Fundraising of film production budgets and distribution marketing will become increasingly more challenging in the competitive, post-COVID environment. Investors require ROI, but well-aligned sponsors present a unique opportunity to drive box office and differentiate a film’s support package when in consideration from buyers. In this session, we’ll explore the new approaches for the new realities, not only for producers and distributors, but for theaters too. The session will be broken up into three sections:

  1. The role of equity investments and sponsorships
  2. Making sponsorships work for everyone in the value chain
  3. Are 20-minute versions the future of giant screen or a temporary solution? 8K and TV, what’s the story?

This session was presented at the GSCA 2020 Virtual Conference.

Session organizer:

  • Phil Streather, Principal Large Format


  • Michael Dalton-Smith, Digital Crossing Productions
  • Paul Fraser, Blaze Cineworks
  • Bobbi Hohmann, Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Mark Katz, Giant Screen Films/D3D Cinema
  • Antonietta Monteleone, Cosmic Picture
  • Aileen Robertson, Cosmic Picture
  • Matt Rotondo, Cosmic Picture