Domestic Movie Revenues Aren’t Keeping Up With Release Costs: Kagan

By | Wednesday June 6, 2012 @ 7:14am PDT

The mostly dreary new analysis from SNL Kagan reflects the continuing decline last year in domestic home video sales and rentals — and helps to explain why studios are so determined to expand overseas. The research firm says that the … Read More »

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Michael Garin Is New Imagenation CEO

EXCLUSIVE: Imagenation has experienced quite an executive shake-up in recent weeks. CEO Ed Borgerding left the Abu Dhabi-based film fund last week while COO Stefan Brunner exited shortly before that. The new CEO Michael Garin has spent the last 3½ years on the Executive … Read More »

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Weinstein Company Starts Funding Arm; Will Name Finance Vet David Hutkin To Run

By | Monday October 25, 2010 @ 8:00pm PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: The Weinstein Company is close to signing film finance veteran David Hutkin to join the company and oversee a new division called Strategic Initiatives, Investments & Banking Group. I’m told that Hutkin is in talks to come aboard as executive vice president, and will bring with him longtime colleague Vivian Tarn. Hutkin has spent 15 years working in senior structured and corporate debt underwriting within the entertainment industry at numerous banks. Most recently, he has been head of entertainment finance for the First California Bank, and before that worked for Bank of America, ICB Entertainment Finance and The Lewis Horwitz Organization. Hutkin has worked on financing for hundreds of films that include My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Monster, The Illusionist and Showtime’s The Tudors.  Hutkin, who’ll be based in Los Angeles, will oversee TWC’s film funds and investor deals and report to co-CEOs Harvey and Bob Weinstein and COO David Glasser. Read More »

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Aussie Fund Closes $17M Tax Break Facility

Australian-flagAustralian pension fund Super Media has arranged a A$20 million facility for Fulcrum Media Finance, the Australian film and TV financier. The attraction from Super Media’s point of view is that the money will just be used to cash-flow the Australian … Read More »

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