Nancy Fulton (Writer, Producer, Serial Entrepreneur)
Nancy Fulton currently supports more than 25,000 writers, producers, and other industry pros with weekly events, videos and workbooks that cover writing, producing, funding, distributing independent media. For full details, visit www.NancyFultonMeetups.com and/or Check out Bunny Bravo, her new project which is an Animated Feature families can invest in.
Viviana Zarragoitia (Vice President, Three Point Capital)
Viviana oversees all loan closing and advisory services in the Film and Television Division. Prior to joining Three Point, she worked at Lionsgate Entertainment for five years, starting in the Accounting Department and transitioning into the Profit Participation Group. While working in participations, 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. Viviana previously worked in the accounting departments at Millennium Films and Bold Films.
She graduated Cum Laude with a double-major in Business and English from Loyola Marymount University.
Franco Sama (Independent Feature Film Producer)
Independent feature film producer Franco Sama has an extensive history in public speaking, public relations and a decade of independent film development, production and financing. Sama has Executive Produced an impressive array of over twenty (20) independent feature films including most recently, "Guns, Girls and Gambling" starring Gary Oldman, Christian Slater and Dane Cook which is quickly becoming a cult favorite; this film was released into theatres on December of 2012 and, in January 2013, acquired a worldwide distribution deal from Universal Pictures. His two most recent films are both being released digitally via Amazon Prime, COX, Dish TV and Comcast through Samaco Films' distribution arm Synergetic Distribution.
Luke Taylor, (Co-Founder and COO Buffalo 8 Productions & Bondit)
Luke is the co-founder and COO of Buffalo 8 Productions and Bondit. Taylor has managed multimillion-dollar productions, overseen high level film finance deals and served as Executive Producer on award winning films that have premiered at Sundance, Berlin, and SXSW. Taylor graduated from the University of southern California with a B.S. in Music Industry and Business. In his free time, he enjoys writing and playing music.
Michael Prayver (FilmFundingLA / StartupFundingLA)
I launched FilmFundingLA.com and StartupFundingLA.com to help independent film producers and entrepreneurs acquire the business finance and SBA loans they need to swiftly launch and grow their companies. As a business consultant, I'm proud to say my customers pay only if, when, and to the extent I'm successful at helping them acquire new financing or SBA loans from $1M-$5M.
In addition to helping customers acquire new financial resources and assets, I also support the startup and film communities through offering, and speaking at, many industry events. I've been a guest speaker at Sundance Labs, Latin Filmmakers, Canon, the Film Funding Club, etc. I directly support 6000+ entertainment industry pros directly with weekly face-to-face meetings and online events. If you are an event organizer or educator looking for someone to speak about finance or swiftly acquiring SBA loans, please email me at email@example.com.