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Lorton Entertainment announces new content fund

Film producer and distributor Lorton Entertainment has unveiled a new content fund for investment in drama and documentary work across film and TV, the company announced on Friday (May 13). The ...
May 13, 2022

Film producer and distributor Lorton Entertainment has unveiled a new content fund for investment in drama and documentary work across film and TV, the company announced on Friday (May 13).

The Lorton Media Fund, which is administered by Oakbridge Fund Serves (Jersey) Limited, will be one of the largest private investment funds focused on UK content. The fund was made possible thanks to the company’s recent successful track record on films like Rooney, Oasis: Supersonic, Diego Maradona (pictured) and Bros: After the Screaming Stops.

The news follows Lorton’s recent announcement of Becker, a film about the life and career of former Grand Slam tennis champion Boris Becker.

Lorton was founded in 2016 by CEO Julian Bird and a consortium of private financiers, with the aim to bring the discipline of financial work to film and TV content.

“The new fund is the realization of our vision that has been six years in the making. We have steadfastly proved our caliber during this time with a range of diverse productions that we’re incredibly proud of,” Bird said in a news release.

“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.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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