Winston Baker Presents TV and Film Finance Forum in Association with New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

The event will bring together leading financiers, analysts, dealmakers, film, television and brand executives, award-winning producers and filmmakers for annual conference in New York City on April 24

New York, NY - April 10, 2019 - Winston Baker, leading global producer of entertainment conferences, will be hosting its 11th annual TV & Film Finance Forum at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City on April 24, 2019 in association with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment. This conference will explore the opportunities and challenges film and television investors, operators and content creators are facing in an evolving marketplace and address strategies for finance, growth and innovation.

Among this year’s list of speakers are the leading minds behind award-winning hits as “Green Book,” “The Revenant,” “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance),” “RBG,” “Boyhood,” “Skin,” and more. The forum will also feature executive producers and directors of “Broad City” (Comedy Central), “Search Party” (TBS), “Russian Doll” (Netflix), “Florida Girls” (PopTv), “Younger” (TV Land), and “The Disappearance of Madeline McCann” (Netflix).

The program will be approached from both financial and creative perspectives. Marshall Sonenshine, Founder and Managing Partner, Sonenshine Partners LLC will kick off the event with a keynote on the state of the industry, followed by a panel discussion with finance and strategy executives from Viacom, Vine Alternative Investments, Alcon Media Group, and Guggenheim Securities led by Robb Klein, Partner and Group Leader of Entertainment, Technology and Advertising Practice at Sheppard Mullin.

From a creative perspective, Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris will address storytelling strategies from conception through production. Award-winning producer John Sloss along with industry powerhouse Lia Buman, will share insider tips on finding success in the movie business.

These keynotes and featured conversations will be followed by more detailed discussions on how to create winning content and monetization strategies. Confirmed speakers will include Thomas Benski, Pulse Films; Lilly Burns, Jax Media; Jennifer Cron, Eko; Brian Hunt, Believe Entertainment Group; Rafael Marmor, Delirio Films; Celine Rattray, Maven Picture; Dia Simms, Combs Enterprises; Nigel Sinclair, White Horse Pictures; Dominic Ianno, Whistle; Croi McNamara, Condé Nast Entertainment; Joseph Woolf, Trowbridge Capital; and more!

This forum is designed for chief investment officers, private equity and hedge fund managers, angel investors, high net worth individuals, venture capitalists, private family office managers, and financial advisers. Additionally, film and TV executives working on operational, business affairs, financing, production, distribution and innovative strategies are also invited to attend. For more information:

About Winston Baker

Winston Baker produces conferences globally for the entertainment industry addressing strategies for finance, growth and innovation. For more information:

About the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) comprises four divisions: the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting which coordinates film and television production throughout the five boroughs; NYC Media, the largest municipal television and radio broadcasting entity in the country with a reach of 18 million viewers within a 50-mile radius; workforce and educational initiatives in film, television, theater, music, publishing, advertising and digital content to support the development of NYC’s creative industries, which account for over 305,000 jobs, and an economic output of $104 billion; and the office of Nightlife, supporting the sustainable development of New York City’s nightlife industry which accounts for close to 300,000 jobs and an economic output of $35.1 billion.

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Emily Vogel