CAMACOL’s 5th Edition of the Miami Media and Film Market
Miami Media and Film Market, MMFM©
Where Content Meets Creative Financing
2015 Featured Countries: Great Britain and China
MMFM is a fast growing film and entertainment international co-production forum and marketplace focused on film, television and digital media helping to bridge the gap between the global entertainment industry and diverse, fast growing, multi-cultural markets. The conference presents dynamic panels on the latest independent film productions; co-productions and finance strategies; networking receptions and private meeting spaces to establish key business relationships and opportunities. Agenda includes the MMFM Producer’s Forum and Conference Series. One-to-one appointments available. MMFM is the ideal place to pitch your product or film in a relaxed and boutique-like environment. MMFM also features master classes and nightly screenings. These special screenings and master classes will challenge the participant to embrace the challenges of new tomorrows, recognize our many heritages and traditions, and celebrate the limitless bounty of our imagination. The Market is held in conjunction with CAMACOL’s 36th Hemispheric Congress of Latin Chambers of Commerce and Industry, bringing together over 22 countries for a 4-day business to business Summit in Miami, Florida. This unique mix of creative, business, and cross-cultural minds makes the MMFM a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Special focus will also be place on Poland as bridge between Central Eastern Europe and the Americas.
MMFM Honorary Chair Honorary Chair
MMFM MMFM Steering Committee
Mathew Stein, President Carolina Rendeiro
Patricia Arias Jose Luis Martinez
Founder & Executive Producer Creative Director & Co-Founder
Social Media Director
MMFM Official Corporate Sponsors
IPI International, China Latin America Trade Center, The China/Latin America MMFM Festival, and the People’s Republic of China
City of Miami
Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau
Department of Economic Opportunity/State of Florida
Miami Dade County
Our Special Producers
British Consulate-General Miami
Brit Week Miami
Foundation for Human Rights in Cuba
Joseph Monagle III
Lesesne Media Group
WRAGG & Casas, Strategic Communications
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MMFM Speakers/Moderators & Honored Guests 2015i
Senior Agent/ICM Partners
Craig Bernstein is a senior agent in the motion picture production department at ICM Partners, a talent and literary agency representing clients in the fields of motion pictures, television, publishing, music, theatre, branded entertainment and digital media. ICM Partners is one of the predominant agencies in the United States and Europe, with its principal offices in Los Angeles, New York and London.
Mr. Bernstein represents cinematographers, production designers, costume designers, line producers, visual effects supervisors, second unit directors, stunt coordinators and other production professionals. Craig also represents a select group of writers, including Anthony McCarten, whose Theory of Everything was released last year by Focus Features. The film won the BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best British Film and Best Leading Actor. It was also nominated for 5 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay.
His clients include Film Editors such as Academy Award winner Stephen Mirrione (Traffic, Babel), Emmy Award winner Brian Kates (Taking Chance), and Emmy Award winner Lee Percy (Taking Chance, Grey Gardens). Production Designers include Academy Award nominee Patrice Vermette (The Young Victoria), Academy Award nominee Kristi Zea (As Good As It Gets, Revolutionary Road), and Tony Award Winner and two-time Emmy Nominee Richard Hoover (Temple Grandin, Live From Baghdad). Costume Designers include two-time Academy Award nominee Julie Weiss (Frida, Twelve Monkeys) and Emmy Award Winner Ellen Mirojnick (Behind the Candelabra).
Mr. Bernstein, who began his career working in production, joined ICM as an assistant in 1994. He was made an agent in 1996.
Born and raised in Chicago, Mr. Bernstein received a B.A. in Television/Radio/Film – Writing from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Mr. Bernstein is on the Board of Directors of the A+D Museum in Los Angeles where he lives with his wife, an entertainment attorney, and his young son.
About ICM Partners
ICM Partners is one of the world’s largest talent and literary agencies with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and London. The agency represents creative and technical talent in the fields of motion picture, television, books, music, live performance, branded entertainment, and new media. ICM was formed in 1975 through the merger of Creative Management Associates and International Famous Agency. In 2005, the company raised equity financing to fund strategic growth, and in 2006, ICM acquired the literary agency Broder Webb Chervin Silbermann. In 2012, the agency completed a management buyout and formed a partnership with the new name, ICM Partners.
Pieter A. Bockweg
Executive Director Omni & Midtown Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRA)
Pieter A. Bockweg serves as the Executive Director of Miami’s Omni and Midtown Community Redevelopment Agencies. Under Bockweg’s leadership, the two agencies, with a combined budget of more than $30 million, seek to improve the two redevelopment areas by creating employment opportunities, attracting new businesses and addressing slum and blight conditions. Bockweg draws upon his decade of experience to achieve the CRA’s and the City of Miami’s goal to improve the economic well-being and stability of the redevelopment areas by focusing on and maximizing the community’s existing residential and commercial assets, as well as nurturing future development and growth. Bockweg was appointed as the CRA Executive Director in July 2010 by unanimous approval of the CRA Board of Directors. He first joined the City of Miami in 2005 as the Assistant to the Chief of Planning and Economic Development. Subsequently, as the Acting Director of Economic Development, Bockweg represented the City of Miami in public-private development projects. In that role he focused on business expansion, attraction, retention, business investment, physical renewal and coordinating activities related to the Empowerment and Enterprise Zones. Later he served as the project manager directing negotiations for various revenue generating opportunities for the City of Miami. Bockweg received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations with a Minor in Communications from Rollins College and a Master in Business Administration focusing on Management, International Business and Marketing from Crummer Graduate School of Business. He also holds two international studies diplomas from the Escoala Leonardo Di Vince in Italy and Cambridge University in England. Dedicated to community service, Bockweg serves on Board of Trustees for the Dutch Chamber of Commerce and he is a member of the Genting Brownfields Committee. He also served on the Florida Bar Grievance Committee. In 2011, he was nominated by the Latin Builders Association as the, “Administrator of the Year.” He is a graduate of Connect Florida, a Leadership Florida program and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Miami. He has served as a member of the Leadership Miami Executive Committee 2014, 2015 and will again in 2016. Received South Florida Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Award – 2014, and has been appointed by Governor Rick Scott to the Florida Film and Entertainment Advisory Council.
Director of Prescience/ Executive Producer
Paul is a co-founder and director of Prescience, an integrated media company that focuses on film and television production and financing.
Launched in 2004, it has provided over £300m of film finance for more than 50 independent UK and US productions, including multiple Oscar winner The King’s Speech and last year’s highest grossing Independent film, Chef, where Mr. Brett was Executive Producer.
Recent Prescience TV projects include Wolf Hall, starring Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance and The Dresser starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen.
Paul has worked in the media industry since leaving university 32 years ago. He has worked at Video Arts, (the world’s first audio/visual training company), Catalyst (the world’s first audio-visual publishing company backed by Goldcrest), TEN – The Movie Channel (Britain’s first PAY TV company), Video Collection International, (the world’s first sell through label), Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Pathe/Guild. Paul developed and implemented the UK exhibition and distribution strategy over a three year period at the British Film Institute/UK Film Council, leaving to found Prescience with Tim Smith. At the BFI/UKFC, Paul was responsible for the BFI’s relationships with exhibitors throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, including both arthouse and commercial cinemas. Prior to this, he opened the Miramax International office in London as Vice President of European Marketing. Paul’s film credits number more than two dozen including, in addition to the above, Harry Brown, 360, Easy Virtue, Dorian Gray, sex&drugs&rock&roll, Song for Marion plus the upcoming Madame Bovary and The Hallows.
Paul lives in London with his partner Meredith, children Polly and Felix as well as a menagerie of domesticated animals.
Bruce began working as a film producer in 1992, when she and Robert Nickson—Bruce’s NYU professor and mentor—founded the production company Orenda Films and produced Pen Pals. Orenda Films later produced The Search for One-eye Jimmy (1994), Auf Wiedersehen Amerika (1994), and No Way Home (1996). In 1999, Bruce co-produced the independent film Tumbleweeds, which won numerous awards and accolades. She went on to executive-produce The Emperor’s Club (2002), A Lot like Love (2005), Fighting (2009), Case 39 (2009), and Arthur Newman (2012). Working with HBO, she also produced the telefilms Walkout (2006), about the East L.A. walkouts in 1968, and Mary and Martha (2013), about two female malaria activists. Lisa Bruce was a producer of The Theory of Everything, a film about physicist Stephen Hawking‘s first marriage to Jane Wilde Hawking that was released in 2015. Bruce first became involved with the project in 2009 when she joined New Zealand filmmaker Anthony McCarten, who had first begun his attempts to produce the film in 2004. The Theory of Everything was widely praised and received nominations for five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and ten British Academy Film Awards.
Lisa Bruce was born in Monterey, California to Mary Ann and George W. Bruce. She was one of five children. When she was in middle school, her family moved from Monterey to Coronado, California, because of her father’s job with the United States Navy as a commanding officer of the USS Ticonderoga and USS St. Louis. As a teenager, Bruce worked at a local movie theater where her brother paid her a dollar per hour to mop the floor; she jokes that it was her “first job in the movie business”. Bruce attended Coronado High School, where she began creating short films and was elected senior class president. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and graduated in 1983 with an undergraduate degree in film, sociology and politics. She later attended New York University‘s graduate film school where she received a Master’s degree.
Executive Director Egeda/USA
Elvi Cano moved from Spain to Los Angeles 9 years ago and has been working in tv and film production, casting, international sales and also as a tv correspondent and talent manager . She has worked with Casting director April Webster( taking part in the international cast of tv series like “Lost” and “Army Wives”) and with Spanish tv stations such as La Sexta and Tele 5 . In 2009 she took part in the production of the internationally acclaimed documentary “The Spanish Hollywood”. And in January 2010 she joined the team of EGEDA as the Executive Director and Communications Director of EGEDA US, organizing events such as “The Recent Spanish cinema series” in Los Angeles and Miami and most recently the first edition of THE PLATINO AWARDS.
COO Screen Gems Atlanta
His extensive portfolio of facility management, international distribution, media integration, branded content, and online distribution make him an industry renaissance man. He’s led a number of positions at EUE/Screen Gems and is currently Chief Operating Officer. To him, we owe thousands of hours daytime television programming as well as the acquisition of the largest full-service film and TV studio on the East Coast in Wilmington, North Carolina. EUE/Screen Gems is a global, award winning content production company with a long history of creative storytelling in both advertising and entertainment. We have worked in over fifty countries with a diverse network of clients and collaborators, including Pepsi, Nestle, P&G; the directors Julie Taymor and Julian Schnabel; the producers of the films ‘Flight’ and ‘Iron Man 3′ as well as the creators of award nominated TV shows ‘Eastbound and Down’ and ‘Under The Dome’. EUE/Screen Gems is headquartered in New York and Los Angeles, and own the largest studio complexes east of Hollywood in North Carolina and Georgia. From television to film to mainstream advertising to digital; our versatility, scale and resources are adaptable to any project in today’s evolving media landscape.
Executive Producer, Drew & Co., Wales, UK
Originally in finance, Andrew worked in the City for several companies, notably Hambros Bank, Mitsubishi Finance International and UBS Phillips & Drew which he founded in 2000. Andrew has extensive experience in all areas of independent film from micro budget productions (£25,000) to large budget features ($25m) acting for clients from initial rights acquisitions of books and screenplays, on development and production financing, through all aspects of production (documentation and physical) culminating in distribution, exploitation and third party revenue collection. Andrew is well versed in all aspects of rights clearance including documentary archive and music. Andrew has negotiated with major Hollywood studios, national and international broadcasters, banks, financiers, gap funders, private investors and investment funds, distributors, record companies, publishing companies (music and books), exhibitors (including IMAX) collection agents and completion guarantors.
In addition to working for clients through Drew & Co, Andrew has developed and produced feature films on his own as Polite Storm and with partners through Mythic International Entertainment. Andrew produced Mythic’s first feature, Ironclad, a $25m medieval action adventure starring Paul Giamatti, James Purefoy, Kate Mara, Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi, Charles Dance and Jason Flemyng. Ironclad is based on the true story of the battle of Rochester Castle and was released worldwide in 2011. Most recently Andrew produced The Ecstasy of Wilko Johnson, which was directed by the iconic Julien Temple and premiered at SXSW to critical acclaim. It will be released in the UK in July 2015. In conjunction with Richard Conway, and a private investor, Andrew recently founded Essential Film and Development, to develop finance and produce feature films, the first of which is entitled “What’s Going On”. Andrew is a board member and shareholder of Chicken House Entertainment Limited, the rights exploitation arm of Chicken House, the acclaimed children’s publisher founded by Barry Cunningham OBE, the man who discovered JK Rowling. Andrew has first hand experience of fund raising, budgeting, cash flows, production and post-production schedules, production, post-production, delivery requirements, cost reporting and delivery to completion guarantors, independent distributors and studios. Such experience enables Andrew to offer both legal and business affairs advice to his clients with both practical and commercial benefits. From the beginning of his career, Andrew has been directly involved in training and nurturing talent, as a founder member of the New Producers Alliance, and lecturing for various organisations including EAVE, Film Club and the NFTS. An active member of BAFTA since 1995, Andrew currently sits on the Film Committee, the Finance and Audit Committee, the British Short Film and Outstanding British Film Juries. He has both chaired and sat on several special BAFTA committees and was a member of BAFTA Council between 2006 and 2010. Andrew has worked with other charities and educational organisations, including RS Health Limited, a London based AIDS/HIV charity.
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1st Golden Orange Award Recipients
Best Film/Latin America (Paraguay)
Directed by Tana Schembori
Recap of the 4th Edition MMFM – Where Content Meets Creative Financing…
The 4th Edition of the Miami Media and Film Market has become a leading film and entertainment international co-production forum and marketplace focused on film, television and digital media. MMFM has successfully bridged the gap between the global entertainment industry and many diverse, fast growing, multi-cultural markets.
192 participants had access to the “boutique” market facilitated 12 intense inter-active workshops with 27 top industry experts who provided their expertise and insights on a one on one basis.
The event included our annual co-production forum with representatives from Germany, China, Canada, Poland, Spain and the United States. This year we also conducted a special “Creative Summit”. Headliners included Matt Stein (Producer of Amityville, Scream 4, Halloween) who was formerly with Dimension Films).
Among the attendees this year were world renowned actor, director and producer Stephen Baldwin, Sam Tedesco, producer of films such as Rock of the Ages, There is Something about Mary, True Lies, Marley and Me, among others; Craig Bernstein from senior agent at ICM Partners, Matt Stein, Producer of Scream, Amityville, to name a few.
As a result of the successful negotiations at MMFM, we can confirm the following:
Two co-productions slated to be shot in Miami, Florida Poland, this action thriller which is currently in the script stages, will be a $7 million production produced by Polish and U.S. production companies.
Opening of a satellite office based in Germany , to handle film and a/v financing in the region.
A web series filmed slated to start shooting in October.
Purchase of extensive Florida based content by one of our international clients.
Financing of two additional Florida based projects (features).
Financing of one U.S. based project with a Hispanic-centric theme.
Also, this year MMFM hosted the First Annual Golden Orange Awards honoring the excellence in global entertainment. This year’s recipients included Best Actor, USA – Stephen Baldwin; Best Actress, USA – Ana Villafañe; Best Actress – China – Mai Weitao; Best Actor – China – Wang Louyong; Best Film – 7 Cajas – Paraguay. Innovation and Leadership – Hon. Willy Gort and Hon. Mark Sarnoff, Commissioners City of Miami – for the creation of the Miami Entertainment Complex (MEC). Industry Support – William Talbert III, President & CEO Greater Miami, Convention & Visitors Bureau and Diversity – Lesesne Media Group.
A business roundtable and round robin with the global delegates also took place as part of the official MMFM activities. Additionally participants were able to network and discuss projects at our nightly receptions and screenings.
35th Hemispheric Congress 4th Edition Miami Media and Film Market
June 2-5, 2014 Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida
Agenda includes the MMFM Producer’s Forum and Conference Series, featuring decision makers from the Chinese Administration of Film/TV Bureau. Learn about the Florida Incentive….and how it affects you! The conference presents dynamic panels on the latest independent film productions; co-productions and finance strategies; networking receptions and private meeting spaces to establish key business relationships and opportunities. Email [email protected] to make your reservation today! Made possible with the cooperation of our partners and sponsors…
4th Edition Miami Media and Film Market, MMFM©
Where Content Meets Creative Financing
2014 Featured Country: China, presented by the China Latin America Trade Center
Special Presentation on Poland , The Undiscovered Country
- MMFM is a fast growing film and entertainment international co-production forum and marketplace focused on film, television and digital media helping to bridge the gap between the global entertainment industry and diverse, fast growing, multi-cultural markets.
- MMFM is also committed to furthering projects that foster social awareness.
- The conference presents dynamic panels on the latest independent film productions; co-productions and finance strategies; networking receptions and private meeting spaces to establish key business relationships and opportunities.
- Agenda includes the MMFM Producer’s Forum and Conference Series, featuring decision makers from the Chinese Administration of Film/TV Bureau.
- One-to-one appointments available. MMFM is the ideal place to pitch your product or film in a relaxed and boutique-like environment.
- MMFM also features master classes and nightly screenings. These special screenings and master classes will challenge the participant to embrace the challenges of new tomorrows, recognize our many heritages and traditions, and celebrate the limitless bounty of our imagination.
- The Market will be held in conjunction with CAMACOL’s 35th Hemispheric Congress of Latin Chambers of Commerce and Industry, bringing together over 22 countries for a 4-day business to business Summit in Miami, Florida. This unique mix of creative, business, and cross-cultural minds makes the MMFM a truly one-of-a-kind experience. Participating countries also include Poland, the undiscovered country.
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In a year when space blockbuster “Gravity” is tipped to bring Oscar glory to Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron, smaller international productions with strong Latin American artistic input are increasingly making their mark. Continue reading