Greenberg Traurig’s Tom K. Ara to Speak at the 6th Annual International Film Finance Forum

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Tom K. Ara, an Entertainment and Media shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Sixth Annual International Film Finance Forum titled, “Exploring Global Strategies for Film Financing, Risk Mitigation and New Distribution Avenues.”

Tom K. Ara, an Entertainment and Media shareholder at international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP, will speak at the Sixth Annual International Film Finance Forum titled, “Exploring Global Strategies for Film Financing, Risk Mitigation and New Distribution Avenues.” The forum takes place Friday, May 15, 2015, in Cannes, France.

According to the Film Finance Forum’s website (F3), the Cannes forum will feature producers, distributors, financiers, agents, and executives who have worked on exceptional films and focus on key topics of discussion, such as content versus talent; staying ahead of the new co-production curve; and selling films and making money in the on-demand age. Ara will be moderating a panel entitled, “Breaking into China: Power Players and Strategic Partnership Opportunities” from 4-5 p.m. CET, featuring such panelists as Yansong Li, president of iQiyi Pictures, and Jeffrey Chan, COO of Bona Film Group.

Ara focuses his practice on entertainment and media industry transactions. He represents an array of banks, private equity groups, hedge funds, and investors and borrowers in an assortment of financing and strategic industry transactions. In addition, he advises feature film studios, television networks, production companies, and Internet and mobile-based content producers and distributors in corporate transactions as well as in the development, production, and distribution of motion picture, television, and new media content. Ara handles a multitude of complex entertainment and media transactions spanning the globe, with a particular emphasis on clients located in and transactions that have involved Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. As a result, he brings a keen understanding of the cultural and business complexities that characterize such cross-border transactions.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Entertainment & Media Practice

With offices situated in the centers of the entertainment industry, Greenberg Traurig has established a highly experienced, international multidisciplinary entertainment and media practice. The Greenberg Traurig Entertainment & Media Practice focuses on the music, motion picture, television, sports, Internet, digital media, publishing, and theater industries. The team has access to key players in the entertainment industry and provides clients with the business-oriented and dedicated counsel needed to thrive in today’s multidiscipline, multimedia entertainment marketplace. The entertainment and media attorneys have consistently been ranked by The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA Guide, Super Lawyers, Variety’s “Dealmakers Impact Report” and “Legal Impact Report,” and The Hollywood Reporter’s “Power Lawyers.”

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, multi-practice law firm with approximately 1800 attorneys serving clients from 37 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The firm is among the “Power Elite” in the 2014 BTI Client Relationship Scorecard report, which assesses the nature and strength of law firms' client relationships. For additional information, please visit http://www.gtlaw.com.

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