By Christy Oldham
Every month, Winston Baker offers an extraordinary tour de force conference in different locations around the world aimed at sharing knowledge regarding the shifting paradigms in the Entertainment Industry.
The leading global producer of entertainment conferences, Winston Baker, hosted its 11th Annual Entertainment Finance Forum (EFF) at the Skirball Cultural Center to a sold out audience last week. The diverse speaking panel featured a significantly higher number of women participants in its line-up of experts on entertainment finance. The EFF commenced with a delicious luncheon, followed by an illuminative program introduction by Winston Bakers’ co-founders Katherine Winston and Amy Baker.
The conference began with a state of the Industry panel discussion and focused on shifting entertainment paradigms. Entertainment experts and Chief Financial Officers from businesses such as Quibi, Legendary, Strawberry Pictures, U2K Entertainment, Perfect World Pictures, Hogan Lovells and MUFG Union Bank, rounded out the panel of distinguished guests.
Later in the pedagogic evening, award-winning producer Janet Yang moderated a keynote conversation with 2019 Sundance Grand Jury Prize award-winning Director Chinonye Chukwu and Producer Bronwyn Cornelius.
The Entertainment Finance Forum was created to bring together leading entertainment executives, strategists, content creators, seasoned investors and advisors for a day of inspiring talks, collaborative workshops and deal-making opportunities. To learn more about EFF, click HERE.
Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer and actress. Her headlining credit includes the feature film "Barracuda", which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. She is the founder of film production company Demi Goddess Pictures and its subsidiary media arm Demi Goddess Chronicle- with both companies creating content that champions woman empowerment. She is also a published author and entrepreneur.