A trio of veteran movie financiers and producers are launching a new venture.
Joe Simpson, Simon Williams and Jonathan Bross are teaming up on Ashland Hill Media Finance, a film and Television funding venture, backed by an substitute investment fund with assets under management of $1.85 billion. From its places of work in Santa Monica and London, Ashland Hill expects to shut upwards of 25 promotions in the subsequent 12 months, with plans to even further expand its functions further than the U.S. and U.K. afterwards this 12 months. The corporation will also obtain rights and deal tasks for its have creation pipeline.
“We are the new and considerably-desired source of trusted, adaptable and speedy financing for the film and Tv set marketplaces,” Simpson explained. “We enable the producers, filmmakers and storytellers of the earth transform their visions into truth.”
The initial slate of Ashland Hill-financed films includes: Philip Noyce’s motion-thriller “Fast Charlie” starring Pierce Brosnan, Morena Baccarin and James Caan, which just wrapped principal images in Louisiana and is represented at Cannes by Foresight Unrestricted. In addition, the firm has also backed the tech thriller “57 Seconds,” directed by Rusty Cundieff, starring Josh Hutcherson and Morgan Freeman, which will be represented by Highland Film Team. It is also funding Marcus Adams’ shark thriller “Deep Worry,” starring Mãdãlina Ghenea and Ed Westwick. The motion picture lately wrapped in Malta with Brilliant Photos handling income.
Williams promised that “we are professional, effective and we get smart offers completed on time.”
With Bross adding: “We’re constructive, resourceful problem-solvers who prepare to make lengthy-time period interactions by way of belief, integrity and mutual respect. We intend to increase quickly”
As its very first employ, the team tapped award-successful producer Joe Jenckes as senior vice president of output. Among his various credits, Jenckes is very best-known for his perform on the Oscar-nominated money thriller “Margin Connect with.” Other credits contain the Daniel Radcliffe drama “Kill Your Darlings” and Amazon Studios’s 2021 genuine-criminal offense collection “Between Black and Blue.”
For the past nine a long time, Williams served as financial commitment director at a U.K.-based expense administration corporation and served as executive producer on in excess of 45 movies. In the course of his tenure he was concerned in closing investments of over $750 million.
Bross has three a long time of encounter in private personal debt, movie finance and film production. In 2017, he founded Argonaut Leisure Associates in the U.S.
Simpson is a movie financier and producer who, more than the past 3 yrs, has managed investments in above 25 films with mixed budgets exceeding $350 million. His recent credits involve “Honest Thief” starring Liam Neeson and “SAS: Purple Notice” starring Sam Heughan and Ruby Rose. Prior roles consist of a stint as vice president of strategic marketing and advertising at MGM.