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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Christy Oldham is an acclaimed multi-hyphenate- a director, screenwriter, producer and actress. Her headlining credit includes the 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. In 2012, she founded the film production company Demi Goddess Pictures and its subsidiary media arm Demi Goddess Chronicle- with both companies creating content that champions woman empowerment. She is also a published author and entrepreneur. In 2006, she opened the Los Angeles pet care business Healthy Dogs Pet Sitting Service- a company that provides a number of services to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. She penned and self-published the book "Christy Oldham’s Manual to a Happy & Healthy Dog" and donates on-going proceeds from book sales to various animal rights groups and charity’s. Additionally, she is the author of the fictional literary foray "Finley & The Emerald Volcano: The Search for the Missing Cauldron" (volume one in a series) that she also self-published and adapted into screenplay. "Finley" is currently in development as a movie. In 2016, she directed 3 episodes of "Vape Warz", a post-apocalyptic web series (season one) that she also wrote and produced, and that has guest appearances by pop icons Ron Jeremy and Jeff "The Dude" Dowd aka The Big Lebowski. "Vape Warz" made its premier debut in Cannes where it won an Honorable Mention at The Mediterranean Film Festival and is now streaming in Japan, Germany, UK and USA on AMAZON Video Direct with season two in development. Christy lives in Los Angeles.

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