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Entertainment Industries Financing

The Entertainment Industries Division (EID) of Pacific Mercantile Bank was established specifically to serve the needs of the global entertainment business. We finance movies and TV series as well as provide credit facilities for domestic and international distributors, post-production facilities and other related businesses. We are a full-service lender with the emphasis on service. Our team has over 75 years of exclusive entertainment-related experience. Our goal is to utilize that to provide you with financing solutions that promote the success of your business.

The video below gives insight into how we do project financing for the entertainment industry. As Adrian Ward, SVP/Manager of the Entertainment Industries Division, concludes, we are motivated by the “...sense of satisfaction of getting a deal closed, usually under some pretty tough circumstances, but giving the producer the tools to make it all happen.”

Whether you need production financing in the form of cashflowing pre-sales, tax incentives or gap for a specific project, or a borrowing base facility for your company, we can help. If you’re shooting locally in California, elsewhere in the U.S. or around the world, our expertise can facilitate your production. We know the global distribution business better than any other lender and that knowledge works in your favor to build your business and protect your capital.

We’re active at the American Film Market, Cannes Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Berlin in order to keep up-to-date with the market and establish direct relationships with international buyers. You can also find us participating in conferences and seminars as we look to develop relationships with up-and-coming producers and other professionals.

In other words, we take the time to know your business so your business can grow and succeed in as many ways as possible.

Contact us to learn more:

  • Adrian Ward, Senior Vice President, Division Manager, Entertainment Industries Division

  • Randi Greenberg, Vice President, Entertainment Industries Division

  • Kristen Brainard, Vice President, Entertainment Industries Division

  • Debbie Maisch, Personal Banking Officer, Entertainment Industries Division

  • Or call our department number: 310.860.3000