With support from the Ministry of Culture of Taiwan and Taiwan Academy in Los Angeles, the Taiwanese American Professionals - Los Angeles (TAP-LA) will present its second online workshop “Behind the Curtain – A Film Finance Workshop” on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020 from 7pm to 8:30pm PST. The workshop will be held free via Zoom and tickets will be made available on Eventbrite. For more information about the workshop and registration, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/behind-the-curtain-a-film-finance-workshop-tickets-124600751201
. This event will be live streamed on Facebook and Youtube.
“Behind the Curtain – A Film Finance Workshop”, moderated by Cindy Lu (Executive Director, 4th TAFF), will feature guest panelists Jeff Chao and Patrick Lee. Jeff and Patrick will share key insights on what goes on behind the scenes in getting a film financed, from conception to sale. The workshop will discuss the landscape of film and distribution in today’s market. Jeff and Patrick will dig deeper into what investors are looking for and empower filmmakers with greater clarity and understanding. The workshop will take questions from registrants and live chat participants for the closing Q&A.
Jeff Chao is the Vice President of Finance and Business Development at DIGITAL DOMAIN. Previously, Jeff was Senior Director, Finance at PARTICIPANT MEDIA, where he managed film investments for a $250 million film fund between Participant Media and Image Nation Abu Dhabi. Jeff has had direct involvement with film investments for over 31 films with budgets ranging from $2 million - $75 million.
Patrick Lee is a serial entrepreneur best known for being a co-founder and founding CEO of ROTTEN TOMATOES (RottenTomatoes.com), a leading entertainment website focused on movie reviews and news. Patrick holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founding team member of Gold House and an advisor to a number of startups and organizations.
Taiwanese American Film Festival (TAFF) has been held three successful years, scouting top emerging talent and bridging generations and cultures, as a platform for diverse storytelling, serving as the only showcase in the U.S. of films and multimedia by Taiwanese and Taiwanese American filmmakers. The fourth edition of TAFF will be held Online on Oct. 24th, 2020.
Press Contact: Cindy Lu (Executive Director, TAFF)