SOURCE: Winston Baker

Winston Baker

April 24, 2014 09:00 ET

Winston Baker and Screen Announce Media Partnership for 2014 International Film Finance Forum

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2014) - Winston Baker, leading global producer of film finance conferences, is proud to present the 5th Annual International Film Finance Forum to be held at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France on May 16, 2014 during the 67th Festival de Cannes. Sponsors and partners include O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Rothstein Kass, Silver Reel, Stroock, Variety, and Women in Film and Television Germany.

This year, Winston Baker will also be bringing on board Screen International, the global publication covering the international film business, as a media partner.

"We are thrilled to become a media partner for Winston Baker's excellent Film Finance Forum at Cannes 2014; this conference has become a must-attend event on the Croisette. The speakers that Winston Baker recruits are the top players in the industry with their fingers absolutely on the pulse of the challenges and opportunities of the global film industry in 2014. Yes, there are a lot of talks and panels in Cannes, but this Forum brings together such top experts that it is unmissable. Screen has previously worked with Winston Baker on the impressive Zurich Film Finance Forum and we're excited to extend our relationship with them," said Wendy Mitchell, Editor of Screen International.

"We are in the midst of a digital revolution. With new content platforms, financing resources, revenue streams, business models, and the globalization of the film industry -- the paradigm is shifting beneath our feet," said Katherine Winston, co-founder and managing partner of Winston Baker. "And as conference producers, it's our job to bring together innovative thinkers and game changers at our forums who are propelling the industry forward. And with the help of Screen International, we will bring together more thought leaders from around the world to our forum in Cannes this year," added Amy Baker, co-founder and managing partner of Winston Baker.

This year's speaking faculty will include:

  • Robbert Aarts, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Fintage House
  • Nicole Ackermann, Managing Partner, Mouna GmbH
  • Thomas Benski, Chief Executive Officer, Pulse Films
  • Claudia Blümhuber, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner, Silver Reel Partners AG
  • Rodolphe Buet, Chief Executive Officer, StudioCanal Germany
  • Joseph Calabrese, Partner and Chair of Entertainment, Sports & Media Practice, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
  • Philippe Carcassonne, Producer, Ciné-@
  • Joseph Chianese, Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions, Entertainment Partners
  • Nicholas Dalton, Partner/Avocat, Dalton Avocats
  • David Glasser, Chief Operating Officer and President, The Weinstein Company
  • Anna Godas, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Dogwoof
  • David Grumbach, Chief Executive Officer, BAC Films
  • Mark Hutchison, CPA, Principal, Rothstein Kass
  • Jessica Lacy, Head of International and Independent Film, ICM Partners
  • Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Producer, Stone Angels
  • Schuyler Moore, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Additional speakers will be announced shortly. For program and registration details, view www.FilmFinanceForum.com.

About Winston Baker
Winston Baker produces conferences globally for the finance and entertainment industries addressing strategies for investment and growth. In particular, Winston Baker is the leading producer of film finance conferences, successfully creating and organizing the Film Finance Forum ® Series and hosting sold out conferences across the US, Europe, Pacific Asia, China, and Latin America. At each event, Winston Baker brings together the most seasoned and influential entertainment executives and financiers to address changing trends. For more information: www.WinstonBaker.com.

About SCREEN International
Screen International is the essential multi-platform resource for the international film industry. Screen is the home for news, reviews, features, analysis, box office analysis, festival reports and commentary for the global film industry, providing insight and intelligence into a world of production, finance, sales and distribution. Now in its fourth decade of operation, Screen diligently covers the network of individuals, companies, events and relationships that compose the film business -- covering everything from a tiny independent production financed by crowdfunding to the biggest Hollywood blockbusters' performance around the globe. We offer this invaluable content across a range of platforms to serve all our readers' needs -- the print magazine Screen International, our online offering ScreenDaily (also including European production database ScreenBase), daily email newsletters, market and festival print dailies at major events, special print supplements and specials including festival previews and training and 3D supplements, our ScreenTech newsletter and print edition, awards season special weekly print editions, and live events like our Screen Awards, Diversify Conferences and Screen Film Summit.

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