Posted April 10th, 2019

Nigel Sinclair, Celine Rattray and Thomas Benski are among speakers scheduled to attend the 11th annual Winston Baker TV & Film Finance Forum in New York on April 24 in association with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

The event will cover financial and creative perspectives in entertainment and address growth and innovation strategies for film and television investors, operators and content creators in an evolving marketplace.

Strategy executives from Viacom, Vine Alternative Investments, Alcon Media Group and Guggenheim Securities will speak on the state of the market, M&A strategies, and what buyers want.

Sinclair is the co-founder and co-head with Guy East of White Horse Pictures and his producer and executive producer credits include RushEnd Of WatchThe Way Back, Tribeca Film Festival opening night premiere The Apollo, and a host of music documentaries on performers ranging from The Beatles to the late tenor Luciano Pavarotti.

Rattray partners with Trudie Styler at New York-based Maven Pictures and has produced SkinThe Kindergarten TeacherThe Kids Are All RightNovitiate and the upcoming Sylvia Plath adaptation The Bell Jar. She served as executive producer on American Honey.

Pulse Films CEO and co-founder Benksi produced among others American Honey and the upcoming drama Mughal Mowgli and documentary XY Chelsea. His executive producer credits include The Witchand Skate Kitchen.

This year’s speaker roster includes Lilly Burns of Jax Media, Jennifer Cron of Eko, Brian Hunt of Believe Entertainment Group, Rafael Marmor of Delirio Films, and Dia Simms of Combs Enterprises.

Oscar-winning screenwriter Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, shared with Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, and Armando Bo) will address storytelling strategies from conception through production, while John Sloss and distribution expert Lia Buman will share insider tips on finding success in the film business.

The event will take place at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City. For further information click here.

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