Film Financing Day: Dramatic Features 2017
Learn how successful indie producers can get their dramatic feature films financed in this intensive all-day seminar presented by Entertainment Partners. Film Financing Day will feature industry pros that have successfully worked to finance independent features. During four intensive panel sessions, panelists will provide insider perspectives and frank advice on what it takes to get indie pictures made, as well as how ever-changing technologies, distribution windows and crowd funding opportunities are impacting the financing process. Gain fresh insights from some of the finest minds in entertainment and position your projects for optimum success.
Alexis Alexanian, Producer
Andrea F. Cannistraci, Attorney
Vicki Cherkas, Cherkas Strategic Consulting
Susan Muir, SVP Production, Film Finances, Inc.
John Hadity (Moderator) Executive Vice President, EP Financial Solutions (Moderator)
11:15am – 12:45pm
Declan Baldwin, Producer
Sirad Balducci, Independent Film Producer
Jason Block, Production Accountant
Shirley Escott, Producer
Jennifer Freed, CEO & Founder, Trevanna Post, Inc.
Benj Whitehouse (Moderator) Production Accountant
12:45pm – 1:45pm Lunch Break
1:45pm – 3:15pm
Tax Incentives: How to Avoid Disqualifying Yourself from Receiving the Cash
Susan Leber, Producer
Fred Siegel, CPA
Alexandra MacDowell, Senior Vice President of Production Management, A+E Networks
Scott Brant (Moderator) Manager, Production Incentive Administration, EP Financial Solutions
3:30pm – 5:00pm
Other Money: Grants and CrowdSourcing
Erica Anderson, Director of Crowdfunding & Community, Seed&Spark
Leah Gibin, Head of Grants, Cinereach
Afia Nathaniel, Director, Dukhtar
Jason Ward, CEO and Founder, Candy Factory Films
Terry Lawler (Moderator) Executive Director, New York Women in Film & Television
Presented by Entertainment Partners
NYWIFT programs, screenings and events are supported, in part, by grants from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Last updated: Jun. 15, 2017