Reflecting Back on Winston Baker’s Thought Leaders

Who knew that when we started Winston Baker during the greatest recession of our generation that we would be here today to celebrate 11 years of running our small business?! Today we would like to reflect back on our amazing journey and celebrate all the inspiring thought leaders we’ve had the honor of working with around the world, including:

Featured from left to right above:
— Taika Waititi, Award-Winning Director (Cannes: news coverage here)
— Alfonso Cuarón, Award-Winning Director (China: news coverage here)
— Donna Gigliotti, Award-Winning Producer (New York: news coverage here)
— Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Moscow: news coverage here)

Featured from left to right:
— Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO, Paramount Pictures (Singapore: news coverage here)
— Adele Lim, Award-Winning Screenwriter (Silicon Valley: read news here)
— Stacey Sher, Award-Winning Producer (Zurich: news coverage here)
— Steve Chen, Co-Founder, YouTube (Menlo Park: news coverage here)

Featured from left to right:
— Dick Cook, Former Chairman, The Walt Disney Studios (China: news coverage here)
— Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix (Los Angeles: news coverage here)
— Chinonye Chukwu, Award-Winning Director (Los Angeles: news coverage here)
— Asif Kapadia, Award-Winning Filmmaker (Cannes: news coverage here)

And of course, one of our all-time favorite keynote speakers, Don Hahn, an award-winning producer who is credited with producing some of the most successful animated films in recent history, including “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast”. He has spoken for us in Los Angeles, China and Silicon Valley and you can watch his inspiring 3-part keynote addressing the art and science of storytelling during our inaugural “Confluence Summit” back in 2017:

— Part 1: Let Me Tell You a Story  
— Part 2: Characters and Conflict
— Part 3: Tell Us Your Truth

These videos are some of the greatest talks to reflect on and we’re happy to share them with you today as we celebrate our birthday!

Watch these videos to gain insight into the type of talks you’ll experience at our Winston Baker events. We rarely share videos online as we encourage you to attend in person. However, we want to share Don Hahn’s talk as his advice is a great reminder of how to approach making art.

With your support, we hope to continue doing our work in featuring empowering and insightful speakers around the world and in bringing together content creators and innovators with the financiers and dealmakers that can help fuel their growth.

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