Winston | Baker: Entertainment Finance Forum Berlin

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Winston Baker’s Inaugural Entertainment Finance Forum Berlin promises an exclusive spotlight on global film financing, industry insights, and the power of international co-productions. We bring together Seasoned Industry Leaders from around the world to provide an informed, diverse, and comprehensive perspective on film finance, co-productions and more!

As storytellers navigate an ever-evolving market, our Finance Session equips them with strategies to maintain authenticity while meeting audience and investor demands. Attendees will gain access to crucial insights on creative capital, funding opportunities, and the essential elements to propel projects to success in today's global ecosystem.

Explore the rising trend of international co-productions with respected executives, as they discuss the complexities of navigating partnerships, finding mutually beneficial strategies, and offer their invaluable advice and firsthand experiences from their own successful projects.

The Forum will also include an intimate and exciting Fireside Chat, offering a rare opportunity to learn from our special guests’ personal experiences, their retrospective advice, and engage in insightful discussions.

Attendees will emerge with a unique perspective on the principal elements defining today’s film landscape from our esteemed panelists who are there to inspire and educate the thought leaders, innovators, and the creative minds shaping the Entertainment Industry today!

In partnership with


Wayne Borg (he/him)

Managing Director of Media Industries


Christina Garza (she/her)

SVP, Development and Production

Fifth Season

John-Paul Sarni (he/him)

EVP, Head of International Content + IP Acquisitions

Stampede Ventures

Yoko Higuchi-Zitzmann (she/her)



Josh Rosenbaum (he/him)

Head Executive and Producer

Waypoint Entertainment

Nino Chichua (she/her)

Co-Founder & Producer

1991 Productions, UK

Mounia Wissinger (she/her)

Head of Marketing, Distribution & Publicity

Protagonist Pictures, UK

Julia von Heinz (she/her)

International Award-Winning Director and Writer


Zach Glueck (he/him)

Agent and co-head of International Sales

WME Independent, USA


Amy Baker (she/her)


Winston Baker, US

Diana Lodderhose (she/her)

International Features Editor

Deadline, UK

Phil Hunt (he/him)

Founder and CEO

Head Gear and Bankside Films

Wendy Mitchell (she/her)

Contributing Editor at Screen International and Film Festival Consultant