NEW YORK, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Winston Baker, the leading global producer of film finance conferences, is eagerly anticipating its "8th Annual TV and Film Finance Forum East," which will be taking place at the Dream Downtown in New York City on April 13, 2016, just a few weeks after the company successfully produced conferences in Los Angeles and China, where speakers such as Dick Cook, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Jonathan King, Paul Haggis, Alfonso Cuaron, Gary Lucchesi, and Basil Iwanyk were featured.
"We are grateful and honored to be able to bring together such visionary and inspiring leaders at each event. At our New York forum, Terence Winter will present a keynote address on the Value and Art of Storytelling, which is so important in this day and age when there's such an abundance of content to compete with,"said Katherine Winston, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Winston Baker. Terence Winter is an Emmy award-winning writer and producer who has worked on HBO's "Boardwalk Empire," "The Sopranos," and "Vinyl." He also wrote the screenplay to Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Commissioner Julie Menin will also provide a keynote presentation, addressing the state of the city's developments and answer questions from the audience. Commissioner Menin was appointed Commissioner of the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) shortly after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the city's filmed entertainment industry contributed $8.7 billion to the local economy.
"Winston Baker's forums provide an excellent platform for seasoned professionals to evaluate and share key trends and strategies. We continually face new challenges and opportunities. These conversations are vital for developing best practices to guide successful collaborations between producers and investors within a constantly evolving landscape," said John Hadity, Executive Vice President of EP Financial Solutions, Chair Emeritus of the PGA East, and the Chairman of Winston Baker's New York Forum.
In addition to the keynotes, topics to be addressed will include Pro-Investor Models in a Changed Economy; What Defines the Next Generation Studio And Who are the New Power Players; Bridging the Gap Between Financiers and Producers; Will Mergers & Acquisitions Activity Go Over the Top; Strategies for Transitioning from Film to Television; and Monetizing on Original Content in the Era of Peak TV.
Panel discussions on these key topics will be joined by Gabriel Hammond, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Broad Green Pictures; Daniel Steinman, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Black Bear Pictures; Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Financier and Producer; Tom Heller, Producer and Partner at Catch and Release Films; Stephen Kovach, Founding Member and Chief Financial Officer of Vine Alternative Investments; Chris Bosco, Chief Operating Officer of IM Global; Kevin Khanna, Head of Media & Technology within the TMT Group at Fifth Third Bank; Margaret O'Brien, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at eOne; Warren Goz, Chief Executive Officer of Sculptor Media; and Gary Pearl, Chief Executive Officer of Aquarius Entertainment. Additional speakers can be viewed on the Film Finance Forum website.
The New York forum is designed for investment managers and financial advisers who are interested in the television and film business. Executives working on operational, business affairs, financing, production and distribution strategies are also invited to attend.
Sponsors and partners include IM Global; Vine Alternative Investments; EP Financial Solutions; Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP; Fifth Third Bank; Greenberg Traurig LLP; Made in NY Media Center by IFP; ProductionHUB; NYWIFT; and The Hollywood Reporter.
More details are available on the forum website: http://filmfinanceforum.com/newyork.
SOURCE Winston Baker