Film House GermanyFilm House Germany AG, founded by Christian Angermayer, is a Berlin-based multi-faceted European media company covering the development, financing, production and co-production of films for local and international audiences. Film House subsidiaries include established film production companies Egoli Tossell Film and Summerstorm Entertainment.
2013 productions and co-productions include Ron Howard´s Rush, Filth, Song For Marion with Vanessa Redgrave and Terrence Stamp (also in cooperation with Steel Mill Pictures) and The Devil's Violinist starring violin sensation David Garrett as Niccolò Paganini (German release). Line up for 2014 includes Hector And The Search For Happiness with Simon Pegg, Big Game with Samuel L. Jackson and German-language romantic comedy Coming In directed by Marco Kreuzpaintner.
Film4Film4, headed by Tessa Ross, is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established. Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, films like Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, Steve McQueen’s Hunger and Shame, Mike Leigh’s Another Year, Chris Morris’ Four Lions, Joe Cornish’s Attack The Block, Lone Scherfig’s One Day, Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady and Ben Palmer’s The Inbetweeners Movie. Recent releases include Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant, Roger Michell’s Le Week-End, Jeremy Lovering’s In Fear, Paul Wright’s For Those In Peril, Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, Sophie Fiennes’The Pervert’s Guide to Idelogy, Shane Meadows’ The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England, Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love, Bart Layton’s The Imposter, Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio, Walter Salles’ On the Road, Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights. Upcoming releases include Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, David Mackenzie’s Starred Up, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Debbie Tucker Green’s Second Coming, Mike Leigh’s Untitled Turner Project, Lone Sherfig’s Posh, Jimmy’s Hall from Ken Loach, and an adaptation of Le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man, directed by Anton Corbijn. For further information visit www.film4.com/productions
Corniche PicturesCorniche Pictures
In 2007 Hani Farsi established Corniche Group and within that, Corniche Pictures to specialize in funding, producing and distributing independent features. Since that time Corniche Pictures has been involved in many impactful projects such as Atiq Rahimi’s The Patience Stone, Elia Suleiman’s The Time That Remains and Mira Nair’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist. In the summer of 2008 Corniche took a significant stake in Le Pacte, the French distribution company established in 2007 by respected French distributor Jean Labadie. Le Pacte and Corniche are developing video, television and international sales as well as expanding the distribution business. Increasing Corniche Pictures’ reach is the focus moving forward and this is represented by partnering with John Battsek and Greg Barker on their feature doc Revolution, and Film4 on the Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth. Corniche is also proud to be collaborating with Barbara Broccoli’s Eon Productions on The Silent Storm, a romantic drama starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough.
Lee & ThompsonLeading media and entertainment law firm, Lee & Thompson LLP has the largest team of specialist film lawyers in the UK and prides itself on the highly personalised relationship it has with its clients, offering expertise at every stage of the process from development, financing and production of theatrical feature films through to worldwide exploitation on multiple platforms. The team’s involvement goes far beyond strict legal advice; amongst other things, it helps producers to raise and structure the finance for their films, making connections between its independent producer clients and its extensive network of production finance clients and contacts.The firm also works with clients across the wider creative industries representing an eclectic mix of talented individuals in matters relating to both their public and personal lives as well as working for the companies and bodies with which they work. Since its inception thirty years ago the firm’s clients have included many of the world’s most highly acclaimed actors, directors, producers, musicians, television personalities and sports people as well as rights owners, production companies and media entrepreneurs.
Pinewood Studios GroupThe Pinewood Studios Group is a leading provider of studio and related services to the global film and television industry. Synonymous with world class British and international productions, the impressive heritage of its UK-based Pinewood and Shepperton Studios date back to the early 20th Century and are home to some of the most successful feature films and TV shows ever made. The Group now offers financing to UK film and television production as part of its growing range of services. The facilities comprise the best quality sound stages, a globally unique underwater filming stage, a wealth of specialist production resources, state of the art TV studios, post production and digital content services. The studios also offer easy access to the world's most experienced crews as well as the expertise of hundreds of complementary media companies based at its Pinewood and Shepperton Media Hubs.Recent film investments include: A Fantastic Fear of Everything, Last Passenger, Dom Hemingway, Belle, The Christmas Candle, Camera Trap, Our Robot Overlords, Posh and Powder Room.
Visit www.pinewoodgroup.com/filmfinance for more info.
Robertson Taylor W&P LongreachRobertson Taylor W&P Longreach are a group of specialist entertainment insurance and risk advisory experts to the global entertainment industry. We have over 36 years of experience providing insurance and risk management advice on Theatre, TV/Film & Media, Music & Events, Sports and high net worth Private Clients. With offices located in London, Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, Atlanta and Toronto we are specialists in providing worldwide cover and insurance solutions for every entertainment need. We provide a range of services and policies for Film and Television production companies from factual to drama, comedy to lifestyle and everything in between. From micro-budget projects and shorts from first time producers and directors to multi million pound blockbusters with established producers.
We have access to the whole market of insurers as well as specialist, bespoke Lloyds facilities. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week providing excellent levels of service and claims handling with experienced underwriters and loss adjustors. We are a business full of energy, drive and passion. For more information please visit our website www.rtworldwide.com
Film LondonFilm London, as the capital’s film and media agency, aims to ensure London has a thriving film sector that enriches the city’s businesses and its people. The agency works with all the screen industries to sustain, promote and develop London as a major international production and film cultural capital, and it supports the development of the city’s new and emerging film-making talent. Film London is funded by the Mayor of London, the National Lottery through the BFI, and receives significant support from Arts Council England and Creative Skillset.
Film London’s activities include:
• Managing the national remit for inward investment through film
• Maintaining, strengthening and promoting London’s position as a film-friendly region to attract investment
• Investing in new and established talent through a range of specialised production schemes
• Boosting employment and competitiveness in the capital’s film and media sectors by facilitating funding as well as supporting training and business development activities
• Maximising access to the capital’s film culture by helping audiences discover film in all its diversity
• Working with a wide range of partners to promote London through the production industries
• Utilizing opportunities provided by the legacy of London 2012 to strengthen the capital’s film industry and culture.
Film London also manages the British Film Commission through a public/private partnership which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport through the BFI.www.britishfilmcommission.org.uk www.filmlondon.org.uk
Baker TillyBaker Tilly is one of the principal mid-tier professional services firms in the UK, with over 4,000 Partners and staff operating from 54 offices across the country. The firm’s clients include growing entrepreneurial companies, listed businesses and high net-worth individuals. At Baker Tilly we have a team of specialists that bring together a unique blend of professional services and film expertise. Services offered by the Media team include:
- Dedicated media experts
- In depth experience and technical capabilities in audit, tax, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions
- Excellent relationships with funding networks such as banks and other debt providers, venture capital trusts, private equity, and experience in listings on public markets
- We understand the key tax and business implications of structuring the ownership and exploitation of intellectual property
- How to incentivise staff and establish incentivisation programmes
- Baker Tilly International’s global network enables us to replicate our services in markets and jurisdictions throughout the world
- Removing the burden of compliance
- Enabling our clients to get on with their businesses
- Providing pro-active input, building on our media expertise and experience
- Accessing appropriate funding by locating suitable financial partners
- Addressing staffing and remuneration issues in businesses where human capital is the chief asset
- Overcoming funding constraints so that fast growth businesses can grow and reach their full potential