"State of Play" in the Independent Film Market

Los Angeles, CA

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A film finance panel hosted by entertainment attorney’s Mitra Ahouraian and Bianca Goodloe will take place on the evening of closing night at the Showbiz Cafe.

Mitra Ahouraian holds degrees from both UCLA and Loyola Law School, and a specialty from UCLA in Entertainment Studies with an emphasis in Business and Legal Affairs, Mitra has worked in legal affairs at MTV, has worked on the merger of 2 major record labels, and has been of-counsel to several high-profile copyright infringement cases involving artists and major studios and record companies. Mitra’s recent film experience includes finance and production legal for the up and coming film Girl Soldier, starring Uma Thurman. Mitra’s film practice specializes in intellectual property, film finance, corporate law, and production advising on all aspects of motion picture and television development, financing, production and distribution, including state and federal (Section 181 of the U.S. Tax Code) tax incentives.

When working with boutique bi-coastal entertainment law firm Goodloe Law, whose principal clients have included Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Miramax Films, Warner Bros. Pictures, Endemol Group B.V., Fallbrook Credit Finance and an array of independent producers for whom they have advised the structuring and allocation of over 1 billion USD (into films including Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Lara Croft: The Cradle of Life, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Core, The Fighting Temptations, Marci X, Looney Tunes Back in Action!, Malibu's Most Wanted, Paycheck, among others).

Ms. Goodloe is licensed to practice in California and New York, and is a Foreign Registered Advocate with the European Union. She has years of experience in film finance, intellectual property, media and corporate law, and was instrumental in the first successful structuring of a U.S. Tax Code Section 181 federal production tax incentive financing model for a diversified class of U.S. investors, with a capital commitment exceeding $500,000,000.

Ms. Goodloe has served as an adjunct professor at New York University and University of California Los Angeles, and is a frequent speaker at international film festivals and conferences, including Winston Baker’s Film Finance Forum (Singapore and Los Angeles), Screen International’s Film Finance Summit (London), the International Institute for Film Finance (Los Angeles and New York City), Variety’s Creative Financing Conference (Cannes), Variety’s Eurowood Film Finance Conference (Czech Republic and London) and Eurimages Film Conference (Czech Republic).