President of Porter Pictures, Jeff Porter recently spoke on The Finance Workshop panel at this year’s Pan African Film Festival.
Jeff spoke to the packed house of filmmakers and industry goers about Film Financing, How to build your brand, and personal finance and wealth habits.
Assisting Jeff were financial experts Marcus Ranger, and Yohance Harrison.
The Pan African Film Festival was established in 1992, (PAFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation dedicated to the promotion of cultural understanding among peoples of African descent. PAFF is dedicated to racial tolerance through the exhibition of film, art and creative expression.
Since 1992, every year PAFF-LA showcases over one hundred fifty (150) quality new films and over one hundred (100) fine artists and unique craft persons from the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Europe, the South Pacific and Canada, all showcasing the diversity and complexity of people of African descent. For the past 16 years PAFF-ATL has put on a summer festival formerly presented by the National Black Arts Festival, exhibiting the best films from PAFF-LA supplemented by Atlanta submissions catering to the Atlanta audience. Both festivals feature special red carpet screenings and receptions as well as a variety of other special events including panels & workshops headed by industry professionals on various topics surrounding acting, directing and other film industry related topics.
Jeff Porter is the founder and president of Porter Pictures, a servicing house for producer representation, film financing, distribution, and marketing, as well as management, talent consultation, contract review, music rights acquisition to pre-production needs from casting to script coverage and consultation. Porter Pictures postures itself to champion for the producers and filmmakers, distributors, and financiers it works with.