Scottsdale, Ariz. - The entertainment securitization sectors might just be in their infancy, but the coincidence that rock music stars were at the conference hotels during the ABS symposiums - alternative rockers the Smashing Pumpkins were staying at the Arizona Biltmore and Elton John was staying at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess - might just be a good omen for this budding sector.

At an entertainment ABS panel in Scottsdale, at least, it became clear that the securitization industry was spreading from music into movies. The "recession-resistant" film receivables sector of the ABS market might just be starting out, but according to panelists at the SRI conference here, film receivables deals are set to take off.

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