About Creative England

Creative England is dedicated to the growth of the creative industries.

We invest in talented people and their creative ideas, nurturing our richly diverse games, TV, film and digital media industries. From direct investment and soft loans to business mentoring; we champion the best ideas of talented people and their businesses.

As a not-for-profit organisation we mobilise public and private resources to garner as much support and investment for the creative industries as possible. We work with a wide range of partners and investors from commercial brands and companies such as Google, Facebook and KPMG to local authorities, cultural bodies and universities, national government, and the European Commission.

What we do
Grow talent and businesses
Address market failure and raise ambition
Build the right climate for creative industries to thrive

IFeatures
Aimed at up and coming writer, director and producer teams from across the UK, iFeatures is Creative England’s flagship programme for low-budget feature film development and production. As part of the application process teams are asked to submit a 7-10 page treatment of their proposed project for consideration. 12 projects will be selected to join the development process with three of those projects being greenlit for production in 2017 on budgets of £350,000.

Zorana Piggott
iFeatures Executive Producer

About Film London

Film London is the capital’s screen industries agency.

We connect ideas, talent and finance to develop a pioneering creative culture in the city that delivers success in film, television, animation, games and beyond.

We work to sustain, promote and develop London as a global content production hub, support the development of the city’s new and emerging filmmaking talent and invest in a diverse and rich film culture.

We aim to ensure the capital is a thriving centre for creative industries sector that enrich the city’s businesses and its people.

What we do
From encouraging inward investment to training emerging filmmakers, funding film exhibitors to inspiring film-lovers – we support film in London every step of the way.

Talent development and production
Our talent development and production team support new and emerging filmmakers in London through funding, training and mentoring.
Our schemes include the prestigious London Calling and London Calling Plus short film schemes, the feature funding scheme Microwave, and training, financing and distribution schemes and events including Micro Market, Market Place Live and Build Your Audience.

Jordan McGarry
Head of Talent Development and Production

Don McNicholl
Lawyer/ Senior Legal and Business Affairs Executive at Film 4/ Channel 4

About Red Rock Entertainment

Red Rock Entertainment Executive Producers are a film finance company; we work in conjunction with a number of UK film companies as financial executive producers to raise equity for Independent film projects. As well as film, we also raise funds for TV and distribution.

Gary Collins
Managing Director

About Ingenious

Transforming great ideas into outstanding businesses

As experts in media, infrastructure and real estate, we act as the bridge between finance and business. We create value by identifying, funding and managing compelling investment opportunities. We do this by blending experience, sector knowledge and an extensive network of commercial relationships. Our skills extend across investment, fund management, capital raising, banking, operations, corporate finance and asset management.

Our multi-disciplinary teams, drawn from industry, professional services and financial institutions, ensure exceptional execution capability.

Charles Auty
Investment Director

About Creative Europe Desk UK

Creative Europe is the European Union’s programme to support the cultural, creative and audiovisual sectors. From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, reach new audiences and encourage skill sharing and development.

Launched in January 2014, Creative Europe brings together a Culture sub-programme, which provides funding for the cultural and creative sectors, and a MEDIA sub-programme, which invests in film, television, new media and games.

Creative Europe Desk UK promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, and provides free advice and support for applicants from the UK. Creative Europe Desk UK’s team of specialists is based across the UK (in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast) and we organise workshops, seminars and industry events.

Agnieszka Moody
Director

About European Film Bonds

EFB provides completion bonds to producers, financiers, distributors and government support agencies to guarantee the professional completion and delivery of their Films, TV projects and Videogames.

With offices in Denmark, UK, Australia, Spain and South Africa, EFB has provided bonds for over 200 Film and TV productions shot and financed in over 35 different countries.

Some of EFB’s recent films include Lars Von Trier’s “Nymphomaniac”, Ben Wheatly’s “High Rise” and Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette”. Upcoming titles include John Cameron Mitchel’s “How to Talk To Girls”, Lone Scherfig’s “Their Finest Hour” and Ricky Gervais’ new project “Life on the Road”.

Peter La Terriere

About Catalyst

Officially launched in 2015 with funding in place to develop, produce and finance world class entertainment for the global marketplace, Catalyst creates and finances original content across the mediums of film, television and music.
Catalyst operates with a mandate to serve as a top-tier supplier of commercially viable projects for the studios, networks, digital platforms and major independent distributors worldwide. Catalyst develops/finances/produces four to six projects a year across feature films and digital/television series.

Graham Begg
Group Sales and Investment

About Prescience

Prescience is a unique, integrated media company focusing on film production, marketing and distribution.

Prescience aims to provide the most appropriate financing options to producers. These range from development funding and equity finance through to debt and P&A.

With a specialist management team that spans media banking, corporate finance and the production, marketing, sales and distribution of quality commercial filmed entertainment, Prescience has established an expertise in the independent film financing sector that provides it with a unique access to product and a business model that significantly minimises risk whether the investment is debt or equity.

Prescience was co-founded in 2005 by Tim Smith and Paul Brett, who each have over 20 years of experience in the film industry. Since then it has financed a number of recent British films, co-productions and international productions which include:  Julian Fellowes’ From Time to Time starring Dame Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall and Hugh Bonneville; Oliver Parker’s Dorian Gray, starring Ben Barnes, Colin Firth and Ben Chaplin; Bernard Rose’s Mr. Nice, starring Rhys Ifans and Chloë Sevigny; Daniel Barber’s Harry Brown, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Sir Michael Caine and Emily Mortimer; Tony Goldwyn’s Betty Anne Waters, starring two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell and Minnie Driver; and, Oliver Parker and Barnaby Thompson’s St. Trinian’s 2:  The Legend of Fritton’s Gold, starring Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, David Tenant and Gemma Arterton.

James Swarbrick
Commercial Director

About Authentic Media Group

Amongst our more recent achievements, we’re proud to say we’ve:

  • provided business development consultancy advice to a number of new start up businesses in the film, TV and video games industries

  • advised on the creation of a financing entity focussed on the development of video game IP, including the provision of secured loans and have been instrumental in sourcing and negotiating terms on facilities ranging from £30k to £25 million

  • set up, structured and raised finance through various EIS and SEIS companies

  • assisted in the appointment and training of various management teams, and liaised with professional advisers, banks, investors, producers, publishers and developers

  • advised on the structuring of various financing deals with a Major US studio

  • restructured a high profile screenplay development fund worth £1.5m

  • structured an investment model aimed at HNW investors which raised over £10 million for international feature films

  • performed analysis on film, TV and video game deals and presented to various credit committees for approval

Adam Betteridge
Executive Producer

About The Fyzz Facility

Owned and managed by film producers Wayne Marc Godfrey, Robert Jones, James Harris and Mark Lane The Fyzz is a prolific British production and finance company that has produced and part-funded over 135 independent feature films, investing a total of $120 million, over the last six years.

The principals of The Fyzz have long-established careers with Jones having produced THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE CONSTANT GARDENER and more recently producing and co-creating (with Danny Boyle, Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain) the acclaimed Channel 4/Sundance Channel TV series BABYLON. Godfrey wrapped this year on Martin Campbell’s THE FOREIGNER starring Pierce Brosnan and Jackie Chan. Lane and Harris’ previous company The Tea Shop & Film Company earned them producer credits on films such as TOWER BLOCK starring Jack O’Connell, COCKNEYS VS ZOMBIES with Studiocanal, 47 METERS DOWN starring Mandy Moore and I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER starring Christopher Lloyd and Max Records.

The Fyzz Facility’s credits include the forthcoming Martin Scorsese’s SILENCE starring Liam Neeson; the hotly-anticipated THE YELLOW BIRDS with Jennifer Aniston, Alden Ehrenreich and Toni Collette; WIND RIVER starring Jeremy Renner and Stephen FIngleton’s BAFTA nominated debut feature THE SURVIVALIST.

The company is currently in development on a number of television and film projects and recently wrapped a six-week shoot for FINAL SCORE starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan.

Wayne Marc Godfrey
Managing Director