Aperture Media Partners has formed a specialty finance company with New York Private Bank & Trust to provide financing solutions for filmed content.
Aperture aims to help producers and distributors looking for financing for film and television projects. The company is managed by two leading bankers in film and television finance CEO and co-founder Jared Underwood, and COO and co-founder, Andrew Robinson. Underwood and Robinson have over 30 years of combined lending experience and have financed over $10 billion in transactions to nearly every leading independent film company and producer in the industry.
The company will offer the standard and customized senior and mezzanine credit products including: bridge loans, finishing funds, gap loans, library advances, print and advertising (P&A) loans, production loans, sales agent advances, tax credit monetization and ultimates financing. Aperture structures, lends and syndicates loans through a network of banks, hedge funds, private equity and family offices.
Underwood co-founded Surefire Entertainment Capital, which facilitated nearly $100 million in financing for eight major independent film transactions in the last year, including “John Wick” and “Best of Me.”
“We are delighted to have New York Private Bank & Trust’s support and look forward to becoming an industry leader through our affiliation with the bank,” Underwood said. “With the backing of NYPB&T, Aperture Media Partners becomes a one-stop shop, efficiently providing senior and mezzanine capital to the film and television industry. We will be well positioned to leverage our talents and industry insights to capitalize on a number of existing and future opportunities.”