Ex-Dune Entertainment Chairman Greg Coote and private equity exec David Calvert-Jones have formed a new $50 million film finance fund through their Larrikin Entertainment media company. Catalina Capital will finance studio and indie projects aimed at global audiences, with venture capital pro Larry Lopez helming finance and raising capital from Silicon Valley and Perth, Australia. The Weinstein Company is enjoining and has taken a first look option on domestic distribution and international sales. Harvey Weinstein will serve on Catalina Capital’s greenlight committee. Catalina Capital is the first of two new investment funds to be announced by Larrikin Entertainment, and the fund’s unidentified first project is already in development.

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