RipMedia and IIFF invitation, Raleigh Studios

LA Film Financing Townhall at Raleigh Studios Hollywood

Film Meets Finance:
Networking & Education for Filmmakers & Financiers

Five Insightful Talks by Leading Experts & More

  1. The Pitch: How to Win Over Studio ExecsEllen Pittleman (bio), veteran studio exec w/ worldwide experience in theatrical, TV & home entertainment production & distribution; Prez at Hybrid Entertainment, manages int’l development slate w/ films from Australia, Brazil & US; fmr. SVP of Int’l Co-Production & Worldwide Acquisitions at Paramount, in charge of feature, TV & video development, production & acquisitions; launched & grew Paramount Home Entertainment’s DVD Premiere Production & Worldwide Acq. division to $200M+/yr; oversaw 8-10 productions/yr; fmr. SVP of Acquisitions at Live Entertainment … »
  2. Distribution Pitfalls: Lessons LearnedStephen Verona (bio), Oscar-nommed filmmaker & grandfather of music video; directed earliest vids for Beatles, Santana, Chicago, Johnny Cash, Boy George, Natalie Cole, Barbra Streisand, Liza Minelli, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Bernstein, Mick Fleetwood, 100s more; moved on to write, produce &/or direct “Lords of Flatbush” (Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Armand Assante), “Boardwalk” (Ruth Gordon, Lee Strasberg, Janet Leigh), “Talking Walls” (Barry Primus, Sally Kirkland), “Pipe Dreams” (Gladys Knight); discovered & launched careers of Stallone, Winkler, Gere … »
  3. Closing the Gap: How to Finance Your Film with IncentivesDan Clifton (bio), CEO at Jarvus Film, creates software solutions for film industry incl. CreditScout app; expert navigator of “shark-infested waters” of tax incentives & soft money for movie production; Producer at Onset Films, exec. produced Gold Circle Films’ thriller “ATM” (Alice Eve, Josh Peck, Brian Geraghty) & produces their romantic comedy “Sex on the 1st Date”; Exec. Producer at Top Right Corner, specializing in commercials, branded content & web development; BFA in Film & TV Production from NYU … »
  4. Pathway to Profit: Marketing Indies w/ Social MediaMaury Rogow (bio), Prez at RipMedia Group w/ 20 yrs in marketing, biz dev & sales; expert in social media & video marketing; Producer & Marketing Officer for comic book legend Bob Layton (“Iron Man”), writer/director John Harrison (“Dune”) & Anne Marie Gillen (“Fried Green Tomatoes”); Exec. Producer of “Bedrooms” (Moon Bloodgood, Julie Benz); part owner of investment bank McKim & Co.; TV host for E!, Time Warner & Style Network; previously generated $40M+ in sales for Avaya, Lucent, GeoTel, Cisco; among 1st employees at GeoTel, sold for ~$2B … »
  5. Micro-Budget Filmmaking: Make Every Penny CountGio Messale (bio), who just produced indie “Love or Whatever,” starring Jennifer Elise Cox & Kate Flannery; seasoned Production Coordinator (for Paramount) & Producer w/ experience finding investors, negotiating funding, coordinating budgets & schedules; worked on “Shutter Island,” “Indiana Jones 4,” “Star Trek,” “Mission: Impossible 3,” “Stardust,” “Aeon Flux,” “Love Guru,” “Longest Yard,” “Manchurian Candidate,” “Paycheck”; fmr. Associate to Co-Presidents at Gilbert/Coates Mgmt, helped manage A-list crossover British actors … »