Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 27, 2011 – The 2011 American Film Market today released its expanded Conference schedule with speakers encompassing a broad cross-section of key Hollywood and global players converging for the 32nd Market Nov. 2-9. Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and Entertainment Partners will serve as the presenting sponsors of the AFM Conference Series, which will showcase panels on film financing, production, marketing, distribution and pitching. The five-day series will include prominent filmmakers, financiers and industry executives, covering all aspects of filmmaking from treatment to screen:
Friday, 4 November, 2011: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Leading CEOs, filmmakers, financiers and studio executives converge to explore the current state of independent film financing: emerging trends, where the money is, new opportunities and incentives, and what the future holds.
Current Issues in the Production, Financing and Distribution of Independent Film
Moderator: P. John Burke, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Panelists: Ashok Amritraj, CEO, Hyde Park Entertainment; Doug Hansen, President, Endgame Entertainment; Robert Hayward, Chief Operating Officer, Summit Entertainment, L.P.; Patrick Russo, Principal, The Salter Group; Jared Underwood, Senior Vice President, Group Manager Entertainment, Comerica Bank Entertainment Group (more…)