2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

New Financiers: Meet the Film Finance Innovators

Tuesday, March 15
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 15
531 E 4th St


Film Finance - from indies to studio films is broken. And where a problem exists, entrepreneurs are stepping in to create new models. Meet the new financiers of film and innovation: Meet the entrepreneurs revolutionising film finance and interactive projects.

We meet a new breed of financier taking on the incumbents by rewriting the rules of money on their terms. Kickstarter, Netflix, Megan Ellison and State Money are leading the way and winning the awards.

We talk with a heavy hitting panel who are driving the new funding models and backing big hits. Talking numbers, talking innovations, sharing examples, and predicting the future models.

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Alan Maher at SXSW

Alan Maher

Sr Exec

Roads Entertainment

Alan set up ROADS Entertainment with Irish entrepreneur Danielle Ryan in 2013. The company completed AFTER THE DANCE, a feature documentary for BBC Storyville and the Irish Film Board in March 201...

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Andy Whittaker at SXSW

Andy Whittaker



Andy is the Founder of Dogwoof, establishing it as the only film distributor specializing in Theatrical documentary releases, exploiting all rights on all platforms, globally.
Dogwoof now has a ...

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Courtney Sexton at SXSW

Courtney Sexton

SR Dir Dev & Acquisitions

CNN Films

Liz Cook at SXSW

Liz Cook

Film Outreach Lead


Liz Cook is the documentary film outreach lead at Kickstarter. Previously she has worked in France with the U.S. State Department, in India with A.R. Rahman, composer and musician, and in NYC as th...

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