After two years of downward trends, we are seeing some signs of recovery. This is the message from the Film Finance Forum that will be held during the Cannes Film Festival 2011. According to the organisers, traditional investors and new equity financiers are investing in Hollywood again, bankers are showing greater interest, mezzanine money is coming in, and many other indicators are pointing to a healthier market.
This is very upbeat. But when it comes to money, God is in the details. This is why the forum will address the impact of the global economy on the industry, emerging trends in deal structuring, capital raising challenges and solutions, capitalizing on digital delivery and other factors affecting film financing today.
There will be sessions on international financing and joint ventures; the state of the film industry on a global scale; risk mitigation using technology; solutions for incentives and tax credit woes; creating content that reaches a wider audience; effective sales, marketing, and distribution strategies; and monetizing on electronic delivery worldwide.
The Film Finance Forum is organised by Winston Baker, in association with Variety, on May 13 2011. Click here for registration. Registration $395 ($495 on the day).