MAY 11, 2018 PROGRAM
12:30 – 12:50pm     Registration and Networking
12:50 – 1:00pm    
Introduction and Opening Remarks
1:00 – 2:00pm
State of the Cinematic Industry: View from the Director’s Chair

The opening conversation will include insights from notable and award-winning directors on the global state of the cinema experience, storytelling strategies, emerging trends and other key elements that are driving audiences to the movie theater beyond big studio franchise films.

2:00 – 3:00pm
Demystifying the Changing World of Film Finance

The traditional way of financing films has evolved, but in many ways, it still remains the same. Most projects still require debt, equity, foreign sales, gap and tax incentives. This panel of finance experts will address what has really changed, where the powers have shifted and how the film finance model will continue to change to meet the demands of evolving buyers.

3:00 – 3:30pm     Networking Break
3:30 – 4:30pm
Navigating the Co-Production Matrix
    • What strategies are emerging to get co-production deals done?
    • Identifying the right partners in an ever-changing international marketplace
    • What are the best incentives in 2018?
    • Cross border issues & solutions
4:30 – 5:30pm
Staying Ahead of the Distribution Curve

Securing pre-sales and distribution internationally can be a challenge, so what are the most innovative strategies getting movies into theatres, home video, VOD, PPV, cable, Internet broadcasting, computer games, airlines, cloud content, and other ancillary markets? Hear what producers and sales agents are exploring to stay ahead of the curve. And hear from acquisition experts on what's grabbing their attention at the major film markets and festivals.

6:00 – 8:00pm
Networking Reception

Stay connected with award-winning producers and active industry deal-makers, as well as make new contacts at a film festival that hosts thousands of industry professionals worldwide each year. Join us for a private networking event for speakers, sponsors and attendees after the forum!


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