Winston Baker is focused on providing effective ways to connect entertainment, media and finance professionals online, offline, and avenues in between. We produce educational forums and networking experiences that re-define the way companies meet their business development goals and continuing education needs. In addition, we provide marketing programs that reach the new breed of targeted audiences – who are online, on the move, and constantly searching for a greater social and business network. For more details on our sponsorship and partnership programs, please contact Amy Baker at 917-992-6118 or via email.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading global law firm providing innovative legal services and business solutions to individuals and institutions. We are one of the world’s largest law firms, with more than 900 lawyers and professionals in 20 offices. The firm’s clients range from individuals to corporations and foreign governments. Our entertainment practice has been recognized for many years as a key industry player in global entertainment and media transactions. The foundation of our entertainment practice is the representation of clients in complex transactions involving the production, financing and distribution of films and television worldwide. Based in our Los Angeles office, our entertainment attorneys execute deals efficiently and seamlessly around the world with the assistance of our lawyers on the ground in New York, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Beijing, London and Moscow. For more information, please visit www.akingump.com.
Entertainment Partners (EP) is the global leader in entertainment payroll, workforce management, residuals, tax incentives, finance, and other integrated production management solutions with 15 offices in the U.S., Canada, London, and Tokyo. Currently on a mission to digitize the paper-heavy back office processes of entertainment production, EP is striving to reinvent how the entertainment industry works and interacts to make production simpler. Combining unparalleled industry expertise and innovative technology, EP strives to make the complex simple and collaborates with its entertainment industry clients to help them produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects. Its accounting systems and Movie Magic Budgeting and Scheduling programs are the industry standards and its EP Financial Solutions group is the industry’s most experienced incentives team, assisting productions all over the world. In addition, casting and payroll for background actors is handled through its legendary Central Casting division, a Hollywood icon since 1925. Established 40 years ago, EP is a 100% employee-owned company.
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. As of Dec. 31, 2017, the Company had $142 billion in assets and operates four main businesses: Commercial Banking, Branch Banking, Consumer Lending and Wealth & Asset Management. Fifth Third is among the largest money managers in the Midwest with $362 billion in assets under care, of which it managed $37 billion for individuals, corporations and not-for-profit organizations through its Trust and Registered Investment Advisory businesses. With more than 155 years of experience, Fifth Third has the expertise, leadership and innovative technologies to help your organization succeed in a rapidly changing global marketplace. For more information, please visit www.53.com/commercial. Member FDIC.
Voise – Music Unchained – On The Chain
Voise is a new way for musicians to sell their music directly to fans. With blockchain token-powered Voise, musicians keep 100% of recording sales revenues while setting their own prices and building a direct and supportive connection to their music fans. Create a voice with Voise. For more information, please visit https://www.voise.com
The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) represents the leading black film critics in the world. The association actively reviews cinema overall, but highlights films about the African-American experience. AAFCA members are also involved in advocacy work for students and emerging filmmakers interested in film journalism and film criticism. Visit: www.aafca.com.
IFP champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution. The organization fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent filmmaking community through its year-round programs, which include IFP Week, IFP Labs, Filmmaker Magazine, IFP Gotham Awards, and the Made in NY Media Center by IFP. IFP represents an ever-growing network of 10,000+ storytellers around the world, and plays a key role in developing 350 new feature and documentary works each year. During its 40-year history, IFP has supported over 12,000 projects and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers, including Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), Debra Granik (Winter’s Bone), Dee Rees (Mudbound), Denis Villeneuve (Arrival), Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ava DuVerney (A Wrinkle in Time) and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther). Founded in 1979, IFP is the largest and oldest not-for-profit dedicated to independent film. More info at www.ifp.org.
NewFilmmakers New York is a year-round film festival with screenings weekly at Anthology film archives.
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in every stage of their careers. As the preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York, NYWIFT energizes women by illuminating their achievements, presenting training and professional development programs, awarding scholarships and grants, and providing access to a supportive community of peers.
ProductionHub is the largest global network of film, video, TV, live event and post-production professionals, connecting businesses with great production crews and vendors. Making it easy to find and hire qualified film, video and live event professionals since 1999. Anywhere you need them.
WOMEN INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS | WIP is a network of women producers that supports, collaborates, and promotes the work of its members. WIP producers are diverse in backgrounds, ages and specialties. In addition to a variety of initiatives, the collective meets monthly to discuss critical topics, share resources and evoke positive change within the entertainment industry and beyond.
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) is a labor union representing writers in motion pictures, television, news and digital media. The Guild negotiates and administers contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of its members; conducts programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and presents writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visitwww.wgaeast.org.