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Meet the Insiders: Film Financing

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New for 2013, Meet the Insiders is an opportunity to participate in vital discussions on the innovations and developments in the world of film across varying topics. Moderators will start by introducing and getting to know the Insider for the first 10 minutes, but the next 20 are an open forum where the audience is able to ask questions, discuss trends, connect with the film community, and gain insight and understanding of the industry from the insiders at the forefront of their respective fields.

Discuss financing opportunities and best practices when trying to get your project off the ground. with Andy Kleinman from Scopely followed by John Sloss from Cinetic Media. Whether you’re crowdfunding or exploring a more traditional model, this is a great way to learn more about the lay of the land.


MODERATOR Mark Olsen Los Angeles Times

John Sloss Pres Cinetic Media

John Sloss is the founder of the entertainment and media advisory firm Cinetic Media and a co-founder of FilmBuff. He is also the founder of and a partner in the entertainment law firm Sloss Eckhouse LawCo LLP. He recently co-founded Producers Distribution Agency, the theatrical distributor of Exit Through the Gift Shop, Senna, The Way and Brooklyn Castle.

Through Cinetic Media, Sloss has facilitated the sale and/or financing of well over 300 films including Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, The House I Live In, Safety Not Guaranteed, Friends With Kids, We Need to Talk About Kevin, Red State, The Kids Are All Right, Precious, Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire, I’m Not There and Sundance Film Festival hits Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine, and Super Size Me. Sloss has executive produced over 60 films including Bernie, Before Midnight and the Academy Award®-winning The Fog of War and Boys Don’t Cry. His law clients include Killer Films, Richard Linklater, Kevin Smith, Bob Dylan, John Hamburg, Justin Lin, Jake Kasdan, the Isle of Man’s CinemaNX and Big Beach Films.

Prior to founding Sloss Law Office in 1993, Sloss was a partner at the international law firm Morrison & Foerster. Sloss received his J.D. and B.A. from the University of Michigan. He lives in New York with his daughter Loulou and son Henry.

Andy Kleinman Chief Business Officer Scopely