The Tribeca Film Festival and Center for Communication invite you to the Annual Bloomberg BUSINESS OF ENTERTAINMENT panel. This year's topic is Going Global: Will Co-Production Save the Film Industry? which focuses on the recent rise of international film co-production, and explores the benefits and obstacles of this often complex but rewarding strategy.
WHEN: Monday, April 23, 2:30 to 4:00 pm
WHERE: SVA Theater 2 Beatrice, 333 West 23rd Street (b'twn. 8th and 9th Aves.)
FREE. Open to the public; no ticket required. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Michael White, entertainment reporter at Bloomberg News will moderate. Speakers include:
LYDIA DEAN PILCHER, founder and CEO, Cine Mosaic, and has worked as a producer on numerous commercially successful films including Wes Anderson's, THE DARJEELING LIMITED; JESUS' SON, directed by Alison Maclean; CRADLE WILL ROCK, directed by Tim Robbins; and CHINESE BOX, directed by Wayne Wang. Pilcher also works on films directed by Mira Nair, including: KAMA SUTRA: A TALE OF LOVE, MISSISSIPPI MASALA, and THE NAMESAKE; and was a producer on Martin Scorsese's AFTER HOURS; ROUND MIDNIGHT; PLANES, TRAINS, AND AUTOMOBILES, directed by John Hughes; and Alan Parker's MISSISSIPPI BURNING.
MILAN POPELKA, COO, FilmNation Entertainment, a leading independent film company focused on sales representation of international film rights -- and internal development, production, and financing of features. FilmNation's production projects include HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET starring Jennifer Lawrence and Elisabeth Shue, James McTeigue's THE RAVEN starring John Cusack, MUD from director Jeff Nichols, starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon. FilmNation has distributed: THE KING'S SPEECH, SEEKING JUSTICE, Pedro Almodóvar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN, and LOOPER, a co-production with DMG, China, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt, and Bruce Willis.
JAMES D. STERN, Chairman and CEO, Endgame Entertainment, a private entertainment financing and production fund. Endgame originally specialized in production, financing of third party projects and late stage financial investments. In 2006, due to the success of the first fund, Endgame raised additional capital and has become an operating company with an increased focus on full scale production. So far, Endgame has financed or co-financed over 25 films, 14 Broadway shows, and a children's television series. Recently released titles include Academy Award-nominated AN EDUCATION, THE BROTHERS BLOOM, EASY VIRTUE and I'M NOT THERE. Stern has co-financed over 25 features including HOTEL RWANDA, LORD OF WAR, WHITE NOISE, STAY ALIVE, HAROLD & KUMAR GO TO WHITE CASTLE, and many more.
TANIA ZARAK, Founder and CEO, Bonita Films is a boutique production company based both in Mexico and New York and focuses on projects of international character. Bonita's first feature film is THE GIRL. Bonita Film's short film slate includes TIERRA Y PAN, winner of the Golden Lion at the 2008 Venice Film Festival, and THE SECOND BAKERY ATTACK, directed by Carlos Cuarón, and starring Kirsten Dunst and Brian Geraghty.