SOURCE: Winston Baker

Winston Baker

April 05, 2011 05:00 ET

Winston Baker to Host Film Finance Forum in Asia During ScreenSingapore

ScreenSingapore Will Debut as an International Cinema Event Offering a Platform to Exchange Ideas, Business Opportunities and Showcase Asian Films

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - April 5, 2011) -   Winston Baker, a global producer of film finance conferences, announces the inaugural Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore to be held on June 7, 2011 at the Capella Resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. The event will be hosted in association with Variety, the world's leading content provider for the entertainment industry.

"With Asian filmmakers and distributors increasingly participating at international film markets, this conference will provide strategies to bolster continued growth for this region of the world. The speaking faculty will address film finance techniques, new government incentive options, co-production opportunities, alternative distribution avenues, and ways to monetize on 3D and digital innovation," said Amy Baker, Managing Partner of Winston Baker. "We are thrilled to be offering such a crucial forum in Asia as part of ScreenSingapore's lineup of events."

"As the market grows, it is critical that Asian producers, distributors, and film executives stay well-informed on the current finance landscape and the latest innovative strategies. It is also important for financiers from around the world to understand the emerging opportunities within the Asian film market. The Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore provides a perfect platform to foster such discussions," said Ashok Amritraj, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hyde Park Entertainment Group, Member of ScreenSingapore's Board, and Chair of the upcoming Film Finance Forum in Asia.

In addition to Ashok Amritraj, the speaking faculty will include leading financiers and entertainment executives from around the world, such as Milt Barlow, Chief Executive Officer, China Lion Film Distribution; Jeanette Buerling, President, Magnet Media Group; Greg Coote, Chairman of the Board, ScreenSingapore; Christopher Mapp, Managing Director, Omnilab Media; Ross Matthews, Head of Production Investment, Screen Australia; Hal Sadoff, Head of International and Independent Film, ICM; and Mike Wiluan, Chief Executive, Infinite Frameworks; as well as other seasoned experts.

All registrants for Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore will benefit from an early registration rate of USD $495.00 from now until April 15, 2011, after which the standard registration rate will be USD $595.00 until June 6, 2011. Registration onsite will be USD $695.00. For more information, visit: http://www.filmfinanceforum.com/singapore/f3singaporeregistration.html.

Singaporeans and Permanent Residents of Singapore will receive a special rate of USD $247.50 if they register by May 31, 2011. For more information, visit http://www.screensingapore.com.sg/programme/film-finance-forum-screensingapore/.

Registrants will have access to the following:

  • Film Finance Forum @ ScreenSingapore on June 7 at Capella Singapore
  • Expo@ScreenSingapore (trade expo and buyer-seller marketplace)
  • Opening Gala Party on June 5 at Capella Singapore
  • WIPO Masterclass on June 8 at Capella Singapore
  • 'In Conversation' Masterclasses on June 6, 9 & 10 at Capella Singapore
  • Red Carpet Gala Premieres (space is limited and tickets will be distributed on-site on a first-come-first-served basis)

The Film Finance Forum Series has been offered in Los Angeles, Cannes, New York, and Zurich as well and has hosted the most notable names in the business. For additional program details, visit www.filmfinanceforum.com/singapore.html

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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