Mark Adair

Lorton entertainment launches new content fund

Following the unprecedented success of hit Amazon Prime documentary ROONEY, London based film producers and distributors Lorton Entertainment have today announced the launch of their new content fund investing in drama and documentary across film and television.

The news quickly follows Lorton’s announcement that ‘BECKER’ – a new, definitive film on the life and career of Boris Becker with exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the former-Grand Slam champion is nearing completion and attracting global interest from streamers and studios.

Moving away from their traditional model of financing individual films, Lorton Entertainment has launched the Lorton Media Fund; which will give the company the agility to work with the “best creative talent – as well as providing investors with excellent potential returns.”

Lorton Entertainment has been able to raise significant capital after a run of 17 hit films in the last six years alone. Their track record includes Oasis: Supersonic, Diego Maradona and Bros: After the Screaming Stops. These major cultural successes have encouraged investment from long-term investors for future production projects.

As a finance, sales, production and distribution group, Lorton Entertainment was founded by CEO Julian Bird and a consortium of private financiers in 2016. Their founding principle, which remains to this day, is to bring the strict discipline of the financial world into the film and television content sector.

Julian, who worked in the City of London before setting up Lorton Entertainment, said: “The new fund is the realisation of our vision that has been six years in the making. We have steadfastly proved our calibre during this time with a range of diverse productions that we’re incredibly proud of.

“Just as importantly, our films have given us the track record to demonstrate to the investors in the Lorton Media Fund that this new business model will present incredible opportunities for upcoming filmmakers alongside established award-winning talent. No longer will we have to adhere to the much slower film-by-film funding model.

“We believe that our new structure will support our next phase of growth by continuing to grow our track record on a platform which is underpinned by corporate governance and is fully aligned with the expectations of our investors.

“The fund will revolutionise the way in which we operate as we continue to produce a mix of documentary and drama content.”

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