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6th Annual International Film Finance Forum at the Cannes Film Festival

6th Annual International Film Finance Forum at the Cannes Film Festival

Winston Baker will host its annual international program during the 68th Festival de Cannes at the prestigious Carlton Hotel located on the Boulevard de la
Croisette. This particular forum will be a half-day program on the afternoon of May 15, 2015 geared towards global strategies for financing films,
mitigating risk, aligning interests with partners worldwide, and identifying viable distribution in the age of “watch it when you want and where you want

Winston Baker’s 2015 Cannes forum will be featuring outstanding speakers such:

· David Glasser, President and Chief Operating Officer, The Weinstein Company

· Ray Bell, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Digital Film Cloud Network

· Lisa Schwartz, EVP, Distribution, Operations and Business Development, IFC Films and Sundance Selects

· Tanya Wexler, Director and Partner, Co-Op Entertainmet

· Micah Green, Co-Head, Film Finance and Sales Group, Creative Artists Agency

· David Jourdan, our SVP of International Business Development, IM Global

· Javier Méndez, Executive Producer and Head of Content, Mediapro Group

· Joseph Calabrese, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

· Mark Hutchison, Partner, NKSFB | Nigro Karlin Segal Feldstein & Bolno

· Tom Ara, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

· Joseph Chianese, Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions, Entertainment Partners

· Ashok Amritraj, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hyde Park Entertainment

· Bill Lischak, Chief Operating Officer, Odd Lot Entertainment

· Robbert Aarts, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Fintage House

· Tom Ara, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig

· Cristina Garza, Vice President, Mundial

· Yansong Li, President, iQiYi Motion Pictures

Key topics of discussion at the forum will include:

– View From the Director’s Chair: Banking on Content vs. Talent

– Is it Real Movie Money or Just Another Big Yacht Passing By?

– Staying Ahead of the Growing Co-Production Curve

– Breaking into the China Market: Power Players and Strategic Partnership Opportunities

– Distribution Re-Defined: Selling Films and Making Money in the On-Demand Age

At the end of the forum, a private reception will be hosted for speakers, sponsors, and registered attendees.


Attendee Profile:

Each year, the Cannes forum hosts a targeted group of between 150 and 200 film financiers, producers, sales agents, buyers, and seasoned advisors. The
Winston Baker forum is an effective way to stay connected with award winning producers and active industry deal-makers, as well as make new contacts at a
film festival that hosts thousands of people each year.

In 2014, attendance at the Marché du Film reached a record 11,806 registered participants, including 1,927 buyers for 5,036 companies. 116 countries were
represented that year, with 8 new countries making an appearance. In such a huge market, there is no better way to establish visibility with the right
contacts than by attending a high-level film finance and distribution conference.

More information on programming is available on the International Film Finance Forum website.

Registration Details:

As a partner of the forum, we are offering you the opportunity to save big when registering for this high-caliber conference. Simply
click here
and enter promo code: SBUZZ and save 30% by April 30, 2015!

Additional discounts:

– 25% Discount: Available for member registration from May 1 – May 8, 2015

– 10% Discount: Available for member registration from May 9 – May 14, 2015

– No discounts will be available on the day of the conference

Customer Service Contact:

Kerry Cunniffe


Phone: +1-646-763-1300


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