We're all about learning different aspects of filmmaking, including film financing, and helping you find ways to get your dreams made. That's why we're excited to share with you Stage32's free Film Finance Forum.

When the pandemic disrupted our industry, film finance became even more of a challenge.

So how can you understand how studios decide budget changes, ways to mitigate risk, and how film funds have changed over the last couple of years? 

Well, how about learning from the experts? There are three panels available to you where people who work all over Hollywood will guide you through how to raise funds, use them, and even budget your projects. 

The panels take place on Saturday, Aug. 28. Let's check out who's speaking. 

What Are the Panels? 

Panel 1: The State of the Industry: Producing Film in 2021 - 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. PT

Putting together a project in 2021 presents new sets of challenges for producers. From COVID regulations to fee structures changing, talent being in high demand, and foreign sales not what they used to be, producers need to get creative.

Stage32 brought in expert producers to talk about the landscape today, what they've learned and how they are adapting. 

  • Chris Moore (Oscar-nominated producer, GOOD WILL HUNTING, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, founder of Producers Union)
  • E. Brian Dobbins (Emmy-nominated producer, BLACK-ISH, CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN/20th Century 2022)

Panel 2: The State of the Industry: Financing Film in 2021  - 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. PT

Streaming content demand is at an all-time high. ROI on high-budget films has changed drastically, and film investments need to be scrutinized. Film budgets have shifted, and now, due to different distribution outlets, financiers need to be more aware of risk.

Stage32 brings in expert financiers to discuss what's happening in the finance landscape today, what financiers have learned, and how they are adapting.

  • Viviana Zarragoitia, vice president of Three Point Capital
  • Todd R. Steiner, senior vice president, entertainment, Comerica Bank
  • Casey Sunderland, agent, Media Finance CAA (Creative Artists Agency)

Panel 3: The State of the Industry: Distributing Film in 2021 - 1 p.m.-2:15 p.m. PT

The race to streaming content has taken over with key players like Netflix, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max, and Peacock making a mad dash to produce the most content for the worldwide viewing audience.

Theaters have struggled due to the pandemic with some key closures that may impact the future of distribution forever.

Stage32 brings in distribution experts to discuss what's happening in the distribution landscape today, what distributors have learned, and how they are adapting.

  • Tiffany Boyle, president of packaging & sales at Ramo Law
  • Kristin Harris, vice president of distribution and acquisitions at Good Deed Entertainment (LOVING VINCENT, SUMMERTIME)
  • Danielle Gasher, director of international sales at Voltage Pictures

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