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.
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The Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) comprises four divisions: the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting which coordinates film and television production throughout the five boroughs; NYC Media, the largest municipal television and radio broadcasting entity in the country with a reach of 18 million viewers within a 50-mile radius; workforce and educational initiatives in film, television, theater, music, publishing, advertising and digital content to support the development of NYC’s creative industries, which account for over 305,000 jobs, and an economic output of $104 billion; and the office of Nightlife, supporting the sustainable development of New York City’s nightlife industry which accounts for close to 300,000 jobs and an economic output of $35.1 billion.
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 advisors in 21 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, television and digital media worldwide. Based in our Los Angeles office, our entertainment lawyers execute deals efficiently and seamlessly around the world with the assistance of our lawyers on the ground in New York, Dallas, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Beijing, London and Moscow. For more information, please visit www.akingump.com.
100 years, and counting. When M. L. Seidman founded Seidman & Seidman in 1910, there were just over 2,000 accountants in the entire United States. Armed with an unfailing commitment to exceptional client service, the firm quickly expanded both its services and geographic reach across the country. In the early 1960’s, alliances were created with like-minded firms in Canada and throughout Europe, and by the 1980’s the global network had been established – and the firm was renamed BDO Seidman. Today, BDO’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on, and the firm continues its history of growth as it expands around the world. Yet, no matter how large we become, we will continue to remain united under a common purpose: helping people thrive, every day. For more information, please visit www.bdo.com.
The Entertainment and Digital Media practice at Sheppard Mullin is a full-service multi-disciplinary group representing the major motion picture studios, television networks and other domestic and international entertainment, media and communications companies in all areas, including motion picture and television development; finance, production and distribution; advertising/sweepstakes; branded entertainment; games; intellectual property; licensing and merchandising; mergers, corporate finance, acquisitions and other strategic corporate transactions; music; First Amendment; convergence, online/technology; publishing; sports. Our transactional attorneys have represented clients in some of the industry’s largest and most complex distribution, licensing and financing transactions, as well as mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other strategic corporate activities. Our litigators have extensive trial and appellate experience, and have litigated a wide variety of issues, including those involving distribution rights, profit or revenue participations, audit claims, talent disputes, copyright, idea submission and trademark claims, First Amendment, defamation and right of publicity claims, labor and employment claims, insurance disputes and antitrust, unfair competition and vertical integration claims. We also have an FCC team to serve our entertainment clients’ regulatory needs.
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
The Association of Media & Entertainment Counsel (WWW.THEAMEC.ORG) is a 14 year old organization comprised of more than 14,000 accomplished men and women working in a variety of executive roles including in-house counsel and business affairs attorneys at major entertainment and media companies and law firms. The association holds seminars, publishes an award winning quarterly news magazine and hosts the annual Counsel of the Year Awards, an annual event celebrating the crème de la crème of the legal world in media & entertainment.
“The NewFilmmakers Screening Series selects films and videos often overlooked by traditional film festivals. NewFilmmakers NY screens every week and sometimes more at Anthology Film Archives”
New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) advocates for equality in the moving image industry and supports women in their careers. 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.
NIRI-New York is the founding chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI), a professional association of corporate investor relations officers (IRO’s), investor relations consultants and service providers. Established in 1970, NIRI-New York is also the largest chapter of NIRI, with approximately 350 members. Our membership is diverse and represents small, mid and large cap companies from all industries, which results in unmatched peer-to-peer networking.
Project PETRA are Women in Entertainment events held in LA, NYC and soon London. Mixers connect decision makers with creators – bringing to screen diverse, fresh voices, and strong female created and lead content.
Women In Media encourages gender balance in film and entertainment industries by providing networking, professional development, and advocacy for above and below the line women and the people who love making movies with them. We are an intersectional group of women and woman identifying crew members in the film, television, and new media industries.
Founded in 2016, WOMEN INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS | WIP is an elite network of women film and television producers based in New York City that supports, collaborates and promotes the work of its members. Our goal is to elevate the careers of our members, end the gender power gap in Hollywood and help accelerate more female led projects to receive financing and distribution. Our producers are diverse in backgrounds, ages and specialties – many working internationally and with access to talent pools around the globe. In addition to establishing key industry partnerships and a variety of initiatives, the group hosts monthly dinner parties to discuss critical topics and to share resources. This more intimate setting encourages members to get to know each other on a deeper level and to foster growth and success.