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30% OFF! Entertainment Finance Forum - L.A.
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Winston Baker. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/entertainment-finance-forum-registration-52511887469?aff=IDEATOIPO&afu=3951017871 Our meetup members get a 20% discount! Use promo code: IDEA-TO-IPO Hurry! Offer ends December 14! WHO ATTENDS? Whether you’re an investor, creator, producer, distributor, innovator, strategy executive or advisor in the entertainment industry -- join this unique platform to help you connect, evolve and thrive in this rapidly-changing market. WHY ATTEND? ENTERTAINMENT FINANCE FORUM (EFF) is a comprehensive program unlike any finance conference being offered today. Industry leaders will address investment, financing and growth strategies within the film, television, digital and innovative sectors of entertainment and media, such as visual effects, voice-activated apps, animation, immersive technologies, streaming platforms, gaming, international ventures and more. For more details on the program: http://entertainmentfinanceforum.com/. To contact the event organizers, email [masked]. OPTIONAL WORKSHOPS: Workshop A1: Financing Content Across Formats (Equity, Gap, Mezz, Hybrid and More: Where to Find It and How to Close the Deal) Workshop A2: Financing Entertainment and Media Startups(Seed Money, Angels, VCs and Beyond: Basic Rules for Raising Startup Cash) Workshop B1: Content Acquisition: Getting Down with OTT(Streamer Acquisition Strategies in a Competitive Marketplace) Workshop B2: Get Immersive: Navigating the World of Virtual Reality (How to Make VR Work from Development to Distribution) REGISTRATION RATES: Register now thru December 31st for our early rates! General Conference Special Rate: $350 USD General Conference Special Rate + 1 Workshop: $445 USD General Conference Special Rate + 2 Workshops: $540 USD General Conference Rate: Standard Rate General Conference: $500 USD (January 1 - February 27, 2019) Optional Workshop Rate: Each Optional Workshop is $95 USD Space is limited to 50 attendees per workshop AGENDA BRIEF: 8:00 - 8:30 am Registration & Continental Breakfast Optional Morning Workshops *In order to attend workshops, you must be registered for the general conference. Please specify workshop selections during the registration process. There will be additional fees. 8:30 - 10:30 am Optional A Workshops Workshop A1: Financing Content Across Formats Equity, Gap, Mezz, Hybrid and More: Where to Find It and How to Close the Deal Workshop A2: Financing Entertainment and Media Startups Seed Money, Angels, VCs and Beyond: Basic Rules for Raising Startup Cash 10:30am - 12:30 pm Optional B Workshops Workshop B1: Content Acquisition: Getting Down with OTT Streamer Acquisition Strategies in a Competitive Marketplace Workshop B2: Get Immersive: Navigating the World of Virtual Reality How to Make VR Work from Development to Distribution 12:00 - 12:30 pm General Conference Registration 12:30 - 1:30 pm Luncheon and State of the Industry on the Shifting Paradigms 1:30 – 2:15 pm Sourcing New Deals: What are Investors Looking for? 2:15 – 3:00 pm What it Takes to Run a Creative Business in 2019 and Beyond 3:00 – 3:30 pm Networking Break 3:30 – 4:15 pm The Brave New World of International Sales 4:15 – 5:00 pm Keynote Conversation: Filmmaking in the New Era 5:00 – 5:45 pm Bankable Startups: Monetizing the Future of Entertainment 6:00 - 8:00 pm Networking Reception Agenda and speaking faculty are subject to change. We are currently finalizing the 2019 agenda.

Skirball Cultural Hall

2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd. · Laguna Beach, CA

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Entrepreneurship permeates the culture of Silicon Valley - the innovation capital of the world.

The advent of the Digital Age has democratized innovation and entrepreneurship. Never before has it been more possible for anyone from anywhere, with a great idea and a burning desire to succeed, to make it big, and in the process, change the world in a relatively short period of time.

HP, Intel, Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, Yahoo, eBay, Amazon, Google, Facebook and many, many, many other iconic companies all started with just an idea. Taking a startup from idea to IPO has taken on mythical proportions in Silicon Valley and beyond. Many dream the dream, with hopes of launching the "next big thing".

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