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Sony and Miramax Executives to Keynote at 4th Annual Film Finance Forum West

(January 17, 2012)

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/17/12 -- Winston Baker, global producer of film finance conferences, announces the 4th Annual Film Finance Forum West to be presented in association with Variety. The event will be held at the Hollywood Roosevelt in Los Angeles, CA on March 6 to 8, 2012.

Last year, the Los Angeles forum hosted over 250 equity and debt financiers, investment advisers, filmmakers, studio executives, finance and sales agents, attorneys, accountants, insurance and completion bond providers, film commissioners, and new entrants to film financing. At this year's event, a section dedicated to digital innovation and distribution will be added to explore ways in which investors in the film business can generate returns through the latest developments in electronic delivery.

Keynote speakers will include Mitch Singer, Chief Digital Strategy Officer, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Michael Lang, Chief Executive Officer, Miramax. The speaking faculty will also include executives from Anonymous Content, CAA, Chapman Entertainment, China Lion Entertainment, Clear Scope Partners, Cutting Edge, Endgame Entertainment, Exclusive Media Group, Extremal Film Partners, Freestyle Releasing, Hemisphere Capital, The Exchange, The Indomina Group, The Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures, Voltage Pictures, Warner Bros. Entertainment, W2 Entertainment Finance, and Yahoo!, among others.

"The Winston Baker team has created the premiere film production, finance and distribution conference, and there is always so much to learn from the subject matters and experts they assemble," said Joe Chianese, SVP of Tax, Production Planning, and Business Development of Entertainment Partners.

"The goal of the forum is to inform the finance community of emerging film business opportunities while mitigating risks, provide filmmakers with effective approaches to fundraising, co-production, and distribution strategies, and offer both audiences a unique platform to foster discussions, deal-making, and business growth," said Amy Baker, Managing Partner of Winston Baker.

Sponsors of the program include Aon/Albert G. Ruben, China Main Stream Media National Film Capital Hollywood Group, CFC Capital, Entertainment Partners, Film Production Capital, Gibson Dunn, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Puerto Rico Film Commission, and Rums of Puerto Rico. The Film Finance Forum Series hosts the most notable names in the business and has been offered in Los Angeles, New York, Cannes, Singapore, Moscow and Zurich. For additional details, visit

About Winston Baker
The Winston Baker team specializes in organizing conferences for the financial community, offering timely programs, which address emerging investment trends and finance strategies. For more information:

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