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The Cabos International Film Festival aims to positively contribute to the growth of global film culture, focusing especially on Mexico, Canada and the United States while supporting their filmmakers. For more information: www.cabosfilmfestival.com.
IM GLOBAL was founded by Chief Executive Officer Stuart Ford in 2007. The prolific independent studio operates one of the world’s leading international film, television and music production, sales and distribution platforms, controlling a library of more than 300 films which have collectively grossed more than $6 billion in worldwide box office. The company has financed or produced over thirty Hollywood feature films deploying more than $500 million in production capital, establishing itself as one of the most prolific film financiers outside of the major studios.
In June 2016, Los Angeles and Shanghai based investment fund Tang Media Partners (“TMP”) acquired a majority ownership interest in IM Global from shareholders Ford and India’s Reliance Entertainment, and in a parallel transaction the company and TMP partnered under the IM Global Television banner with Asian internet giant Tencent in a television production joint venture which includes a dedicated television production investment fund.
IM Global Music is a full service music platform that exploits music publishing rights, releases soundtrack albums and develops music driven film and television content.
The company’s Hong Kong based subsidiary IM Global China handles international distribution of many leading Chinese films, the import of Hollywood titles to the Chinese marketplace and also operates subsidiary Go Global, a marketing and publicity firm devoted to promoting Chinese films and entertainment brands oversees.
IM Global is a prominent player in the Hispanic entertainment arena - its subsidiary Mundial is a leading international film sales and licensing business handling global distribution of acclaimed Latin American feature films and library and is also an aggregator of Latino and Ibero-American content for major US digital platforms. The company also owns Valor Entertainment, a Los Angeles based talent management business representing Latino actors, musicians, writers and directors.
IM Global is headquartered in Los Angeles and has satellite offices in New York, London, Munich, Mumbai, Mexico City, Beijing and Shanghai. For more information, please visit www.imglobalfilm.com.
Vine is a leading provider of liquidity and capital to established creators and owners of film and television content. Since its founding, Vine has committed more than $700 million to investments in assets backed by major motion pictures, television, and other media and entertainment content. Vine was established on the principle that successful investing in the sector is driven by focus, attention to detail, and a highly disciplined approach. The team seeks to partner with established film and television production companies, distribution companies, and other owners and creators of content. For more information, please visit www.vinealternativeinvestments.com.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. We are one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 20 offices. The firm’s clients range from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. Our entertainment practice has been recognized for many years as a key industry player in global entertainment and media transactions. The foundation of our entertainment practice is the representation of clients in complex transactions involving the production, financing and distribution of films and television worldwide. Based in our Los Angeles office, our entertainment attorneys execute deals efficiently and seamlessly around the world with the assistance of our lawyers on the ground in New York, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Beijing, London and Moscow. For more information, please visit www.akingump.com.
The Hollywood Reporter is the entertainment industry's flagship media brand. With in- depth reporting, analysis, unprecedented access, world-class photography and video, and feature exclusives, The Hollywood Reporter is the definitive source for breaking entertainment and business news. THR won the 2015 American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence in the category of Special Interest Magazines. Additionally, the brand took home 10 SoCal journalism awards in 2015, more than any other news outlet, in categories including Best Website and Entertainment Journalist of the Year.The Hollywood Reporter-Billboard Media Group reached 30 million individuals worldwide online in July 2015, ranking number 5 among comScore entertainment- news properties, delivering news to an audience of industry power players and consumers deeply invested in entertainment content. In 2014, The Hollywood Reporter staff won Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for The Hollywood Reporter in Focus: The Wolf of Wall Street. The Hollywood Reporter's platforms include an award-winning weekly magazine, dynamic web and mobile sites, festival and awards season apps, tablet, iPad editions, social media, and branded events. The Hollywood Reporter and SundanceTV partnered together in 2015 to co-produce and broadcast "Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter," an original non-fiction series featuring panels with potential 2015 Emmy nominees. Follow The Hollywood Reporter on Twitter @thr and on Facebook at facebook.com/HollywoodReporter and on Instagram @hollywoodreporter.