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Lance Young

Film financier and Advisor

Is a film financier and advisor at various media and entertainment companies. He has most recently advised or worked with GTCR, Guggenheim, Imagi, CitiGroup, 3M, Beijing Film Studio, DreamWorks Animation, Starz Animation, Be Wild, and Cinemalogical LLC. Mr. Young has structured or consulted on over 20 film finance deals including Chef, Hacksaw Ridge, The End of Tour, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For and Machete Kills, among others From 1999-2009, Mr. Young was Head of Creative Affairs and Production for DreamWorks Animation. At DreamWorks, Mr. Young maintained oversight in development and production of films from inception through release. During his tenure DreamWorks Released 8 films including Shrek, Shrek II, Shark Tale, Shrek the Third, Bee Movie, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and How To Train Your Dragon. Before that, Mr. Young wrote and directed Bliss, a critically acclaimed love story for Columbia Pictures. He began his career at Paramount Pictures and Warner Brothers where he served as a senior executive on over 30 major motion pictures including Top Gun, The Hunt for Red October, Days of Thunder, Black Rain, The Pelican Brief, and Dennis the Menace. Mr. Young currently lectures worldwide in the area of 3- D Technology and Production. Mr. Young graduated from Harvard Business School and the USC Cinema/Television program where he subsequently taught as a professor in the Peter Stark Program.

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Cristian Turrini

Management and Legal Work

Has over 20 years experience in management and legal work. Turrini was appointed as the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Calypso Wireless Inc., a publicly traded company in the technology and telecommunication space. Previous to his employment with Calypso, Mr. Turrini worked for private companies and law firms as Director of Legal Affairs in the areas of corporate, international and entertainment law. In his capacity as Director of Legal Affairs, Mr. Turrini represented and assisted companies and individuals in numerous industries and areas, including general business, corporate, securities, telecommunications, entertainment, print and music publishing and distribution. He also worked as the Director of the Public TV in Paraguay where he was responsible for content and overall management. Mr. Turrini graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from Brigham Young University in 1995 and also holds a Juris Doctorate degree and took advance courses in Intellectual Property Law and Business Development from the J. Reuben Clark Law School and Harvard Law School respectively. He also completed the Negotiation Master Class at Harvard Law School.

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Michael Scordino

Business

Has over 30 years experience in business and in particular, as it relates to media and content creation – a seasoned executive with strategic experience in many different industries across the globe. A deep thinker with strong analytical skills and numerous years of leadership, innovative M&A, restructuring and corporate finance experience. Mr. Scordino has worked successfully with writers, directors, talent, agents, major studios such as Warner Brothers, Columbia Pictures, MGM/UA, and production financing banks and investors. As Chairman and CEO of Spectrum Entertainment Group PLC he raised over ₤250 million for the provision of off-balance sheet and motion picture production financing. Mr. Scordino coordinated, developed and produced several RKO motion picture remakes (The Thing and Cat People) that were made and released by Universal Pictures and worked with Sony Pictures Entertainment in structuring the financing of various films including Closer and Layer Cake. Mr. Scordino has financed, produced and distributed over 40 feature films worldwide and provided off-balance-sheet, structured and GAP financing to independent distributors and producers in the U.S. and Europe. Mr. Scordino was principal architect and organizer in the structuring and execution of a multi-level entertainment event for the Chinese Government and the Beijing Olympic Committee in Qingdao.

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Geraint Howells FCA

Chartered Accountant

Is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years experience with various media and entertainment clients. Geraint set up his own media and entertainment focused accountancy practice in 2010 having for 20 years been a Partner and head of the entertainment division at two leading top 20 firms of accountants. He has taken clients on to the Alternative Investment Market (AIM), assisted in the negotiation of a number of corporate acquisitions and disposals, carried out valuations of film libraries and production slates in support of capital raising equity issues and music publishing catalogue valuations for major banks. He has also carried out multi-territory film distribution and music royalty audits for a number of major international producers and rights holders. He represents a number of performers, producers, production companies and trade bodies, advising on accounting and taxation issues as well as commercial matters including raising capital. He assists a number of trade bodies with their seminar programs speaking on a range of finance and taxation focused subjects.

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Lincoln Phipps

Film producer and Entertainment Industry Executive.

Is a film producer and entertainment industry executive. He is currently developing and producing films under the banner Phipps International Pictures with both feature narrative and documentary projects targeting global markets and audiences. Spanning a career of 20 years in the entertainment industry, Mr. Phipps has accrued vast experience in music, talent management, media technology and film production which culminated in first production entitled "Hollywood Don't Surf", a documentary featuring Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and John Milius. (slated for release in 2017). As producer, he conceived story, arranged both financing and co-production partnership with MacGillivray Freeman Films ("Everest", "Living Sea") and private equity investor William S. Price III, co-founder of Texas Pacific Group. Mr. Phipps' producing credits over past six years also include the documentary "Tropicalia" (2011) featuring Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, and "American Mustang" (2013) featuring Daryl Hannah. From 2008-2016, concurrent with independent production, he consulted for Americas Film Conservancy (AFC), a non-profit dedicated to restoring, preserving and protecting film treasures of the Americas. As production executive and program director at AFC, Mr. Phipps' tenure at AFC also encompassed film co-productions and financing partnerships resulting in AFC titles "Dirty Hearts" (2012), "Rio, I Love You" (2014) and "Sangue Azul" (2015). Mr. Phipps began his career in the music industry merging his talent management company UK/LA Artists with I.R.S. Records founder Miles Copeland, manager of artists such as The Police, Sting, The Bangles and Peter Frampton among others. Transitioning into film industry, he worked with Paramount Pictures Features Legal and was subsequently hired as general manager at PR and indie film marketing firm Dennis Davidson & Associates MediaTek division. At DDA MediaTek, Mr. Phipps was promoted from GM to COO, building a client roster of both technology and film finance companies including Intermedia, Hyde Park Entertainment, C2 Pictures Mario Kassar/ Andy Vajna, Technicolor Digital Cinema, Boeing Digital Cinema, Warner Home Video, Sony, Texas Instruments and Final Draft. Mr. Phipps graduated from the University of Los Angeles, California with a B.A. degree in political science.

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Jeremy Bolt

Film Producer

First film was Shopping starring Jude Law (Channel Four Films). Bolt has produced such films as Event Horizon (Paramount) and Soldier (Warner Bros), Resident Evil (Sony Screen Gems) being the first movie under the Impact Picture’s joint venture deal with Germany’s leading independent distributor, Constantin Film which grossed over $100M worldwide. He produced 2004’s Resident Evil: Apocalypse for Sony Screen Gems and has produced films such as The Dark, DOA: Dead Or, an adaptation of Tecmo’s best- selling videogame franchise, and the third movie in the block-busting Resident Evil franchise in 2007, Resident Evil: Extinction which grossed $150M worldwide. He produced the 4th film in the Resident Evil franchise which was released in the Fall of 2010 and generated $300M worldwide. Action horror Resident Evil: Afterlife was shot in 3D for Constantin Film and Sony Screen Gems. As well as producing big budget genre movies, he has also produced such content as the art house film Vigo for Film Four, Stiff Upper Lips (starring Peter Ustinov), There’s Only One Jimmy Grimble and The Hole for Pathe Pictures. In 2012 he won an Emmy for the family film Lost Christmas starring Eddie Izzard. In 2013, Resident Evil: Retribution broke world records in Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Russia and Latin America. To date the Resident Evil franchise has grossed over $900m theatrically. With the next installment due next year it will cross the one billion mark.