Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 2

Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 2

Last week I moderated Variety’s panel on “How to Make Crowd-Funding Work for Filmmakers” and it marks a seminal moment in the convergence of filmmaking and technology. Hear me out…

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Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 1

Highlights From The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum: Part 1

The 3rd Annual Film Finance Forum concluded this week and has become the preeminent financial gathering of its kind. One thing that sets this forum apart is…

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Film Finance Events: Worth the Money or Waste of Time?

Film Finance Events: Worth the Money or Waste of Time?

Those in attendance all have the same high hopes of learning that silver bullet of information they are dying to know, or meeting the people they need to meet to finally make their financing dreams come true. Should you attend or should you not attend?

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Winston-Baker / Variety Film Finance Forum

Winston-Baker / Variety Film Finance Forum

For those who didn’t attend, the overall consensus, was that P&A and independent US distributors are the holy grail of indie filmmaking. As I’ve stated in previous posts, buyers want to know: (1) where is the equity coming from, and (2) who is the distributing it (and more specifically, how many screens at widest release)?

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