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Lorenzo di Bonaventura to Present Keynote Address at Film Finance Forum Moscow on June 24


June 9, 2011 - LOS ANGELES, CA

Winston Baker, a global producer of film finance conferences, announced that Lorenzo di Bonaventura, President of di Bonaventura Pictures will be the keynote speaker during Film Finance Forum Moscow on June 24, 2011 at the Radisson Royal Hotel in Moscow, Russia. The event will be hosted in association with Variety, the world's leading content provider for the entertainment industry. Parallel Media, an equity-backed film production and finance company, and Corporate Finance Bank, a prominent commercial bank based in Russia are the lead sponsors of the forum.

"We are thrilled Lorenzo di Bonaventura is the keynote speaker at Film Finance Forum Moscow," said Tim O'Hair, Head of Production, Parallel Media. "Forum participants will have the opportunity to gain significant insight from one of the film industry's most notable and experienced producers and executives during his presentation."

Lorenzo di Bonaventura formed a production company based at Paramount Pictures and since its inception, the company has produced 16 movies. Most recently di Bonaventura Pictures produced the box-office hits "Transformers" and "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBoeuf; "Shooter," directed by Antoine Fuqua and starring Mark Wahlberg; and the big screen adaption of the popular comic book, "G.I. Joe: Rise of the Cobra." They also recently produced the espionage thriller "Salt" for Sony Pictures starring Angelina Jolie and Summit Entertainment's "Red," an espionage thriller based on the graphic novel by Warren Ellis starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich, and Dame Helen Mirren. The next production to be released is the third movie in the "Transformers" series, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," which will premiere at the 33rd Annual Moscow International Film Festival and open worldwide beginning June 29th.

In addition to di Lorenzo, the one-day forum will present seasoned experts from around the world who represent companies which have financed, guaranteed, produced, co-produced, and/or distributed blockbuster hits and award-winning films, such as: Robbert Aarts, Fintage House; David Boyle, Radar Pictures; Judith Chan, Coutts and Co; Leon Clarance, Octopus Investments; Chris Curling, Zephyr Films; Laurent Danielou, Rezo; Mark Foligno, MoliFilms; Leonard Glowinski, StudioCanal; Phil Hunt, Bankside Films; Jacqueline Hurt, Olswang; Mark Hutchison, Rothstein Kass; Bill Lischak, OddLot Entertainment; Brian Marler, Houlihan Lokey; Olga Mirimskaya, Corporate Finance Bank; Benjamina Mirnik, Universum Film; Michael Murphy, Windmill Lane; Luke Randolph, International Film Guarantors; Rebecca Roffey, Protocol International; Shail Shah, SS Film Financing and Consultancy; Yu-Fai Suen, Aramid Capital Partners; and Konstantin Suvorov, Korelskiy, Ischuk, Astafiev and Partners.

Radisson Royal Hotel is the forum's official hotel partner. For more information, visit the hotel website at www.radisson.ru/royalhotel-moscow. Media partners include Rossiya 24, AllEquityFunds, Private Equity Russia & CIS Journal. Supporting sponsors include Artefact Communications Agency, Houlihan Lokey, MoliFims, OddLot Entertainment, Radar Pictures, StudioCanal, and Zephyr Films.

For program and registration information, visit: http://www.filmfinanceforum.com/moscow.html.

About the Film Finance Forum
The Film Finance Forum Series presented by Winston Baker in association with Variety has been offered in Cannes, Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, and Zurich and has hosted the most notable names in the entertainment and finance industry. For more information: www.FilmFinanceForum.com

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US Contacts:
Katherine Winston
Winston Baker
kwinston@winstonbaker.com

Linda Buckley-Bruno
Variety
linda.buckley@variety.com

Russia Contact:
Julia Kolomiets
Artefact Communications Agency
julia@artefact.ru

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