Friday, February 7, 2020   

Additional Speakers to Be Announced – Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunites Available

8:00 AM – Registration Opens

8:45 AM – Welcome and State of the Industry

Overview of the day and discussion on the current trends in the film and television and industries and the trends that we can expect in the near future.

Lucie Guernsey, Managing Director, Woodland Bay Capital
David Steinberg, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Brad Sharp, SeniorManaging Director, FTI Consulting
Additional Speakers to Be Announced

9:15 AM – Networking Break

9:30 AM – Essential Elements for Financing Film & TV Productions

This panel will examine in great detail the process of financing a feature film or television production and the legal documents that are typically applicable.

  • Structure of a Financing Transaction
  • Components of Financing: Pre-Sales, Equity & Incentives
  • Security Interests and Financier Controls
  • The Role of Producers, Bankers, Lawyers & Accountants
  • Completion Bonds

Moderator:
David Steinberg,
Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

Panel:
David K. Henry,
FVP and Senior Relationship Manager, Media & Entertainment Group, Bank Leumi USA
Nicholas Tabarrok, Producer & Owner, Darius Films Inc.

11:15 AM – Networking Break

11:30 AM – Film & TV Distribution and Marketing

  • Creating a Distribution Plan/Line
  • Marketing, Social Media and Gorilla Marketing (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat)
  • Video on Demand Markets & Direct to Consumer Apps
  • Film Accelerators & Contests
  • P&A Advertising, Brand Recognition

Moderator:
Lucie Guernsey, Managing Director, Woodland Bay Capital

Panel:
John Evershed, Founder and former CEO, Mondo Media
David Dinerstein, President, Aviron Pictures
Additional Speakers to Be Announced – Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunites Available

12:30 PM – Networking Luncheon

1:30 PM – United States & International Jurisdictions Production Incentives

  • State Tax Credits in their Jurisdictions
  • What is Local Spend?
  • Interim financing for US tax based soft money
  • Combining U.S. State and foreign incentives

Moderator:
David Steinberg, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

Panel:
Peter Graham, Managing Partner, 120db Films Inc.
Marco Cardova, Director, West Coast Tax Credit Investments
Additional Speakers to Be Announced – Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunites Available

2:30 PM – Networking Break

2:45 PM – Financing Options for Film & Television

This panel will explore the role of debt lenders in film finance and the conditions a producer needs to satisfy to secure such financing.

  • Banks – Commercial and Private
  • Private Equity
  • Banking Presales & Tax Credits
  • Gap and Bridge Loans

Moderator:
Lucie Guernsey, Managing Director, Woodland Bay Capital

Panel:
David Acosta,
Senior Vice President, City National Bank
Adrian Ward, Senior Director Market Executive, Barc of California
Jeff Geoffray, Managing Partner, VX119 Media Capital
Karen M. Robson, Partner, Pryor Cashman LLP
Additional Speakers to Be Announced – Speaking & Sponsorship Opportunites Available

3:45 PM – Networking Break

4:00 PM – Other Key Production Agreements: Chain of Title, Casting Agreements, Music, Etc.

This session will discuss the principal agreements required for a typical film. Many issues associated with production agreements are often misunderstood.  It will  demystify some of the agreements and explain common pitfalls and traps including music licensing for film and Errors & Omissions (E&O) insurance.

David Steinberg, Partner, Dentons Canada LLP

5:00 PM – Conference Concludes

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