Strategies for Future Focused, Globally Relevant Financing Plans


Global digital majors, niche SVOD players and Apps, not to mention traditional buyers are opening up a world of both opportunity and confusion for content creators.  What demands has the disruption placed on traditional financing plan for feature film, how have they evolved and what do producers need to know in order to present financiers with a plausible and contemporary plan?  Expect a lively and unfiltered conversation among global leaders in finance whose business it is to cut through the fuss and get deals done.



Christina Piovesan, Producer, First Generation Films



Vinay Singh, Partner, Archer Gray (US)

Patrick Fischer, Managing Director, Creativity Capital (UK)

Arnaud Réauté, Head of Acquisitions, Under the Milky Way (US & UK)







New Market Realities in Deal-Making and Distribution


Distribution of content is on an unprecedented path, and the velocity of change is unpredictable.  Fans finding favourite shows on a variety of new SVOD and AVOD networks, from hyper-niche services to mainstream content plays from massive tech companies like Facebook and Apple in addition to traditional broadcast and their OTT offspring means engaging with, and maintaining a loyal audience is one of a distributors greatest challenges today.  Given that distribution of independent content is unlikely to ever revert to a one size fits all model, what strategies can producers employ to demonstrate audience potential in the development stage, that will optimize deal-making on the long tail?



Scott Garvie, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Shaftesbury Entertainment



Kate Gardiner, Co-founder and Director, AVG

Peter Gerard, Media and Distribution Expert

Simon Cox, Head of Acquisitions, Endemol Shine International

Marc Hustvedt, CEO, Above Average