Sony Pictures Classics head to deliver PFM keynote
- Two-day event will see 52 producers and 57 financiers from the international marketplace conducting over 800 meetings
Michael Barker , Co-president and Co-founder of Sony Pictures Classics, will deliver the keynote address at the Film London Production Finance Market (PFM, October 16-17). Taking place in association with the 57th BFI London Film Festival, this year’s PFM will see 52 producers and 57 financiers from the international marketplace conducting over 800 meetings.
Barker will also be part of a Senior Financiers Panel alongside Doug Hansen (Endgame Entertainment) and Ben Browning (Start Motion Pictures) who will discuss how the emerging online market is changing the shape of film finance, covering digital disruption, social media, SVOD and the changing marketplace in North America and its implications for producers and financiers across the rest of the world.
Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London and the British Film Commission said, “We are extremely honoured to welcome Michael as our keynote speaker. Admired throughout the international film industry he will provide a keen insight into the world of independent film production and distribution. His expertise in successfully selling films to international audiences, as well as underpinning multi territory finance will ensure a fantastic start to this year’s Market.”
Financiers attending the PFM include Sony Pictures Classics, Endgame Entertainment, Start Motion Pictures, CIT Group, Coutts & Co, Bankside Films, Dynamo Capital, Protagonist Pictures, Focus Features, Entertainment One, Lionsgate, Backup Media, Films Distribution and TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, Filmax and Global Screen GmbH.
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