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Winston Baker to Host 5th Annual Film Finance Forum West in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/06/13 -- Winston Baker, leading global producer of film finance conferences, announces the 5th Annual Film Finance Forum West, which will be hosted in association with Variety on March 5 - 7, 2013 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.

"This year's comprehensive three-day program will include workshops for new entrants to film investing followed by two days of panel discussions, presentations, and various networking opportunities," said Amy Baker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Winston Baker. "This year, we will also be featuring a new session based on live project evaluations. Four pre-selected filmmakers will present their projects in front of five judges and after each presentation, the judges will formulate opinions on why they would or would not invest in each project and provide strategic feedback on how to make the project work. The goal of this session is to provide the audience with real examples and practical advice at the conference."

The program will also include:

  • State of the Industry with Finance Executives
  • Emerging Bankers in a Recovering Market
  • Navigating the World of Co-Financing and Co-Productions
  • The Realities of State Tax Credits
  • The Art and Science of Selling a Film

Plus a special day on digital strategies:

  • Fundraising Online
  • Monetizing on Electronic Delivery
  • Amplifying Impact through Social Media Marketing

The program will be joined by: Ashok Amritraj, Hyde Park Entertainment Group; Jennifer Anderson, Slated; Tobin Armbrust, Exclusive Media; Eli Baker, Hemisphere Capital Management; Robert Beaumont, Lightning Entertainment; Michael Benaroya, Benaroya Pictures; Ron Bloom, BiteSize Entertainment and MEVIO; Sara Bordo, Jetset Studios; Nicolas Chartier, Voltage Pictures; Joe Chianese, EP Financial Solutions, Entertainment Partners; Natalie Cupps, LACED Agency; Daniel Dreifuss, Filmed Imagination; Cassian Elwes, Evolution Independent; Will French, Film Production Capital; Nolan Gallagher, Gravitas Ventures; Marissa Garcia, Creative Artists Agency; Kevin Goetz, Screen Engine; Peter Graham, 120 dBFilms; Micah Green, Creative Artists Agency; Kevin Iwashina, Preferred Content; Aaron Kaufman, Quick Draw Productions; Stephen Kovach, Vine Alternative Investments; Jessica Lacy, ICM Partners; David Lee, Leeding Media; Doug Mankoff, Echo Lake Entertainment; Logan Mulvey, GoDigital; Myles Nestel, The Solution Entertainment Group; Tim O'Hair, Parallel Media; Scott Parish, Alcon Entertainment; Michael Roban, IM Global; Andrew Robinson, Solar Media Capital; Victoria Rossellini, 20th Century Fox; Aaron Ryder, FilmNation Entertainment; Mimi Steinbauer, Radiant Films International; Christa Thomas, SunTrust Bank; Harris Tulchin, Entertainment Media Consulting; Larry Ulman, Coyote Media Advisors; Larry Wasserman, DreamWorks Studios; Kevin Winston, Digital LA; and Brad Wyman, IndieGogo.

Sponsors of the forum include Entertainment Partners, Film Production Capital, Slated, and SunTrust Bank. For more information, visit http://filmfinanceforum.com/wordpress1/conferences/film-finance-forum-west/.

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: www.WinstonBaker.com.

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