Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. We are one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 20 offices. The firm’s clients range from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. Our entertainment practice has been recognized for many years as a key industry player in global entertainment and media transactions. The foundation of our entertainment practice is the representation of clients in complex transactions involving the production, financing and distribution of films and television worldwide. Based in our Los Angeles office, our entertainment attorneys execute deals efficiently and seamlessly around the world with the assistance of our lawyers on the ground in New York, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Beijing, London and Moscow. For more information, please visit www.akingump.com.
The New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) is a crown entity which helps grow and support our country’s vibrant screen industry. It invests in original and culturally significant New Zealand films, helps talented New Zealand filmmakers develop their careers, works to build connections internationally and to grow audiences for New Zealand films, here and overseas. Through its Interactive Development Fund, the NZFC enables the development of interactive content that is focused on strong and original New Zealand stories.
The NZFC markets New Zealand’s screen production industry overseas, attracts international screen productions to New Zealand, provides a specialist enquiry service and is the first point of contact for incoming international production. It helps negotiate co-production treaties, administers the New Zealand Screen Production Grant, the Post, Digital and Visual Effects Grant and the 5% Uplift, and certifies official co-productions and New Zealand films for tax purposes.
The NZFC also works to make sure New Zealand screen sector businesses are sustainable and internationally competitive.
Armanino is the largest independent accounting, consulting and business management firm based in California. We are a national leader in serving private and public companies, as well as nonprofits, wealthy individuals and families. We provide four main services—audit, tax, consulting and business management—and work with clients in a large range of industries including entertainment, technology, manufacturing, professional services, nonprofit, education, real estate and healthcare. In addition, our global footprint extends across more than 120 countries through our membership in Moore Stephens, an international accounting and consulting organization. Notably, we have a depth of experience serving Asian clients who are interested in investing in U.S. businesses. Wherever you are, we can support your individual and business goals. Visit our website at www.armaninollp.com.
Cinelytic is an intelligence-driven online platform that enables film industry professionals to make faster and better-informed decisions about packaging, financing, producing, distributing and marketing motion pictures. Cinelytic provides comprehensive data, predictive analytics and project management tools in an integrated, easy-to-use system that enables our clients to develop, produce, acquire and market films that will truly resonate with the audience. Our mission is to enable our clients to streamline workflow, increase profitability, and reduce risk.
Global Road is a preeminent worldwide content studio that develops, finances, produces, acquires, and distributes entertainment content across theatrical, television, digital, and emerging platforms. The company also represents the distribution rights on behalf of third-party films intended for a global audience. Owned by Tang Media Partners, Global Road Entertainment is uniquely positioned to harness its deep resources and experience as a producer, financier, and sales entity to offer the industry and consumer a robust slate of traditional and next generation content.
Established 1995 with 175 000 subscribers Filmfestivals.com, has been serving and documenting relentless the fest community; offering 85.000 articles of news, free blog profiles and functions to enable festival matchmaking with filmmakers.
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.