CALIFORNIA HISPANIC CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE (CHCC) ANNUAL
CONVENTION TO INCLUDE AN ENTERTAINMENT FINANCING TRACK
FEATURING ENTERTAINMENT EXPERTS AND EXECUTIVES
WHAT: The 30th Annual California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Annual Convention
will feature an Entertainment Financing and pitch track organized by the Access
to Entertainment Capital (AEC) Committee that will bring together top
entertainment business executives, Senators and influential leaders in the United
States to discuss the past, present and future of the Latino entertainment
The importance of the Hispanic market to the entertainment industry is
highlighted by recent statistics. According to Reuters, Hispanics accounted for 46
percent of ticket-buyers of "Fast & Furious" on opening weekend and gave the
picture the top spot at the box office. In the United States and Canada, the
picture earned $72.5 million during its first three days, smashing "Monsters vs.
Aliens'" week-old record for the best opening of the year.
About 1,000 people, most of them Latino business men and women, will
converge for three days on the US Grant Hotel in San Diego to attend more than
50 presentations, exhibits and business seminars, as well as to take advantage
of contracting opportunities and meet with major financial institutions. One track
of presentations will be dedicated exclusively to entertainment financing and will
include a pitch by producers to funding professionals.
WHEN: Friday, August 21, 2009, from 10:30 a.m. through 3 p.m.
As the AEC official event, Senator Ron S. Calderon will open the entertainment
track at 10:30 a.m. and share what the Governor’s office is doing to keep
entertainment jobs in California. A second session starts at 11:00 a.m. and puts
together leading entertainment investors who will share how they select projects.
At 2 p.m. after lunch, we will hold a pitch session, during which selected
producers will pitch their projects to our panel of investors.
WHERE: US Grant Hotel
San Diego, CA 92101
Media check-in next is to the general registration in the front lobby.
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WHO: Speakers include:
Senator Ron S. Calderon, Co-Chair of the Art and Entertainment Committee for
the State of California; Alexis Garcia an agent in the independent packaging
group with the William Morris Agency, where he identifies and works with
international financiers, producers, and filmmakers; Christopher Petzel, media
entrepreneur and CEO of Northwind Capital, an investment banking advisory and
private equity boutique with a focus on the entertainment and media industries;
Jeffrey Andrick, Founder/Owner, XL.Ent Media Group, an investor who has
financed a large number of Motion Pictures of varying sizes and genres,
including major studio releases and independent projects. Other speakers TBA.
In addition to the above speakers, other business, community and political
leaders will be available for media interviews.
CONTACT: Ivan Cevallos
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