Film Financing in Black and White
Los Angeles, CA 90035
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PST
6:30 PM - Reception
7:30 PM - Symposium
Most people think there are simple rules to getting financing for a motion picture - you've got your script, treatment, breakdown, schedule, budget, and a business plan, then you purse the financing. The reality is that there are no simple rules when it comes to financing a project. In Hollywood, securing film financing is part of the creative process.
The NAACP Hollywood Bureau, in partnership with the John M. Langston Bar Association and BESLA, will host the 8th Annual NAACP Hollywood Bureau Symposium, entitled "Film Financing in Black and White," which will bring together a distinguished panel of industry insiders who will discuss what it takes to bring together and secure film financing. The panel will provide real-life experiences, best practices and a metrics for what it takes to get projects green-lite. They will also discuss the unique obstacles in securing funding for projects that have a predominately minority cast, and reflect on the recent comments made by George Lucas expressing the difficulties he experienced in securing funding for "Red Tails" as a backdrop.
EVP, Production, Mandate Pictures
Debra Martin Chase
Martin Chase Productions
SVP, Production, Fox Searchlight Pictures
Associate, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan
Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP
(VP Business and Legal Affairs IM Global)
(Executive Director, NAACP Hollywood Bureau)