Magnet Media Group, Forrest Equity Management and the Film Finance Awards are planning a top-level International Film Finance, Production and Distribution Conference to be held in Los Angeles on Nov 5, during the American Film Market.

Screen International serves as a media partner for the conference.

Topics to be discussed are state of the industry today, closing film financing, how international sales fit into the current film financing landscape, the essentials of US tax incentives, new financing trends, new distribution platforms, and European co-productions.

Speakers will include Art Stribley of Mercantile Bank, Bernd Stephan of Media Finance Group, Bob Fiorella of Cinedigm, Braxton Pope of Sodium Fox Productions, Christopher Stelly of the Louisiana Film Office, Dama Claire from The Incentives Office, James Simpson of Chapel Productions,  Jay Malla Maldenado of Malla Entertainment Group, Jeff Most of Jeff Most Films, Jim Milio of MHP Entertainment, author and consultant Jon Reiss, Jonathan Vanger of Transfilm, Jordan Yosepe of Eisner, Kahan & Gorry, Leslie Sheldon of Forrest Motion Pictures, Mark Andrews of Mugshot Films, Mark Horowitz of H2O Motion Pictures, Markus Vogelbacher of Bavaria Film Partners, Marin Barab of Hamrick & Evans, Matthew Rhodes of Mandalay Vision, Michael Cowan of Stealth Media Group, Nils Duenker of Lilaps Pictures,  Noel Lohr  of Incentives Financing, Rena Ronson of UTA, Richard Kiratsoulis of Bois/Schiller Film Group, Paul Colichman of Here Media, Warren Goz of DBW, Will French of Film Production Capital and William Chartoff of Chartoff Productions.

Other speakers will be confirmed ahead of the event.

The event will be be held at the Goethe Institut in Los Angeles, and more information can be found here.  

Magnet Media Group is headed by co-CEOs Jeanette Buerling [pictured] and Michele Ohayon.

Forrest Capital Management is a media and entertainment fund headed by MDs Leslie Sheldon and Donal Baily.