Vendetta Management Presents: “Hollywood’s New Inside Baseball: a Panel Discussion” in partnership with Roadmap Writers and Filmocracy.
Join us for a lively discussion regarding new trends in the entertainment industry from Hollywood’s “new elite”. We will be discussing different versions of film financing, the importance and impact of diversity, as well as trends in current talent representation.
- Executive Producer Viviana Zarragoitia, VP of Three Point Capital (Credits include critical and
commercial hits: ‘Manchester By The Sea’, ‘Permission’, ‘Tragedy Girls’, ‘Tully, Destroyer’,
and ‘To Dust’!)
- Manager/Producer Antonio D’Intino, Manager at Circle of Confusion (Clients include writer
Micah Ranum (THE SILENCING) and directors Keith Thomas (FIRESTARTER) and Cat
Solen (THE SHIVERING TRUTH). His clients’ films have played at TIFF, Cannes, Sundance
and SXSW, among others.)
- Director of Development Auri Maruri, Director of Development at Day Zero Productions
(Trevor Noah’s Production Company. Auri is known for her work on billion-dollar blockbusters
Twilight, The Hunger Games and the Step Up franchise).
- SVP, Acquisitions and Distribution at Vertical Entertainment Josh Spector. Josh has been
responsible for acquiring and releasing such titles as GOTTI, BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB, THE
HEAD HUNTER, CODE 8, DRUNK PARENTS, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET, LYING AND
STEALING, PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN and PROSECUTING EVIL.
Hosted by Jasper Grey (Manager/Producer, Vendetta Management).
20% of ticket proceeds will be donated to WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue.
This event will sell out so get your tickets now!
Panel speakers will be announced on 1/30/2020.
The night’s agenda:
7-8p: Mix & Mingle
8-9p: Speaker Panel
9-10p: Networking Mixer
Early bird tickets are available until 1/30/2020!
VIP Tickets include access to the VIP Lounge before and after the panel where you will joined by the panel speakers as well as other VIP guests. Beer + Wine and small bites will be available to VIP ticket holders as well as reserved seating in the theater. Limited number.
Viviana Zarragoitia (Executive Producer, Three Point Capital) –
Viviana Zarragoitia began her career in the entertainment industry working in production accounting at Millennium Films and Bold Films. She then spent 5 years at Lionsgate, where she started working in the accounting department and segued into the finance division, specifically,
profit participation. While working in profit participation, she oversaw the preparation of multi-million dollar film and television distribution deals. She was then promoted to the group’s audit division, where she managed film and television royalty audits of producers’ profit participation statements. In 2013, she joined Three Point Capital, a boutique firm that
specializes in senior lending on film and television projects. While at Three Point Capital, Viviana has been involved in the financing of over 70 independent films, and worked with such producers as Cassian Elwes, Rob Barnum, Anthony Bregman, James Schamus, Aaron Gilbert,
Kimberly Steward, Nicolas Chartier and Kevin Frakes, among others. As Vice President, Viviana closes the financing on every film that the company is involved in, as well as manage the company’s operations in its satellite offices (Ohio and Louisiana). Viviana has received over a
dozen Executive Producers credits on titles she has financed. She graduated Cum Laude with a double-major in Business and English from Loyola Marymount University, where she also teaches classes on film finance.
Antonio D’Intino (Manager/Producer, Circle of Confusion)-
Antonio is a Literary Manager at the production and management company Circle of Confusion, whose clients include writer Micah Ranum (THE SILENCING) and directors Keith Thomas (FIRESTARTER) and Cat Solen (THE SHIVERING TRUTH. His clients’ films have played at TIFF, Cannes, Sundance and SXSW, among others. Circle and their clients have worked on some of the biggest releases in film, television and online including Oscar-winners and Nominees THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE OF EBBING,
MISSOURI, THE FLORIDA PROJECT, STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, THE MATRIX, COCO, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, FIRST MAN, MUDBOUND, and ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY. Circle is also known for their commercial hits including AQUAMAN, BLACK PANTHER, DOCTOR STRANGE, “The Walking Dead”, THE BOOK OF ELI, “Alias Grace”, THE
SHALLOWS, “Sense8”, V FOR VENDETTA, the JOHN WICK franchise, “Outcast”, “Daredevil” and THE CONJURING.
Antonio previously worked in the Motion Picture Literary department at APA Talent & Literary Agency. He then moved to Plattform, a management company led by Jeremy Platt whose clieny credits include Cinemax’s “Outcast”, the upcoming GODZILLA VS. KONG, Warner Bros. IT, Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER, the BBC’s “Broadchurch”, and HBO’s NIGHTINGALE.
Auri Maruri (Director of Development, Day Zero Productions) –
Originally from Austin, TX, Auri Maruri began her career on the agency side at CAA working for Richard Lovett and Adam Kanter before making the switch to the studio side. Since then, Auri has worked on billion-dollar blockbusters such as Twilight, The Hunger Games and the Step Up franchise. Previously, Auri was Director of Production, Development & Acquisitions at Lionsgate’s Latino label: Pantelion Films. At Pantelion, she oversaw the production of three films, including the hugely successful comedy and family films: How To Be A Latin Lover, which grossed over $61
Prior to Pantelion, Auri worked directly for Lionsgate’s Motion Picture Group Co-Chairman, Rob Friedman, as part of the development team behind such feature films as Wonder, The Glass Castle, The Shack, Divergent, Warm Bodies, Ender’s Game, Now You See Me, The Hunger
Games, Perks of Being A Wallflower, Gone, The Twilight Saga, and Step Up.
Josh Spector (SVP, Acquisitions and Distribution, Vertical Entertainment) –
A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Josh started his career working for various indie producers before moving to the studio side at eOne doing TV distribution then spent 5 years at MGM doing feature acquisitions. Josh returned to the indie space to head acquisitions at
Gravitas Ventures and is now SVP, Acquisitions & Distribution at Vertical Entertainment where he is responsible for acquiring over 50 titles a year out of festivals and markets including Sundance, EFM, Cannes, SXSW and Tribeca. Josh has been responsible for acquiring and releasing such titles as GOTTI, BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB, THE HEAD HUNTER, CODE 8,
DRUNK PARENTS, CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET, LYING AND STEALING, PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN and PROSECUTING EVIL.
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Tickets are non-refundable.