City Will Host Film Forum Latin America and Tribeca Rio Festival
Rio de Janeiro will host two new international film events in August, the first Film Finance Forum Latin America and the Tribeca Rio Film Festival.
Forum is a partnership between Winston Baker, a global producer of film finance conferences, and producer-distrib RioFilme, in association with Variety.
The one-day forum Aug. 21 will address issues including new financing and risk-mitigation strategies, development and packaging of films, building international co-production projects, and identifying soft money resources as well as advances in special effects and post-production services.
RioFilme prexy is Sergio Sa Leitao. Winston Baker co-founders/managing partners are Amy Baker and Katherine Winston.
In the past four years, RioFilme has invested $50 million in various audiovisual projects including feature films, slate deals and movie theater development, half of this in 2012 alone.
The inaugural Tribeca Rio Film Festival runs Aug. 21-25. Rio mayor Eduardo Paes will attend the opening of the Tribeca Film Festival (April 17-28) in Manhattan and ink the Tribeca Rio fest pact the following day. Tribeca will manage programming, which will be a mix of indie U.S., European and Brazilian pics. TFF runs satellite fests in Doha and London.