Film Financing in Black and White

February 13, 2012
8th Annual NAACP Hollywood Bureau Reception & Symposium
The Museum of Tolerance9786 West Pico Boulevard
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.


Nicole Brown
EVP, Production, Mandate Pictures

Debra Martin Chase
Martin Chase Productions

Zola Mashariki
SVP, Production, Fox Searchlight Pictures

David McGriff
Associate, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Darrell Miller
Partner, Fox Rothschild, LLP

Elizabeth Powell
(VP Business and Legal Affairs IM Global)

Vic Bulluck
(Executive Director, NAACP Hollywood Bureau)