Hollywood means big business, but the upcoming participants at the Entertainment Finance Forum are already well aware. Taking place March 9-11, 2015, those interested in the intersection of media and finance will be visiting the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel to learn, discuss, and network.
The way content reaches an audience has certainly evolved over the last few decades. The impossible has become possible. International audiences can be reached within seconds. These new platforms and technologies have brought new revenue streams and new business models to the industry. For those nascent to investing in entertainment to those already in the game, the conference offers offerings for everyone.
For conference producer Winston Baker, EFF is definitely not their first rodeo. The forum will kick off with the 7th Annual Film Finance Forum West, focusing on emerging trends in deal structuring, capital raising strategies, and independent distribution. Panel discussions will include “State of the Industry: The Future of the Big Screen” and “Distribution Disrupted: Emerging Independent Platforms.” Those who prefer the small screen will gather to examine opportunities for risk, profitability, and growth within the television industry. Optional workshops include “Indie TV Investing 101,” “Monetizing Production Incentives,” and “TV Finance 101.”
The program will also feature a focus on the potential for innovation. A panel discussion will discuss how to enter the multi-billion dollar gaming industry. Another will explain how to guide a mobile app from development to the market. “Capitalizing on Crowdfunding” will expound on utilizing crowdfunding for market research and the steps to building a fan base.
As it’s sometimes not what you know, but who you know, participants will also have the opportunity to network with experts in both entertainment and finance fields. Speakers are CEOs, COOs, Founders, and Presidents of both financial and entertainment organizations. The speakers at EFF are not the only noteworthy participants. Variety, Film L.A., Vine Alternative Investments, and Digital Film Cloud Network are just a few of 2015’s sponsors and partners.
The conference is sure to be an invaluable opportunity for investors. If all this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, you’re in luck – registration is still open.
Register by March 6 and save 10% off the standard rate with promo code DOSAVE