Jeff Andrick has over twenty years of entertainment finance and related experience. Through his boutique advisory company, XL.Ent Media Group, Mr. Andrick’s clients have ranged across financial institutions, Forbes 400 and other private investors, large US and international equity interests, studio-based and independent production companies, international sales agents and U.S. distributors.
XL.Ent engagements have included strategic advisory, planning and modeling for production, distribution, P&A, international and U.S. soft money structures, corporate M&A, video game development and publishing, television production, media buying, bridge/finishing funds, distressed and other library transactions, and a music label restructure. Mr. Andrick maintains an active group of client engagements with occasional ongoing strategic and/or principal roles in funding and corporate ventures. Mr. Andrick has evaluated, negotiated and arranged financing for hundreds of films, and has extensive global industry relationships in film and new media.
Mr. Andrick previously served as Managing Director of Continental Entertainment Capital, a specialty financing venture with Citigroup, which deployed a variety of debt, mezzanine and equity capital through project, slate, corporate and structured finance transactions. Mr. Andrick helped found and ran the Entertainment Industries Group at Comerica Bank, a US$50B commercial bank, where he served as First Vice President and Group Manager and was responsible for all industry lending and related banking activities. Mr. Andrick also helped found and build the Entertainment Industries Group at Imperial Bank, and began his entertainment finance career at City National Bank in 1987. Mr. Andrick performed an asset management/ investment role with Shearson Lehman Hutton’s real estate investment banking unit, and separately helped form an international real estate joint venture. Mr. Andrick holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University (Netherlands), Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, and resides in Los Angeles.
INSTRUCTORS & GUEST SPEAKERS
ALEJANDRO LEDA - FILM DISTRIBUTION
JEFFREY ANDRICK - FILM FINANCING
RUSSELL BOAST - CASTING DIRECTOR
NICK TABRI - WRITER / DIRECTOR / EDITOR
VIRGINIE BOURDIN - VFX ART DIRECTOR
EDDIE J. FERNANDEZ - STUNTS
ACE CRUZ - DIRECTING / PRODUCING
RICHARD MORSE - ENTERTAINMENT LAW
CONNIE COOPER - ACTING
TIM STORMS - STUNTS
DUSTIN ELLIS - SCREENWRITING
LANE RAICHERT - STORYBOARDING / SCRIPT WRITING & VIDEO GAME PRODUCTION
JAIME MOSS - FILMMAKING
PENCY KINNARD - VFX
PEPPI TSUI - VFX