Fulwell 73, the acclaimed production company behind ‘Carpool Karaoke’, ‘The Late Late Show’ and UK sensation ‘Bros: After the Screaming Stops’ has acquired a minority stake in London-based film finance company Creativity Capital for an undisclosed sum.
Fulwell 73 Partner Leo Pearlman joins the board of Creativity Capital which continues to be run by Managing Director and Founder Patrick Fischer and Director and Co-founder Richard Kondal.
Since being founded in 2013 Creativity Capital has specialised in structured lending for the film and television industry and has helped finance 23 films for Netflix, BBC Films, Universal Pictures and other prolific production and sales companies. These include the BAFTA and Sundance winning “Under The Shadow” and the critically acclaimed Alexander McQueen biopic “McQueen”.
The news follows Fulwell 73’s recent acquisition of the financier’s sister company Creativity Media, a post-production house, which closed in March 2019.
This is the latest Fulwell 73 deal since Valence Media’s £45 million investment in the production company in September 2018, extending its strong growth in London and Los Angeles.
Patrick Fischer, Managing Director of Creativity Capital, comments: “Partnering with Fulwell 73 brings with it a host of opportunities for us. Fulwell 73’s reach into the U.S. market, their deep understanding of television and serialized content as well as access to capital, made their proposition a no-brainer for us. I look forward to working with Leo in taking Creativity Capital to the next level.”
Leo Pearlman, Partner of Fulwell 73, said: “Creativity Capital has an impressive track record of financing a number of exciting and important film projects over the last few years and, with Fulwell taking a stake in the company, this brings the benefit of our presence in the US and in television to Patrick, Richard and the team at Creativity Capital, to further expand the types of projects they get involved with going forward. I look forward to joining their board continuing that work with them.”
The Creativity Capital team would like to congratulate all nominees of the 72nd BAFTA awards.
Of course we are most excited to congratulate the filmmakers behind our own “McQueen”, a double BAFTA nomination for both “Outstanding British Film of the Year and Best Documentary”!
Directed by Ian Bonhote and co-directed and written by Peter Ettedgui, McQueen tells the story of legendary British fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s life and career. Creativity Capital has fully financed and executive produced the film.
The team at Creativity are pleased to see positive reviews of McQueen since it’s release on Friday!
The film received a four star rating from both The Times and The Telegraph.
The Guardian matched this rating and said “the film-makers capture the impact he had on the people around him.”
While The Independent commented “the filmmakers celebrate his prodigious achievements but the sadness is that he never managed to escape the hothouse world of the fashion industry.”
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On Monday night, the team at Creativity: Richard, Patrick, Alex, Colin and Bianca attended the worldwide premiere of McQueen at Cineworld in Leicester Square, followed by a reception at Century Club.
Other attendees who came to celebrate McQueen’s legacy included McQueen’s nephew and sister: Gary and Janet. As well as celebrities like Beverly Knight, Amelia Windsor and Lulu Guinness to name a few.
Well done to Peter Ettedgui, Ian Bonhôte, Sofia Martin, Andee Ryer, and Cinzia Beldessari on making such a fantastic film!
McQueen will be released on June 8th!
The team at Creativity are excited for the release of a film we fully financed and post-produced: McQueen!
The film celebrates the rags-to-riches story of fashion icon Alexander McQueen, following his early life, career and his tragic death, and explores themes of mental illness, drug abuse, sexuality and gender. McQueen will be premiering in the UK on June 7th, and will hit cinema screens on June 8th.
For a sneak peak at this stunning, bold and thoughtful film, watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO0Gx3E3KJA
From the 10th May – 14th May 2018, both Patrick Fischer and Richard Kondal will be attending the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
The prestigious film festival has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films, with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.
If you’d like to request a meeting with Richard or Patrick, please email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Managing Director, Patrick Fischer, will be attending this years 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Tribeca celebrates the vast talent and upcoming work within the industry, and this year we are immensely proud to announce that the upcoming biopic documentary MCQUEEN, which was fully financed by Creativity Capital, is being featured in the SPOTLIGHT DOCUMENTARY category.
Directed by Ian Bonhôte and written by Peter Ettedgui, the feature documentary offers viewers an intimate glance into the life of the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen narrated by his closest friends and family.
Creativity Capital will be attending the American Film Market in Los Angeles from the 2nd – 8th of November.
Now in its 38th year, AFM hosts thousands of buyers from over 80 countries, offering the tools and opportunities for producers, distributers and sales agents to showcase their upcoming slates.
For more information visit – http://americanfilmmarket.com
Creativity Capital was in Nova Scotia last weekend for Strategic Partners, one of the world’s foremost co-production markets that focuses on feature film, TV and digital fiction.
As part of the FIN: Atlantic International Film Festival, Managing Director Patrick Fischer was a panellist at the “Strategies for Future Focused, Globally Relevant Financing Plans” session.
Discussing the transformations on traditional financing and the best ways producers present their proposals to financiers, the international panellists contributed a fascinating viewpoint on landing that financial opportunity.
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Creativity Capital’s Investment Director David Gilbery will be at the Frontiers Market in Montreal from the 19th – 23rd of July.
Now in its 9th year, the International Co-Production Market presents 20 FRONTIÈRES films in development (10 European and 10 North American), are presented to leading industry producers, financiers, sales agents, distributors over 4 days.
For more information visit http://www.frontieresmarket.com/en/fantasia