Kathryn Arnold, Entertainment ExpertHello, my name is Kathryn Arnold. I am an award winning film producer and executive with over 20 years experience in the entertainment industry, specializing in film development, finance, production, distribution, and international sales.  As a producer and a consultant, my mission is to provide insider access to those who are looking to successfully navigate the complex landscape of Hollywood’s talent, financing and distribution worlds.  It’s a tricky arena, and I want to share my knowledge of having produced a variety of forms of media, including film, television, live streaming and documentary specials.  In addition to producing and consulting, I serve as an expert witness on cases involving entertainment industry related issues in both State and Federal courts.  Those issues include loss of wages, economic damages, economic forecasting, breach of contract, chain of title and intellectual property rights among others. It is my goal to provide intelligent, substantial and compelling consultation and testimony that leads to a beneficial and responsible resolution for my clients.

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5 Tips on How To Work With Film Packaging Agents

5 Tips on How To Work With Film Packaging Agents

Film packaging agents working in film finance divisions at talent agencies wear many hats. They attach talent, directors and financing for in-house projects the agency represents. They work with outside producers and package projects to pull financing together. They represent finished films for sales and worldwide distribution. And they do all the above. Packaging agents are often times the core element of a film getting funded, as they understand the pre-sales and domestic distribution markets and have their finger on...
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American Film Market 2016 – Global Film Finance – Now and the Future

The interesting irony about the film business is that as much as things change (technology, distribution platforms, executives,) as much as things stay the same—primarily film finance structures. Tried and true strategies were reinforced this week at the AFM Conference, which hosted 6 days of high-level panels sponsored by Entertainment Partners and Greenberg Traurig law firm. Two of those panels focused on film finance—from the bird’s eye view of the global marketplace, and how equity plays in the funding...
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5 Tips on How To Work With Film Packaging Agents

5 Tips on How To Work With Film Packaging Agents

Film packaging agents working in film finance divisions at talent agencies wear many hats. They attach talent, directors and financing for in-house projects the agency represents. They work with outside producers and package projects to pull financing together. They represent finished films for sales and worldwide distribution. And they do all the above. Packaging agents are often times the core element of a film getting funded, as they understand the pre-sales and domestic distribution markets and have their finger on...
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‘Avengers’ and ‘Star Wars’ Sequels to Fight For Box Office Supremacy

To paraphrase the great Yoda, have a nerdy new year, you will. The geeks shall inherit the multiplex, if not the earth, in 2015 with sci-fi and other speculative fiction releases blasting into theaters like so many shots from the Death Star. And trust a lady who calls herself the Pop Culture Professor to consider this triumph of the geek as downright chic. “It’s looking very sexy, if I can say that,” said Rebecca Housel, a pop culture expert...
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