Winston Baker Teams with Variety on Entertainment Finance Forum L.A.

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With the entertainment industry making a revolutionary shift in the way it delivers storytelling, distributes content and markets to specific audiences, there’s a lot of room left for investors to support innovative TV, film and digital endeavors.

At the Entertainment Finance Forum L.A. conference, to be held March 9-11 at the Hollywood Roosevelt, conference producer Winston Baker, in association with Variety, will provide insight for investors and financiers and address challenges, strategies and investment opportunities in entertainment. The conference will offer sessions and workshops on fundraising, marketing, distribution and profitability.

Guest speakers include the Weinstein Co. prexy-COO David Glasser and James Moore, CEO of Vine Alternative Investments Group, which has raised a $500 million fund for TV, film and entertainment investments and has invested in Legendary Pictures, Lakeshore and Alcon.

For information on how to register, visit the event’s website.

Additional speakers include the following:

Ahmed Nassef, Founder and CEO, Vyu Inc.

Alfredo Guilbert, COO, Digital Film Cloud Network

Aykut Karaalioglu, Founder, Mobile Action

Bonnie Voland, Head of Worldwide Marketing & Publicity, IM Global

Brian Fargo, CEO, inXile Entertainment

Christophe Lambert, CEO, EuropaCorp

Cindy Kirven, COO, Endgame Entertainment

Dana Loberg, Co-founder, MovieLaLa

David Acosta, Senior Vice President & Team Leader, Entertainment Division, City National Bank

David Glasser, COO and President, The Weinstein Company

David Sobieraj, President, Television, Nu Image

David Stelzer, Co-Head, Games, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)

Don McNeill, Co-Founder & President, Digital Kitchen

Eli Shibley, SVP International Media and Formats, Electus

Gary Pearl, CEO and Founder, Aquarius Television

Griffin Gmelich, SVP, Gravitas Ventures

James Moore, CEO and Managing Partner, Vine Alternative Investments

Jason Michael Berman, VP, Mandalay Pictures

Jason Sklar, Executive Director, Entertainment Industries Group, J.P. Morgan

Jill Gwen Braginets, SVP, Finance & Operations, Fox Searchlight Pictures

Joseph Chianese, Executive VP, EP Financial Solutions, Entertainment Partners

Karen North, Ph.D, Professor and Director, Annenberg Program on Online Communities, USC

Katerina Markov, Venture Partner, Atom Factory/AF Square

Kevin Winston, Founder, Digital LA

Kim Rozenfeld, Executive VP, U.S. Scripted Programming, Sony Pictures Television

Larry Wasserman, CFO, Skydance Productions

Marc Mitchell, Co-Founder and CEO, Lootsie

Mark Borde, Co-President, Freestyle Releasing

Marshall Sonenshine, Chairman and Managing Partner, Sonenshine Partners

Maurice-Mitchell Gallegos, Founder, StoryBeats

Mauricio Vedovato, Head of the Entertainment, Media and Sports, Lilla, Huck, Otranto, Camargo Advogados

Patrick Russo, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors

Paul Audley, President, FilmL.A., Inc.

Peter Tortorici, CEO, GroupM Entertainment Global

Rob Donnell, Founder and CEO, Brand Arc

Rob Ogden, Founding Member and Principal, One Media

Ross Fremer, Executive, Project Finance, Cinetic Media

Russell Scott, CEO and Creative Director, Jetset Studios

Sam Rogoway, CEO and Founder, Victorious

Sarah Early, Agent, Global Branded Entertainment & Digital Strategy, ICM Partners

Schuyler Moore, Partner, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Silvia Vannini, Counsel, Entertainment, Sports and Media Group, O’Melveny & Myers LLP

Teddy Schwarzman, Founder & Principal, Black Bear Pictures

Timon Birkhofer, Co-Founder and Producer, Father & Sun

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