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Winston Baker

August 15, 2012 04:00 ET

Winston Baker's Film Finance Forum Returns to the Zurich Film Festival for the Third Year

Presenting Companies Will Include CAA, Panorama, The Weinstein Company, Vendome Pictures, Zurcher Filmstiftung, Zurich Film Office, and More

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) - Winston Baker, leading global producer of film finance conferences, announces the 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum @ Zurich Film Festival to be presented in association with Variety, the world's leading entertainment news and content provider.

"This year's program will provide a dedicated track to educate investors on the challenges and opportunities in film finance followed by a track dedicated to filmmakers looking for co-production and distribution solutions. Each track will be followed by small roundtable discussions allowing speakers and attendees to interact and discuss issues on a more detailed level," said Katherine Winston, Managing Partner of Winston Baker and Co-Founder of the Film Finance Forum Series.


  • Considering the Film Business as an Asset Class
  • Protecting Film Investments through Risk Management
  • Intimate Roundtable Discussions with Film Financiers


  • The Future of Home Entertainment
  • Getting Films Sold: Worldwide Sales and Distribution
  • Strategies for European Co-Productions


  • The Dolder Grand Luncheon during the Film Finance Forum
  • Zurich Film Festival Gala Premiere and Film Screening
  • An Optional Private Dinner with Speakers

This exclusive event will be held on September 22, 2012 at the prestigious Dolder Grand in Zurich, Switzerland and will host a distinguished group of speakers such as:

  • Matthias Braun, Partner, Lacore
  • Ben Browning, Chief Executive Officer, Wayfare Entertainment
  • Marc Butan, President, Panorama
  • Christoph Daniel, Managing Director, DCM Productions
  • Robert Darwell, Partner, Chair of Entertainment, Media & Technology Group, Sheppard Mullin
  • David Glasser, Chief Operating Officer, The Weinstein Company
  • Ben Kramer, Film Finance Agent, Creative Artists Agency
  • John Lesher, Producer and CEO, Le Grisbi Productions
  • Nick Meyer, Chief Executive Officer, Sierra/Affinity
  • Stephen Nemeth, Producer and CEO, Rhino Films
  • Brian Oliver, President, Cross Creek Pictures
  • Philippe Rousselet, Chief Executive Officer, Vendome Pictures
  • Libby Savill, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
  • Marc Schmidheiny, Managing Director, DCM Productions
  • Roeg Sutherland, Co-Lead, Film Finance and Sales, Creative Artists Agency
  • Daniel Waser, Managing Director, Zurcher Filmstiftung
  • Christopher Woodrow, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Worldview Entertainment
  • Among other seasoned international experts

The annual co-chairs of the forum are Karl Spoerri, Artistic Director and Founder of the Zurich Film Festival and Jeanette Buerling, President of Magnet Media Group. Sponsors of the forum include American Airlines, DCM Productions, The Dolder Grand, Sheppard Mullin, Zurcher Filmstiftung and Zurich Film Office.

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