Thursday, November 21, 2019                       

7:30 AM to 1:00 PM PST

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Creative Artists Agency - CAA
2000 Avenue Of The Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067

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Brazil California Chamber of Commerce


Brazilian Film & TV Industry: Increasing Economic Leverage 

Join us to learn and discuss how the richest state in Brazil is advancing its Film & TV industry to create jobs and economic growth, leveraging special projects in Entertainment and Innovation.

Hear firsthand from government officials, experts and industry leaders their thoughts on São Paulo's economic outlook and opportunities for partnerships and investments.

We are honored to welcome Governor João Doria Júnior in his first official visit to California, and look forward to hearing him and his team and the delegation share their plans, objectives and projects. 
São Paulo is the richest and most populous state in Brazil, with over 45 million residents and GDP of $1.25 trillion (2018) - one third of Brazil's GDP. Its capital city, bearing the same name, is the largest city in South America, making São Paulo one of the country’s and the continent’s most significant areas. With over 3 million immigrants and 70 different nationalities represented, Sao Paulo also prides itself on being the most cosmopolitan state in South America.


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7:00am – 8:00am: Registration, Breakfast and Networking

 8:00am – 8:15am: Opening Remarks 

        Patrick Benedek - Exec. Vice President, Brazil California Chamber of Commerce (BCCC)

•       Fabio Cesnik - Chair, BCCC Media and Entertainment Committee

•       Mariana Alves – General Manager, Los Angeles Entertainment Services (LAES)

 8:15am – 9:00am: Economic Outlook of the Brazil Film&TV Industry

        Jose Mauricio Fittipaldi – Special Advisor, Motion Picture Association - Brazil

•       Joao Roni - Partner and CEO, Ocean Films 

•       Marcos Oliveira - President, Levera Content

•       Fabio Cesnik - Chair, BCCC Media and Entertainment Committee

•       Nick Lafferty, Agent - CAA (moderator)

 9:00am - 9:45am: Attracting Inward Investiment

•       Juliana Funaro, Partner and CEO, Barry Company

•       Daniella Galvao, Partner, Cesnik Quintino and Salinas Law Firm 

•       Steve Solot, Netflix Production Policy, Latin America, Spain & Portugal 

•     Andressa Pappas – Director, Government Affairs, Motion Picture Association - Brazil (moderator)

  09:45am – 10:20am: VR, AR and Holograms: Entertainment Tech converge in Sao Paulo

•    Cleber Papa - Director, the Image and Sound Museum - SP (MIS/SP)

•    Fernanda Martins,   Sales, Marketing and Platforms - ARVORE

•    Brian Becker, Chairman and CEO, Hologram LLC

Pedro F Saad, producer, president of Brasileira Production House and Director of the World Observatory for the Human Affairs (moderator)


10:20am - 11:00am: Changes in the Global and Brazilian Audiovisual Market

• Dr. Raul Katz, Telecom Advisory Services

• Roger Entner, Founder at Recon Analytics Inc


Amb. Marcia Loureiro, Consul General of Brazil in Los Angeles 


11.00am– 12:00pm: Sao Paulo booming and open for business

      Hon. Joao Doria Junior - Governor, State of Sao Paulo

•     Sergio Sa Leitao - Secretary of Culture and Creative Economy, State of Sao Paulo

•    Patricia Ellen - Economic Development Secretary for the State of Sao Paulo

•     Robson Andrade - President, Brazilian National Confederation of Industries (CNI)

•     Facundo Recondo - VP of Government Affairs, AT&T/Warner Media Group (moderator)

 12:00pm – 12:10pm: Closing remarks


•       Fabio Cesnik: Chair, BCCC Media and Entertainment Committee

•       Felipe Cusnir: President, Brazil California Chamber of Commerce


12:10pm – 1:30pm: Networking & light refreshments





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