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9:00 AM PDT 11/2/2016

Winston Baker's two-day film financing conference runs Nov. 10-11.

Alex Garcia of AG Studios will be feted with the visionary award at Winston Baker's inaugural Los Cabos Film Investor Summit.

The two-day event, running Nov. 10-11, is the next in a series of film financing conferences hosted by Winston Baker around the world. The summit runs in conjunction with the 2016 Los Cabos International Film Festival.

“Alex Garcia represents every facet of this award and is one of the most prolific entrepreneurs, investors and entertainment executives in Latin America’s recent history," said Katherine Winston, co-founder of Winston Baker. "He has been an influential figure in film, television, music, intellectual property, and beyond working tirelessly on so many remarkable ventures around the world."

Garcia is one of the most prolific movie producers and film financiers in Latin America, where his holding company, AG Studios, has numerous interests in the entertainment business. He's been recognized for contributing to the growth of local industries by funding projects and creating jobs in production and distribution throughout Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador and Cuba.

Last year, Garcia and former CAA agent Laura Walker launched AG Capital, a film financing venture supporting both English-language and Spanish-language films, including Jonas Cuaron’s Desierto, now playing in theaters.

Sponsors of the Winston Baker summit include The Hollywood Reporter, IM Global, Vine Alternative Investments and Akin Gump.

Winston Baker and the Los Cabos International Film Festival have announced the first Los Cabos Film Investor Summit, to take place in Mexico from November 10-11.

“Beyond the heavy hitters from the dealmaking side, we have also confirmed prolific producers such as Juan de Dios Larraín, Luis and Nicolás Puenzo, Ciro Guerra and Cristina Gallego, and Cristian Conti,” said festival director Alonso Aguilar Castillo.

“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,” said Amy Baker, co-founder and managing partner of Winston Baker.

“It will be an exclusive invitation-only platform for producers and investors to collaborate in an intimate and high-level setting.”

Julie Taymor will give the keynote address and the roster of participants include Alex Walton of Bloom Media, Helen Lee Kim of Good Universe, Wild Bunch’s Vincent Maraval, Phil Hunt of Bankside Films, Jon Oakes of Bold Films and Guillaume de Chalendar of Bank Leumi.

The festival is set to run from November 9-13. Click herefor further details.

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.

Emily Vogel
Winston Baker
+1-619-857-1664
emily@winstonbaker.com

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