The Los Cabos International Film Festival will be hosting award-winning director Julie Taymor, producer Gastón Pavlovich and the who's who of film finance with Winston Baker this November including industry leaders from City National Bank, Shamrock Capital, Black Label Media, Wild Bunch, IM Global, and more.
Aug 29, 2016, 13:22 ET
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2016
Winston Baker, the leading global producer of entertainment and finance conferences, and the Los Cabos International Film Festival are proud to announce the inaugural Los Cabos Film Investor Summit to be held on November 10-11, 2016 at the ME Cabo Hotel in Los Cabos, Mexico.
"Our goal is to make this Summit a staple event hosted annually in Los Cabos to foster an on-going conversation between Latin American filmmakers and film finance experts from around the world. It will be an exclusive invitation-only platform for producers and investors to collaborate in an intimate and high-level setting," said Katherine Winston and Amy Baker, Co-Founders of Winston Baker, in a joint statement.
The illustrious speaking faculty includes Keynote Speaker Julie Taymor, an award-winning director of theater, opera and film. She is best known for directing the Walt Disney Company's production of "The Lion King" on Broadway, for which she became the first woman to win the Tony Award for directing a musical, in addition to a Tony Award for Original Costume Design. Taymor has also worked in film, directing notable films such as "Across The Universe," "Titus" and "Frida."
The confirmed roster also comprises of leading film financiers and agents such as:
- Vincent Maraval, Wild Bunch
- Sebastian Raybaud, Anton Capital
- David Acosta, City National Bank
- Jon Oakes, Bold Films
- Anthony Beaudoin, Union Bank
- Molly Smith, Black Label Media
- Jason Sklar, Shamrock Capital
- Helen Lee Kim, Good Universe
- Todd Steiner, Comerica Bank
- Kimberly Fox, Mad River Pictures
- Phil Hunt, Bankside Films
- Alex Walton, Bloom Media
- Nick LoPiccolo, Paradigm Talent Agency
- Emily Gotto, Protagonist Pictures
- Claiton Fernandes, California Filmes
- Ivan Orlic, Seine Pictures
- John Penotti, Ivanhoe Pictures
- Guillaume de Chalendar, Bank Leumic
"Beyond the heavy hitters from the dealmaking side, we have also confirmed prolific producers such as Gastón Pavlovich, Juan de Dios Larraín, Luis & Nicolás Puenzo, Ciro Guerra & Cristina Gallego, and Cristian Conti as summit participants," said Alonso Aguilar Castillo, Director of the Los Cabos International Festival.
Sponsors and partners of the summit include IM Global, Vine Alternative Investments, Akin Gump, and The Hollywood Reporter. For program updates, please visit http://loscabosfilminvestorsummit.com/.
About Winston Baker
Winston Baker produces conferences globally for the entertainment industry addressing strategies for finance, innovation and growth. In particular, Winston Baker is the leading producer of film finance conferences, successfully creating and organizing the Film Finance Forum® Series and hosting sold out conferences across the US, Europe, Asia Pacific, China, and Latin America. For more information: WinstonBaker.com / @WinstonBaker.
About Los Cabos International Film Festival
Every November, Los Cabos International Film Festival features the best talent from Mexico and Latin America to the North American market, through a carefully curated film program and a dynamic industry platform spearheaded by Los Cabos Meet-MART. For more information: cabosfilmfestival.com.