Webinars & Seminars

Oklahoma Film Finance Summit

McAfee & Taft will be hosting the inaugural Oklahoma Film Finance Summit on Saturday, June 17th.  This program has been specifically designed to engage business leaders, prospective investors, and industry professionals in meaningful dialogue about Oklahoma’s film industry.

The all-day conference will be hosted by veteran entertainment industry attorney Jay Shanker. Due to anticipated demand and space limitations, participation is by invitation only

Topics include:
      Film Development and Production Overview
      Film Distribution Overview
      Film Finance
      Producing Films in Oklahoma (The Good, The Bad, The Possible)
      Niche Markets for Indie Films

Guest speakers include:
       Hunt Lowry, CEO of Warner Bros-based Roserock Entertainment, former CEO of Gaylord Films, and producer of more than 30 major motion pictures
      Eric Besner, Netflix VP of Original Programming and former general counsel of Image Entertainment
      Jill Simpson, director of the Oklahoma Film and Music Commission
      Gray Frederickson, president of Graymark Productions, an independent motion picture and television production company, and Oscar winner for his role as co-producer of "The Godfather, Part II."

Participants in Saturday’s conference are also invited to attend an opening reception and dinner on Friday evening, June 16th.  Special guest speaker is Oklahoma City native Bob Berney, CEO of Picturehouse (a new distribution venture of HBO and New Line), and marketing wiz behind such blockbusters as "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" and "The Passion of the Christ."

For more information, email us at filmfinance@mcafeetaft.com or call (405) 228-7694.

June 17, 2006, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM