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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American Film Market 2016 – Global Film Finance – Now and the Future

Joe Chianese, Yolanda T. Cochran, David C. Glasser, Micah Green, Myles Nestel, Miguel Palos

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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Greenlit…To Be Or Not To Be – When is Your Movie a Go?

Greenlit…To Be Or Not To Be – When is Your Movie a Go?

How many times do producers believe their movie is “greenlit,” only to be blindsided by the investor or production entity backing out? Not only can this be frustrating, but if the producer has jumped the gun and begun making deals with key cast and crew without money in the bank, he/she could end up in big trouble. Greenlit is a term of art in the entertainment industry when the heavens have aligned, and the “powers that be” (investors, production...
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‘Avengers’ and ‘Star Wars’ Sequels to Fight For Box Office Supremacy

Star Wars

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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Transmedia Infusion…Are Indie Film Distributors’ Days Numbered?

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Hollywood’s move into the OTT/direct to consumer service, seen by HBO and potentially Showtime and Starz, is both inevitable and a game changer. As more and more consumers cut the cord and view their programing direct from the creator —as seen for the last several years on YouTube— and now on Netflix, Amazon Prime and others, it makes sense for the major content creators like HBO to follow suit. Developing an OTT service, or partnering with a Multi Channel...
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