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FILM FINANCING TOWNHALL

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in Filmmaking
on Nov 11, 2008

The Institute for International Film Financing (IIFF) have announced another of their popular networking events for next Monday, Nov. 17. Information on how to attend and who’s scheduled to speak are below.

IIFF New York City Townhall Meeting
Monday, November 17, 2008
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

School of Visual Arts (SVA)
209 East 23rd Street
Amphitheater – 3rd floor
New York, NY 10010

VERY LIMITED CAPACITY. To avoid disappointment, reserve your DISCOUNTED SEAT now at http://nym.filmfinancing.org/111708w

Next Monday’s gathering of FILMMAKERS AND FINANCIERS follows IIFF’s
proven formula for film financing success. It features a powerful lineup of
LEADING TOPICAL EXPERTS whose to-the-point presentations and panel
discussion are sure to satisfy even the most demanding professionals! Our
world-class speakers include:

1) TED HOPE, Co-Founder & Producer at leading independent film co. This
Is That, on Hollywood Reporter’s INDIE POWER 50 list; produced 23 Sundance
entries incl. 3 Grand Jury Prize winners (“American Splendor”, “The Brothers
McMullen”, “What Happened Was…”) & 1st films of Ang Lee, Hal Hartley, Todd
Field, et al.; producer credits also include Alan Ball’s “Towelhead” (Aaron
Eckhart, Toni Collette), Michel Gondry & Charlie Kaufman’s Oscar winner
“Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” (Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet),
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “21 Grams” (Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi
Watts); fmr. Co-Founder & Producer at Good Machine (now Focus Features);
etc.

2) DAN COGAN, Co-Founder & Exec. Director at Impact Partners, a film
investment service group for HIGH-NET WORTH INDIVIDUALS seeking to promote
social change; Impact Partners pursues dual bottom line, aiming for both
profit & creation of films with significant social value; Founder of
NY-based production co. DMC Films, devoted to discovering emerging voices in
film & exploring new models of indie film finance; launched screenwriting &
directing competition Chrysler Film Project, secured co-financing for
winning film; fmr. speechwriter for Sen. Ted Kennedy; fmr. journalist for
The New Republic, New York Observer & Washington Monthly; etc.

3) JUDITH HELFAND, Co-Founder at hybrid FILM FUND & nonprofit Chicken &
Eggs Pictures, providing financing, mentorship & exec. producing services to
women filmmakers passionate about social justice, environmental & human
rights issues; Co-Founder at nat’l nonprofit Working Films, linking
non-fiction film with cutting-edge activism; documentary credits include
Sundance world premiere “Everything’s Cool” (2007), Sundance winner & 2x
Emmy nominee “Blue Vinyl” (2002) & Peabody winner “A Healthy Baby Girl”
(1997); awarded U.S. Artist Fellowship Grant & Tribeca Film Institute’s
Media Arts Fellowship; fmr. full-time faculty member at NYU film school;
etc.

4) DAVID DAVOLI, ESQ., seasoned NYC-based ENTERTAINMENT ATTORNEY &
Managing Partner at Davoli Law Firm, representing producers in structuring,
financing & distribution of films; in-house counsel for Sennet Ent. whose
slate includes “Clandestine” (“LA Confidential” prequel) & “Ashes to Ashes”
(Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell); negotiated deals for high-profile projects
incl. adaptation of Stephen King’s “Bag of Bones” & Ridley Scott’s
Reagan/Gorbachev biopic “Reykjavik”; fmr. Managing Member at production co.
Fraternal Artists; worked for Alec Baldwin’s El Dorado Pictures on “Heavens
Prisoners”, “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1995) & “The Juror”; etc.

5) JARED MOSHE, President & Principal Partner at INDIE PRODUCTION &
FINANCING co. Sidetrack Films; producer of IDA Award winner & Emmy nominee
“Favela Rising” (2005), Sundance world premieres “Destricted” (2006) & “Low
and Behold” (2007), Independent Spirit Award nominee “Kurt Cobain About a
Son” (2006) & SXSW world premiere “Beautiful Losers” (2008); fmr. Manager at
The Film Sales Company, closely involved in domestic & int’l sale of 75+
films incl. “My Architect”, “C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America” &
Oscar winner “Born Into Brothels”; worked in development with Robert Downey,
Sr. & at Magnet Ent. on “The Truth About Charlie” & “Adaptation”; etc.

6) DAVID ROSEN, veteran of media & tech industries with 25+ years
experience in FUNDRAISING, business development, market research & strategy
who helped take 2 high-tech co’s public; VP of Corporate Development at IP
video networking co. ComCam; Exec. Producer at Digital Independence
conference; fmr. executive at Advanced Visual Systems, Commodore & LINK
Resources/IDG; fmr. Board Director/Advisor at Independent Television Service
(ITVS), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Rockefeller Fdn’s National Video
Resources (NVR) & Film Arts Foundation (FAF); author of “Off-Hollywood: The
Making & Marketing of Independent Films” (Grove, 1990); etc.

THERE IS MORE! A complete and up-to-date list of speakers and topics,
comprehensive bios, additional event details, and filmmaker-friendly
DISCOUNTED ONLINE REGISTRATION are available at http://nym.filmfinancing.org/111708w

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