The 11th Annual Entertainment Finance Forum Presented by Winston Baker

Every month, Winston | Baker offers an extraordinary tour de force conference in different locations around the world aimed at sharing knowlege regarding the shifting paradigms in the Entertainment Industry. Photo credit: @demigoddesschronicle
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by: @demigoddesschronicle

March 1st, 2019

Los Angeles, CA –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.

Amy Baker and Katherine Winston
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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.

The luncheon conference that addressed the state of the industry through the shifting paradigms; featured panelist (left to right) : Tony Beaudoin (MUFG Union Bank), Ron Hohauser (legendary), Ambereen Toubassy (Quibi), Michael Lee (Perfect World Pictures), Stacey Rosenberg (Hogan Lovells) and moderator David Uslan (Strawberry Pictures & U2k Entertainment)
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Tony Beaudoin (MUFG Union Bank)
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Moderator David Uslan (Strawberry Pictures & U2k Entertainment)
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Michael Lee (Perfect World Pictures)
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AFEX reps were available to answer questions about their Global Payment and Risk Management services
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Living Popups reps were available to demonstrate their original augmented reality experiences and latest technology
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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.

Filmmaker, educator and social justice advocate Chinonye Chukwu
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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 and get tickets to the next conference, click HERE.

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About christy oldham
Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor. Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. “Barracuda” is a social message film about normal professional men who are also pedophiles and rapists. She wrote, produced and directed the film 7 years before the #metoo movement. In 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series. “Vape Warz” is streaming on Amazon Video Direct in the UK and USA. She lives in Los Angeles.

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