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Film Finance Forum Returns to the Zurich Film Festival for the Fourth Year

September 12, 2013

YellowBrix

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/12/13 -- After a robust year of hosting forums in Los Angeles, New York, Cannes, Shanghai, and Rio de Janeiro, Winston Baker will be closing out the 2013 Film Finance Forum (R) Series in Europe with the 4th Annual Film Finance Forum Zurich in partnership with the Zurich Film Festival on September 28, 2013 at the Dolder Grand Hotel.

This particular program has developed into the most important platform dealing with film financing, co-production and distribution in the German-speaking territories. The forum offers panels, round table talks and in-depth, one-on-one discussions. This special event will host an illustrious group of speakers such as Georges Kern, Chief Executive Officer of IWC Schaffhausen and Nigel Sinclair, Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exclusive Media. Additionally, crucial panel discussions will be joined by:

-- Marcus Ammon, Deputy Senior Vice President Programming, Sky Deutschland AG -- Markus Barmettler, Partner, Omega Entertainment -- Claudia Blumhuber, Chief Executive Officer, Silver Reel Partners AG -- Matthias Braun, Partner, LACORE -- Judith Chan, Director, Coutts & Co. -- Robert Darwell, Partner and Chair of Transactional Entertainment, Technology and Advertising, Sheppard Mullin -- Will French, President, Film Production Capital -- Ron Giambra, President, Theatrical Worldwide, Rentrak -- David Jourdan, Senior Vice President, European Sales & Acquisitions, IM Global -- Susanne Jungbluth, Head of Marketing, Zurich Film Office/Zurich Tourism -- Benjamin Kramer, Film Finance Agent, Creative Artists Agency -- Mounira Latrache, Communications and Public Affairs, Germany, YouTube -- Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, Principal, Stone Angles -- John Lesher, Producer, Le Grisbi Productions -- Wendy Mitchell, Editor, Screen International -- Brian Oliver, President, Cross Creek Pictures -- Marisa Polvino, Co-CEO/Producer, Straight Up Films -- Helge Sasse, Chief Executive Officer, Senator Entertainment AG -- Thomas Schultze, Stv. Chefredaktion, Blickpunkt:Film -- Greg Shapiro, Producer, Kingsgate Films -- Dario Suter, Managing Director, DCM Film Distribution GmbH -- Roeg Sutherland, Co-Head, Film Finance and Sales Group, Creative Artists Agency -- Eric Tveter, Managing Director, UPC Cablecom -- Daniel Waser, Managing Director, Zurcher Filmstiftung -- Jack Wigham, Talent Agent, Creative Artists Agency -- Stuart Wilkins, Managing Director, Blue Pencil Investments -- Christopher Woodrow, Chairman & CEO, Worldview Entertainment

Sponsors and industry partners of the forum include Silver Reel, Zurich Film Office, DCM, Film Production Capital, Rentrak, Sheppard Mullin, Zurcher Filmstiftung, Blue Pencil Investments, Zurich Film Festival, The Dolder Grand, American Airlines, HEAD, Alferano, Constantin, Turnus, Impuls, Namibia Film Commission and ICT. Media Partners are Screen International and Blickpunkt:Film.

For more information, visit: http://www.filmfinanceforum.com/zurich.html.

About Winston Baker The Winston Baker team specializes in organizing conferences for the financial community, offering timely programs, which address emerging investment trends and finance strategies. Conferences created and produced by the Winston Baker team include the Aviation Finance Summit, Film Finance Forum Series, and New Energy Capital Summit. For more information: www.WinstonBaker.com.

CONTACT: Kerry Cunniffe (US) Winston Baker kerry@winstonbaker.com Selina Gartler (Switzerland) Zurich Film Festival selina.gartler@zff.com

Source: Winston Baker

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