Winston Baker to Host 2nd Annual TV and Film Finance Forum

The event will take place on August 13 at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; presenting a one-day forum with panel discussions, strategy sessions, and featured case studies.

Global producer of film finance conferences Winston Baker, announced the 2nd Annual TV and Film Finance Forum Latin America to be hosted on August 13, 2014 at the Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The one-day forum will consist of panel discussions, strategy sessions, and featured case studies.

The program has been designed for attendees seeking to learn more about Brazil and Latin America’s growing audiovisual sector and will include the following topics:
-Financing Latin America: Investor Challenges and Opportunities.
-The Rise of Consumption for Latin American Content.
-Monetizing on the Digital Potential of Latin America: PayTV, VOD and Beyond.
-Bridging the Gap: Gateways to Working with Traditional Gigantes.
-Enhancing Revenue Streams through Brand Partnerships.
-Increasing Production and Distribution Values through Co-Production.
-Selling Across Borders on the Big and Small Screens.

This year’s speaking faculty will include experts from Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, the US and more including Elie Wahba, SVP, Latin America and the Caribbean, 20th Century Fox; Gary Pearl, Founder and Partner, Aquarius Television; Vania Catani, Producer, Bananeira Filmes; Pablo Cruz, Producer, Canana Films; Fabio de Sa Cesnik, Founder and Partner, Cesnik, Quintino & Salinas Law Firm; David Zannoni, Representative, Las Americas, Fintage House; Daniela Busoli, Chief Executive Officer, FremantleMedia Brazil; Santiago Garcia Galvan, Chief Executive Officer, Itaca Films; Steve Solot, Founder and President, Latin American Training Center; Marisa Fernandez Armenteros, Producer, MediaPro; Cristina Garza, Head of Sales, Mundial; Gabriel Mena, Agent, Paradigm; Sergio Sá Leitão, Chief Executive Officer, RioFilme; Rodrigo Texeira, Chief Executive Officer, RT Features; Fabio Lima, Founder, Sofa Digital; and Jose Mauricio Fittipaldi, Managing Director, Brazil, Televisa Internacional.

“It is truly amazing to have major events in Rio this year such as the World Cup and TEDGlobal and we very much look forward to hosting our second edition of the TV and Film Finance Forum with distinguished audiovisual experts from around the world,” said Sergio Sá Leitão, Chief Executive Officer of RioFilme.

Winston Baker is presenting the forum in partnership with lead sponsor RioFilme; local co-producer Latin American Training Center (LATC); US media partner Variety; and Latin America media partners FilmeB, LatAm Cinema, TodoTVMedia and Prensario Internacional. Sponsors include Cesnik, Quintino and Salinas Law Firm; DGCINE; IM Global; Mundial; and DSF. Supporting associations include SICAV and BRAVI.