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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 Pictures is the investment and content-owning division of Pinewood Shepperton PLC. As well as offering direct equity investment, Pinewood Pictures acts as fund advisor to both The Isle of Man Media Development Fund (£25m) 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.

Pinewood Pictures offers three sources of financing:

  •     The Isle of Man Media Development Fund
  •     The Welsh Government’s Media Investment Budget
  •     Pinewood Group Equity Investment

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, Powder Room, Belle, The Christmas Candle, Camera Trap, Robot Overlords, The Riot Club, Pressure, Kill Your Friends and Take Down.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA AND FURTHER DETAIL:

Pinewood Pictures has been established to fund and distribute film and television productions on behalf of the Isle of Man Media Development Fund (£25m) 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: jeremy [dot] baxter [at] pinewoodgroup [dot] com

 


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

 

 

Financial Conduct Authority Regulation

Pinewood Pictures (trading name of Pinewood Film Advisors Limited) is an entity regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Firm Reference Number: 587631).

The Pillar III disclosure  of Pinewood Pictures is set out in the document (viewed here) as required by the FCA's "Prudential Sourcebook for Banks, Building Societies and Investment Firms" (BIPRU) specifically BIPRU 11.3.3 R.

 

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2014

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