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Film Finance

Pinewood has a range of funding options available to UK Film and TV productions, including equity finance investment, GAP finance and discounting of the UK tax credit or pre-sales of a project:

Pinewood Productions: offering equity finance to productions utilising Pinewood Studios Group UK facilities (stages and post production)

Pinewood Pictures: providing access to the £25 million Isle of Man Media Development Fund and to the £30 million Welsh Media Investment Budget well as undertaking UK distribution.

Pinewood considers each project individually. To contact someone about your specific funding requirements, and options available to you, please refer to the contact email addresses below.

Pinewood investments to date include: A Fantastic Fear of Everything, Last Passenger, Dom Hemingway, Belle, The Christmas Candle, Camera Trap, Robot Overlords, Posh and Powder Room.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND FURTHER DETAIL:

Pinewood Productions

Pinewood Productions offers equity finance to productions utilising a Pinewood Studios Group facility (including stages and post production).  It targets productions with budgets of circa £2 - 10m and will invest equity up to 20% per film. It is anticipated that it will invest in 4 productions annually. Pinewood Productions can work independently or together with Pinewood Pictures as a finance partner.

Pinewood Productions to date include: A Fantastic Fear of Everything, Last Passenger, Belle, Dom Hemingway, Camera Trap, Robot Overlords Posh and Kill Your Friends

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:

In order to evaluate any enquiry for investment Pinewood Productions requires a commercially viable package, which ideally would include the following:

  • A fully developed script
  • Sales estimates provided by a reputable sales agent.
  • Short biography of the key players including cast, producer(s), writer, director
  • A proposed budget and finance structure with some evidence of financing already in place (including principal conditions attached to all third party investment if relevant)

Projects need to be:

  • Capable of qualifying as a British Film
  • Completion bonded
  • Ideally have a sales agent attached with some distribution in place.
  • Able to spend the physical production requirement wholly or in part at a Pinewood Group Studio (UK) (stages and post production)

 Please note we are not in a position to be 'first in' on a project

 CONTACT DETAILS:

 Email submissions to: julia [at] pinewoodproductions [dot] com

Pinewood Pictures

Pinewood Pictures has been established to fund and distribute film and television productions on behalf of the Isle of Man Media Development Fund (£25) and The Welsh Government's Media Investment Budget (£30m).

Pinewood Pictures is able to offer flexible investment across gap, equity, pre-sale and tax credit lending, benefiting from the experience of its personnel in film development, finance, production and distribution.

On funded projects, Pinewood itself proposes to make available equity funding against use of its UK facilities (including Pinewood Studio Wales) on a case by case basis.

For more information please visit www.pinewoodpictures.com

SUBMISSION CRITERIA:

In order to evaluate any enquiry for investment Pinewood Pictures requires a commercially viable package, which should include the following:

  • A fully developed script
  • Sales estimates provided by a reputable sales agent, including details of presales.
  • Short biography of the key players including cast, producer(s), writer, director
  • A proposed budget and finance structure (no budget range)

Projects need to be:

  • completion bonded (in the case of film)
  • or have a broadcaster attached (TV)

Pinewood Pictures will consider acquiring rights for UK distribution utilising the Isle of Man or Welsh investments funds. The Isle of Man Media Development Fund may also consider P&A funding for films distributed by Pinewood Pictures.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Email submissions to: nicky [dot] earnshaw [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com

 


For all media enquiries about Pinewood Media, please contact Adrienne Wandel: adrienne [dot] wandel [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com

 

 

 

 

Credits

2014

Belle is the third project to receive investment from Pinewood Studios as part of its Pinewood...


2014

Co-financed by Pinewood Pictures and Pinewood Productions, UK sci-fi Robot Overlords is the story of...


2013

The Christmas Candle is based on the novel by bestselling author, Max Lucado and co presented by...