATC), US entertainment media partner Variety, and Latin America entertainment media partners Filme B; Tela Viva; and LatAm Cinema. Sponsors include HBO Latin America; Santander; Cesnik, Quintino and Salinas Law Firm; and Rentrak. Supporting associations include SICAV and ABPITV.

Additional speakers will be announced shortly. For updates and more information about the program, please visit:

About Winston Baker

The Winston Baker team specializes in organizing conferences for the financial community, offering timely programs, which address emerging investment trends and finance strategies. Conferences created and produced by the Winston Baker team include the Aviation Finance Summit, Film Finance Forum®, and New Energy Capital Summit. For more information:

About RioFilme
RioFilme is an equity and P&A investment company owned by the City of Rio. Founded in 1992, its task is to promote the development of Rio's growing audiovisual industry. For the past 20 years, RioFilme invested in more than 250 Brazilian films, such as "Central Station," by Walter Salles Jr., and "Elite Squad 2," by José Padilha, among others. In 2012, 9 films in the Brazilian top 10 BO hits were coproduced and/or codistributed by RioFilme. Nowadays, Rio is Latin America's main center for film and TV production and distribution.

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