917.992.6118 katie@winstonbaker.com


Thursday September 9, 2021 
10:00am – 1:00pm PT (1:00pm – 4:00pm ET)


10:00am – 10:05am PT

AMY BAKER – CEO and Co-Founder, Winston Baker


10:05am – 11:00am PT

What does the future hold for the traditional major studios, whose power and place in the entertainment ecosystem is under challenge?

We now see big plays and financing from de facto major studios like Netflix, Amazon, Apple, Disney+, Paramount+, Peacock and others.  Will the legacy “majors” become suppliers to the streamers, or will the streamers compete for the best the studios have to offer?

There are equally big changes in the world of “independents”, whose budgets have increased dramatically—and whose ability to produce successful documentaries has greatly increased, thanks to the streamers.

Finally, what is the future of theatres?  Will theatrical release once again be viewed as an economic and cultural crown jewel—or just a day-and-DateNight phenomenon?


LINDSAY CONNERPartner and Leader, Manatt Entertainment


BRIAN OLIVER – Oscar Nominated Producer and Founder/CEO of New Republic Pictures

ARIANNE FRASER – CEO and Founding Partner, Highland Film Group

BRIAN BECKMANN – CFO, Arclight Films

TIM LEE – Principal and Co-Founder, Olive Hill Media

A FIRESIDE CHAT on the Surprise Hit, “AFTER” Franchise

11:00am – 11:30am PT

Join Academy Award-Winning Producer & Founder of Voltage Pictures, Nicolas Chartier and Jonathan Deckter, Partner, President & COO, Voltage Pictures.

We will hear all about how the IP was acquired and identified this as a potential franchise.

Their unique and very successful (!) approach of working with a UK distributor (SHEAR) to encourage series fans, ‘Afternators’ to tweet at UK exhibitors to show demand for the film in cinemas.

“AFTER WE COLLIDED” was one of the more successful international indie releases of 2020 – Nicolas and Jonathan will discuss what was it like releasing mid pandemic, and how they navigated various international lockdowns posed by COVID.


AMY BAKER – CEO and Co-Founder, Winston Baker


NICOLAS CHARTIER – Academy Award-winning Producer, Founder of Voltage Pictures

JONATHAN DECKTER – Partner, President and COO – Voltage Pictures


Getting Your Projects Financed in Today’s Ecosystem

11:30am – 12:15pm PT

Join this panel as they discuss what new structures are emerging to get movies made? What new capital is available? And what type of content is receiving emphasis and funding in the studio and independent context?

They will also dive into the types of projects distributors are looking for these days, how are films being financed and how Covid is affecting the financing and budgets of films in this market.


CARLOS CRUZ –  Executive Director, Technology, Media & Telecommunications Corporate & Investment Banking, Fifth Third Bank


VIVIANA ZARRAGOITIA – Vice President, Three Point Capital

MATHEW CARVAJAL – Managing Director, HPS Investment Partners


FOCUS ON SHOWRUNNERS: Breaking Down the Current State of the Television Marketplace

12:15pm – 1:00pm PT

Join Producers Adhrucia Apana and Leif Lillehaugen for a special fireside edition of their hit live show “Storymakers” where they go behind the scenes with the top talent behind your favorite film and television shows.

What has changed? What are the issues? What are the opportunities? And why the industry should be paying attention to international tv.


ADHRUCIA APANA – Executive Producer/Producer and Co-Founder, Curiosity Entertainment and GP of Curiosity Media Finance

LEIF LILLEHAUGEN –  Head of Development, Curiosity Entertainment


ROB WEISS – Emmy Award Nominated Showrunner, Producer, Director (Entourage, How to Make in in America, Ballers)

CARL BUEHL – Emmy Winning Unscripted Showrunner Producer and Director (Celebrity Fit Club, Amazing Race, Undercover Billionaire: Comeback City)

KEVIN FOX – Edgar Nominated Showrunner Producer (Law & Order SVU, Lie to Me, Raising Kanan)




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For more information on how your company can benefit from sponsoring or exhibiting at this event, please contact:

Amy Baker | P: 917.992.6118
E: abaker@winstonbaker.com

Katie Witkowski | P: +447456973282 
E: katie@winstonbaker.com