IIFF New York City Townhall Meeting (June 2007)

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IIFF/NYC Townhall Meeting at NYFA in Manhattan –
Where Film & Finance Meet To Succeed Together

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The Institute for International Film Financing (IIFF) continues its successful series of Townhall Meetings in New York City with another special event at New York Film Academy (NYFA) on Union Square.

This "grassroots" community meeting is designed to foster productive relationships between filmmakers, entrepreneurs and financiers and to provide unbiased insight and education about the business of film. The event features a powerful roster of highly topical speakers from the worlds of film and finance. We are delighted to again welcome real-world financiers among our guests for the evening.

IIFF's one-of-a-kind mission is to sustainably expand the scope & appeal of film financing, and to do so for the benefit of the public at large. True to IIFF's proven motto, "democratizing film financing," our regular, monthly Townhall Meetings bring together a wide array of professionals from relevant backgrounds in film, finance and beyond for a vibrant evening of insightful presentations and speeches, inspiring discussion and focused networking. Past meetings (e.g.: May '07 New York Metro Townhall in Manhattan & May '07 Bay Area Townhall in Mountain View, CA | April '07 New York Metro Townhall in Manhattan & April '07 Bay Area Townhall in San Francisco, CA | March '07 New England Townhall in Stowe, VT, March '07 Bay Area Townhall in San Rafael, CA & March '07 New York Metro Townhall in Manhattan | February '07 Townhall West in San Francisco, CA & February '07 Townhall East in New York City | January '07 Townhall in Santa Cruz, CA | December '06 Townhall East in New York City & December '06 Townhall West in San Francisco, CA | October '06 Townhall in New York City | September '06 Townhall in Oakland, CA | July '06 Townhall in Palo Alto, CA | June '06 Townhall in San José, CA | May '06 Townhall in San Francisco, CA | April '06 Townhall at Stanford business school) have reliably delivered useful insights into the business of film, provided valuable networking opportunities, and managed to draw large and enthusiastic crowds.

Who should attend? Entrepreneurs, technologists, attorneys, bankers, investment managers, venture capitalists and other non-film professionals are cordially invited to learn more about independent film. Are you considering taking an active role in film or would you like to expand your current involvement? Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the like-minded... Established and aspiring filmmakers are, naturally, more than welcome to join us as well!

The evening's five six seven presentations plus panel discussion will address key issues relevant to filmmakers, financiers, and anyone interested in the economics, business mechanics, and financial dynamics of film. They will be followed by Q8A time. Attendees will also have ample opportunity to interact & network with our distinguished presenters and panelists and amongst themselves.

An informal après-meeting celebration will take place at an area restaurant.

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Featured Moderator:

The event will be moderated by Thomas Trenker (bio | profile) who founded the Institute for Int'l Film Financing (IIFF) and runs FilmAngels, the world's first professional angel investor organization for independent film. Besides that and organizing a variety of events and initiatives at the junction of filmmaking, entrepreneurship and venture capital, Mr. Trenker is always on the lookout for worthwhile and intriguing new indie film projects that are seeking investor financing. Don't hesitate to connect with Mr. Trenker via LinkedIn or in person at this or another upcoming IIFF meeting.

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Meeting Venue:

New York Film Academy (NYFA)
100 East 17th Street (at Union Square East)
4th floor, Robert K. Hartman Screening Room
New York, NY 10003
(212) 674-4300

Map: See NYFA at 100 E 17th St on a map from Ask, Google, MapQuest, Windows Live or Yahoo.

Closest subway station (ca. 0.2 miles walking distance): 14th Street–Union Square station served by the 4 5 6, N Q R W, and L lines; see all nearby subway stations here.

Subway & walking directions: Take the 4, 5, 6, N, Q, R, W, or L train to Union Square and walk three blocks north on Union Square East to the NE corner of Union Square Park; look for NYFA's big red banner on the historic Tammany Hall building that NYFA calls home; turn right (east) on E 17th Street – NYFA's main entrance is just around the corner, on the block between Union Square East & Irving Place.

Our Host:

This month's Townhall Meeting is graciously hosted by New York Film Academy (NYFA), a leading film school headquartered in New York City.

NYFA was founded in 1992 at Robert DeNiro's Tribeca Film Center and has since expanded into a global educational force in filmmaking and acting for film. The Academy was founded on a belief that a top quality education in filmmaking should be accessible to anyone with the dirve and passion to make films. The Academy offers year-round study options at its global headquarters in New York City's Union Square; at Universal Studios in Los Angeles; and in Central London, England; and summer study options in Paris, France; Barcelona and Bilbao, Spain; Florence and Milan, Italy; and at Harvard University, Cambridge; and Universal Studios and MGM-Disney in Orlando. NYFA recently announced the planned opening of a new year-round location for Miami, Florida for fall 2007.

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6:00-6:30 pm ... Registration and introductions
6:30-7:50 pm ... Four featured presentations with Q8A (4x 20 min)
7:50-8:00 pm ... Networking break I (10 min)
8:00-9:00 pm ... Three featured presentations with Q8A (3x 20 min)
9:00-9:15 pm ... Networking break II (15 min)
9:15-10:00 pm ... Moderated panel discussion with Q8A (45 min)
10:00+ pm ... Community time at area restaurant

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Program Details:

1) Anatomy of a Film Business Plan: An Essential Tool for Producers & Investors Explained

— by David Rosen (bio), veteran executive & consultant in media & technology industries with 25+ years experience in fundraising, business development, strategic planning, competitive analysis, market research & strategy; VP of Corporate Development at IP video networking company ComCam; Convener & Executive Producer at Digital Independence conference; fmr. VP of Business Development & Marketing at Advanced Visual Systems; fmr. Int'l Marketing Director at computer maker Commodore; fmr. VP of Entertainment Services at LINK Resources/IDG; fmr. Member of Board of Directors or Advisors at Independent Television Service (ITVS), Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Rockefeller Foundation's National Video Resources (NVR), Film Arts Foundation (FAF), etc.; fmr. advisor to Rep. Richard Gephardt, several foundations & other public-policy organizations; Author of "Off-Hollywood: The Making & Marketing of Independent Films"; TV credits include ABC's "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" & PBS's "The American City" with John Lindsay (more)

2) Financing Movies That Matter: How to Translate the Unique Qualities of Message-driven Films Into Success

— by Heidi Reinberg (bio), accomplished producer of nonfiction programming for HBO, Cinemax, PBS, LOGO, Oxygen, etc.; Producer of documentaries "Absolutely Safe", "Gender Rebel", "Anytown, USA", Academy Award nominee Wendy Ettinger's "Baby I'm Yours", Emmy winner Lisa Gossels' "Imagining Peace" as well as Sundance winner Cynthia Wade's "Shelter Dogs" & "Grist for the Mill"; current projects include Oscar winner Ross Kauffman's "War Photographer", "Hooper Street", a yet-untitled competition show in about ballroom dancing, "How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama" & "Garbage Dreams"; teaching credentials include Brigham Young, New School, NYU, SUNY Purchase & NYFA; Judge for News & Documentary Emmys since 2002 (more)

3) Don't Forget the Marketing: Effective Yet Affordable Marketing Strategies for Indies on a Budget

— by Stuart Ginsberg (bio), 20-year corporate communications executive & independent film producer adept at creating & implementing marketing & PR strategies for films, TV shows, technology companies & educational institutions; PR manager for leading digital payments company Click&Buy fmr. Owner & President at PR firm SG Media Group, helping filmmakers with business plans, marketing strategies, unit publicity, film festival attendance & website development; fmr. Director of Communications at School of Visual Arts (SVA); fmr. Account Executive at entertainment PR agency Keith Sherman & Associates; worked for variety of PR firms, publicizing high-profile media clients such as CNBC.com & The Weather Channel; Associate Producer & Producer of independent films including multiple award winner "Followers" (distributed by Castle Hill Productions) and, currently, sci-fi feature "Day:37"; B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. (more)

4) Co-production & Co-financing Opportunities in Eastern Europe: A European Film Financier's Guide for U.S. Filmmakers

— by Hubert Gibbs (bio), executive producer, project financier & independent business developer based in London & New York City; Executive Producer of "The Darkest Place" (starring Malcolm McDowell) & "The Horror", set to shoot in September 2007 & in 2008, respectively; Producer at UK-based film company Margitka Productions, established to develop romantic comedies; member of UK-Canadian co-production team developing adaptation of Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi"; previously worked with Ministry of Science and Technology (Russia) to raise funds for new Russian semiconductor projects; fmr. media marketing specialist at global business information company United Business Media plc; fmr. Analyst of small-cap UK & mid-cap European sectors at leading UK investment manager Williams de Broë & major Belgian bank Banque Bruxelles Lambert (now part of ING Group); tracked European securities markets at Duncan Portfolio Management; initially trained as lawyer; M.A. in Philosophy & Languages from Oxford University (more)

5) From Non-profit to Profit: Proven & Emerging Models for Success with Niche Market Content

— by Louis Perego-Moreno (bio), 25-year veteran producer of bilingual & niche content specializing in documentaries & TV programs; Founder & President at production & edutainment company Skyline Features; Founder & Executive Director at nonprofit Skyline Community devoted to issues of black & Latino youth & women; Producer of 70 social documentary shorts while training 1,500 youth; featured on NPR, CBS, NBC, Fox TV, Univision, PBS, etc.; received awards from Nat'l Association of Black Journalists, World Population Film Festival, Nat'l Educ. Media Network as well as Pinch Award for Hispanic Community Service; Producer or Executive Producer on many national TV nonfiction programs including documentary on young inmates of Rikers Island with Edward James Olmos, Jennifer Lopez's 1st documentary "15", TLC's "What Not to Wear", TLC's "Bridesmaids", A&E's "Moms Go on Strike", etc.; Member of Advisory Board at Center for Latino Arts & Culture at Rutgers U.; fmr. Board Director at Northern Lights Alternatives, Women in Cable & Telecom., Nat'l Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications & Young Professional Latinos for Community Empowerment; selected for & graduated from NALIP & UCLA's Latino Producers Academy (more)

6) Monetize Your Film's Soundtrack: Making the Most of an Underappreciated Revenue Source

— by Vanrick Clarke, CPA (bio), Partner at int'l accounting firm Prager and Fenton LLP; primary practice areas include music publishing, records & allied fields; conducted 100's of royalty examinations at record companies for publishers, artists, producers & other licensors; supervised royalty examinations in book publishing, toys & other merchandising; conducted music copyright appraisal examinations and advised prospective purchasers, sellers & attorneys of such values; Member of American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), N.Y. State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA), Nat'l Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) & Life Member of Board of Directors at Bernard M. Baruch College Alumni Association & NYSSCPA Entertainment and Sports Accounting Committee; previously worked for Famous Music/Paramount Pictures; MBA in Finance & BBA in Accounting from Baruch College, CUNY (more)

7) Hollywood Profits: Quantitative Drivers of Motion Picture Profitability

— by Thomas Trenker (bio), Wall Street banker & Silicon Valley executive turned film financier; Founder & Chairman at Institute for International Film Financing (IIFF); Managing Director at FilmAngels Capital; fmr. investment banker on Wall Street & in Silicon Valley(more)

In his quantitative presentation, Mr. Trenker summarizes the conclusions of his statistical analysis of factors that, alone or combined, predispose movies for profitability. Digging deep into his data, Mr. Trenker makes the case that, on average, independent films are superior not just on their widely touted creative merits, including originality, but – perhaps surprisingly – also on their commercial merits as measured by expected return on investment (ROI). With the economics of filmmaking evolving past Hollywood's traditional "rules of thumb", a new savvy generation of film entrepreneurs and financiers is well positioned to succeed through innovation.

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Speaker Bios:

- David Rosen is a veteran of the media and technology industries. He has over 25 years of experience in new business development, strategic planning, competitive analysis, market research and strategy, focusing on startup and business-unit initiatives, fundraising projects, new product/service introductions and U.S. market entry by foreign companies. Mr. Rosen currently serves as VP of Corporate Development at ComCam, an innovative Internet Protocol (IP) video networking company. Previously, he held a number of executive positions including: VP of Business Development & Marketing at Advanced Visual Systems (formerly MuSE Technologies), a leading provider in data-visualization tools and solutions; International Marketing Director at Commodore, where he oversaw the worldwide introduction of the first CD-ROM (Amiga) system and over 100 titles; and VP of Entertainment Services at LINK Resources/IDG, consulting on new-product introductions and strategy for Apple, AT&T, CBS, Hughes, Microsoft, Philips and other leading companies. Mr. Rosen is the Executive Producer/Convener of Digital Independence, a conference on creativity, technology and democracy that has been supported by the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations and other prestigious organizations. In the past, he has served on the Board of Directors/Advisors for the following non-profit groups: Independent Television Service (ITVS), public television's principal producer and distributor of independent programs (where he also held the position of Treasurer); Museum of Modern Art (MoMA/NY, Video Collection); Rockefeller Foundation's National Video Resources (NVR); Film Arts Foundation (FAF); and the "Shaping San Francisco" social history multimedia project. He has also been an advisor to Rep. Richard Gephardt, the Benton, Ford and MacArthur Foundations, and other public-policy organizations. Moreover, Mr. Rosen is the author of "Off-Hollywood: The Making & Marketing of Independent Films" (Grove, 1990), which was originally commissioned by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute. He has written for the Hollywood Reporter, Red Herring, San Francisco magazine, Foundation News and contributed to numerous college-level management textbooks and other publications. He conceived and prepared the treatment for a four-part television series on the digital communications revolution for the Socratic Dialogues/MIT Media Lab. Mr. Rosen's TV credits include the six-hour ABC miniseries, "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald," and the Emmy winning PBS series, "The American City" with John Lindsay.

- Heidi Reinberg has worked as a producer on nonfiction programming for a variety of august broadcasters, among them HBO, Cinemax, PBS, LOGO, and Oxygen. Ms. Reinberg is currently developing several series for TV, in both the nonfiction and fiction realms. Current projects include: "War Photographer," a documentary series with Oscar winner Ross Kauffman ("Born Into Brothels"); "Hooper Street," a fiction series based on her own experiences while embedded at a group home for gay teenagers; and a competition show that revolves around a particularly interesting niche in the ballroom dancing world. Long-form documentary projects include: "How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama," about the legendary blind gospel group, and "Garbage Dreams," about Cairo's indigenous garbage collectors. "Garbage Dreams" was recently awarded a grant from the Sundance Documentary Fund. Ms. Reinberg's most recent completed work includes "Gender Rebel," part of LOGO's Real Momentum documentary series, and the ITVS/PBS-funded "Absolutely Safe," directed by Carol Ciancutti-Leyva. She also worked with Sundance winner Cynthia Wade on two films: "Shelter Dogs," which premiered on HBO's acclaimed America Undercover documentary series, and the documentary "Grist for the Mill" for Cinemax. Other projects include: "Baby I'm Yours" (Consulting Producer), helmed by Academy Award nominee Wendy Ettinger ("The War Room") for Oxygen; "Imagining Peace" (Field Producer) from Emmy winner Lisa Gossels ("The Children of Chabannes"); and "Anytown, USA" (Field Producer), directed by newcomer Juan Dominguez. Ms. Reinberg's teaching credentials include Brigham Young University, New School University, NYU, SUNY Purchase, and New York Film Academy (NYFA). She has also led many seminars, workshops, and class series for nonprofits such as Women Make Movies, IFP, DCTV, and Film/Video Arts. In addition to her producing work, Ms. Reinberg consults with many other directors and producers, has served as a judge for the News and Documentary Emmys since 2002, and been a panelist for the Anthony Radziwell Documentary Fund.

- Stuart Ginsberg is a 20-year public relations (PR) veteran who began his career in entertainment PR, publicizing independent films, television specials, and Broadway shows. His experience includes film festival strategies, branding, unit publicity and grass roots marketing. In addition to film and entertainment, Mr. Ginsberg also specializes in the technology and education fields. He is currently Public Relations Manager for Click&Buy, a leading international company in the digital payments space. Before joining Click&Buy, Mr. Ginsberg ran his own PR firm with clients such as the New York Software Industry Association (NYSIA), Logicworks, TMGI, Business Technology Partners, etc. That company, SG Media Group, was acquired by TMGI, a full-service international business development agency with offices in New York, Washington, D.C., South Africa and China. Previously, he was the Director of Communications for School of Visual Arts (SVA), a leading private art, design and film school in New York City, and Account Executive at Keith Sherman & Associates, an entertainment PR agency. Mr. Ginsberg has also been active as a producer of independent films. His last producing project, "Followers," garnered numerous film festival awards and received national distribution by Julian Schlossberg's Castle Hill Productions. For the film, he raised finishing funds, oversaw marketing and branding, and arranged sales meetings. Mr. Ginsberg has also produced short films, commercials, and industrial videos. He was a founding member of the Back East Picture Show, a film festival in Hoboken, NJ, aimed at helping the independent filmmaker. Mr. Ginsberg earned his B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C.

- Hubert Gibbs initially trained as a lawyer after graduating from Oxford University in 1981 with an MA in Philosophy and Languages. He then worked in the UK securities industry with Duncan Portfolio Management tracking European markets. In 1985, Mr. Gibbs joined leading UK investment management firm Williams de Broë and later Banque Bruxelles Lambert S.A., one of Belgium's major banks and now a member of ING Group, as an analyst in the small-cap UK and mid-cap European sectors. More recently, following spells as a media marketing specialist at United Business Media plc, a leading global business information company, and with the Ministry of Science and Technology in Russia where he helped raise funds for new Russian semiconductor projects, he now works as an independent project financier and business developer in the technology and media industries. Mr. Gibbs is currently developing the packaging and financing of a slate of low-budget UK thriller-horror films: he is the Executive Producer of the feature films "The Darkest Place" (starring Malcolm McDowell) and "The Horror" which are set to shoot in September 2007 and in 2008, respectively. Mr. Gibbs is also a member of the UK-Canadian co-production team developing an adaptation of Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi," sponsored by Telefilm, as well as a producer at Margitka Productions, a UK-based production company established to develop Euro romantic comedies.

- Louis E. Perego Moreno has been the President of Skyline Features for the past 25 years. Skyline Features is an English and Spanish-language multimedia production and educational company focusing on trans-cultural, multicultural and youth edutainment projects. Mr. Perego Moreno's specialty is developing documentaries and TV programs that feature Latinos, blacks, urban youth, women, LGBT youth and children with disabilities. In 1993, he founded Skyline Community, a nonprofit organization devoted to the issues of black and Latino youth and women. In 7 years as Executive Director, he produced 70 social documentary shorts and trained 1,500 youth in New York City and New Jersey. Many of these award-winning documentaries counter negative portrayals of ethnic communities and offer solutions to social, public and mental-health issues. Nine of them aired on HBO Family. Skyline's work has received awards from the Nat'l Association of Black Journalists, World Population Film Festival (Global Vision Award), Nat'l Education Media Network (Gold, Silver & Bronze Awards) as well as the Pinch Award for Hispanic Community Service, to name a few. Skyline has been featured on NPR, CBS, NBC, Fox TV, Univision, PBS, and other national radio and TV stations. Moreover, Mr. Perego Moreno has been a producer or executive producer on a variety of high-profile nonfiction programs including: a cable TV series on foreign music & travel; a documentary on incarcerated adolescents in Rikers Island with Edward James Olmos; a TV pilot celebrating U.S. black culture & music; a youth talk show featuring African-American OB/GYN; a Spanish-language educational documentary on the New Math, Science & Technology Standards for NJ; an HBO segment on Academy-award nominated Spanish film about Cuban boat people, "Balseros," during the 2003 Sundance Film Festival; Jennifer Lopez's 1st documentary, "15," for HBO; the 2nd-season premiere of "What Not to Wear" for The Learning Channel (TLC); TLC's "Bridesmaids"; and A&E's "Moms Go on Strike". Mr. Perego Moreno is a member of La Raza, Nat'l Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP), Int'l Documentary Association (IDA) and Independent Feature Project (IFP). He serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center for Latino Arts & Culture at Rutgers U., and has previously served on the Board of Directors of Northern Lights Alternatives, Women in Cable & Telecommunications, Nat'l Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications, and Young Professional Latinos for Community Empowerment. With his latest project, "Latina Confessions," he was selected as 1 of 5 Latino documentary filmmakers nationwide for – and graduated from – NALIP & UCLA's Latino Producers Academy.

- Vanrick Clarke is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the state of New York and a Partner at Prager and Fenton LLP, a leading mid-size, international accounting firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and London. The firm has provided accounting, auditing, tax and a comprehensive array of other services to individuals, companies and institutions for 85 years. Mr. Clarke specializes in the area of special examinations. His primary areas of professional practice include music publishing, records and allied fields. He has conducted hundreds of royalty examinations at record companies on behalf of music publishers, recording artists, producers and other licensors; supervised royalty examinations in the fields of book publishing, toys and other merchandising; consulted with attorneys in the drafting of recording artist agreements; and conducted music copyright appraisal examinations and has advised prospective purchasers, sellers, and attorneys of such values. Mr. Clarke is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) in New York. He is also a life member of the Board of Directors of the Bernard M. Baruch College Alumni Association and the NYSSCPA Entertainment and Sports Accounting Committee. Before joining Prager and Fenton, Mr. Clarke was employed by Famous Music/Paramount Pictures. He earned his MBA in Finance and his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College, CUNY.

- Thomas Trenker, Wall Street banker & Silicon Valley executive turned independent film financier; Founder & Chairman at social-entrepreneurship organization Institute for Int'l Film Financing (IIFF); Managing Director at angel investor group FilmAngels Capital; fmr. CFO at online film distributor/exhibitor Eveo; fmr. investment banker at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell & DB Alex Brown in New York City & San Francisco

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"Wow. Last night was great! I want to thank you again for the inspiring work you do. This is such a big need [...] and you're truly doing the work of angels (literally and figuratively)."

— Brant Smith, Producer, "Quality of Life"

"I really must say that I found all speakers very interesting, and I was hanging on their every word. IIFF, the mission and content, seems to be a good fit for me, because it is my dream to run a medium size production house. [...] Thank you, BIG THANK YOU [...], for inviting me to this very quality and important event."

— John Henry, Owner, John Henry Filmworks

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— David Rosen, Convener/Executive Producer, Digital Independence

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