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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.