Manatt is proud to sponsor the Winston Baker Inaugural Film Finance Forum on June 16, 2013, at The Crowne Plaza, in Shanghai, China. The half day forum is designed to provide strategies for continued growth in the Asian region.
Sophia Yen, Associate in Corporate & Finance, Entertainment & Media Division will moderate the panel discussion, "Navigating the World of Co-Financing and Co-Productions." Partnering with other producers and financiers has always been a crucial strategy used for financing films, minimizing cost, and attaining worldwide distribution; however, it is increasingly playing a bigger role in the development of new projects and becoming a more complicated process in China. This panel will discuss ways to identify the right partners when considering co-production projects; strategies for monetizing subsidies across borders; and present examples of recent co-financing and co-production deals.