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