14 October 2009 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Relativity Media's Ryan Kavanaugh, Comerica Bank's Morgan Rector and Media Rights Capital's Modi Wiczyk will discuss the current state of the indie film business at the opening panel of the American Film Market's finance conference on Nov. 6.

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld's P. John Burke will moderate the session to be held at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica.

The conference will also include a session on foreign investment as a source of film financing, to be moderated by Kpmg's Benson R. Berro, and a look at Hong Kong as a co-production partner programmed by the Hong Kong Development Council.

Afm's lineup of panels, programmed by the Independent Film & Television Alliance, consists of:

Nov. 7

-- "Pitch Me!," moderated by Peggy Rajski; panelists, Caroline Baron and Ron Yerxa.

-- "Produce & Sell Your Film with Dov S-s Simens," presented by Dov S-s Simens.

Nov. 8

-- "No Direction Home - Changing Indie Distribution Strategies, »


- By Gregg Kilday

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