Christopher A. Cacace Honored at Broadway Beacon Awards

 Marks Paneth is pleased to              congratulate Christopher A.      Cacace, partner-in-charge, Theater,  Media and Entertainment Group,  who was honored at the  Broadway Beacon Awards on June 15.  Chris joins fellow honorees at this year’s event:   renowned opera singer  Renee Fleming, Broadway and TV star Tony Danza, and former general manager of The Metropolitan Opera Joseph Volpe.

Inside Broadway presents the awards annually to individuals in the theater and Times Square community who have been advocates for increasing the audience for live theater and for understanding the importance of arts and education in the lives of school children.

Visit Inside Broadway http://insidebroadway.org to learn more about the organization and the Broadway Beacon Awards.

New York Women in Film & Television

 Richard Stern, partner in our  Theater, Media and Entertainment  Group, will be a panelist at the  New York Women in Film &  Television's (NYWIFT) Film  Financing Day, being held  Saturday, June 20, beginning at  9:30 a.m., at the Impact Hub, 394  Broadway in New York City.

Film Financing Day is focused on providing information to help successful independent producers with financing.  Rich's panel, “Soft Money:  Tax Subsidies, Grants, Crowd Funding and More”, will explore the ways to build financing from different sources, such as tax subsidies, crow funding, in-kind donations, product placement and sponsorship details.  The discussion will also examine the balance between using grants with other types of financing, and how this can become tricky when private equity investors are involved.

NYWIFT was founded in 1977 by a few women who felt New York needed a networking and education forum for women in the entertainment industry.  Today, it is a powerhouse organization that funds women filmmakers, provides education grants and supports a scholarship fund. 

To learn more, please visit the NYWIFT at http://www.nywift.org/ and search on 'Events'.