LOS ANGELES, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- United Media Capital, LLC ("United Media") announced it has launched a $400 million film and television financing joint venture bringing the funding efforts and capabilities of Beartas Capital Partners ("Beartas Capital"), American United Entertainment ("American United") and Struans Media, Inc. ("Struans Media") together under one banner. United Media will manage, produce, develop and distribute feature film and television properties with budgets reaching $100 million USD.
United Media's JV member, American United and its founder Robert Rodriguez, most recently announced a $200 Million capital commitment from HAN Pictures & Media Corp. and is making that capital available to be managed and co-administered by United Media. HAN Pictures & Media Corp. is the US entity and its sister entertainment production unit of the global financial conglomerate HAN Group and HAN Capital Management founded by Dr. John Liu, PhD, a former Citigroup senior executive and SAC Capital Management trader and Senior Managing Director.
The purpose of the United Media joint venture is to bring additional management, production and funding capabilities to compete globally and deliver truly compelling projects for global film and television audiences. United Media has created its initial slate of projects for this year and plans on announcing the first film project shortly.
Robert Rodriguez said, "Our new joint venture with Struans Media and Beartas Capital marks another important strategic partnership that will support our overall goal of raising 1 Billion dollars for our media ventures. We are looking forward to working with our new partners and creating commercially successful entertainment for Global audiences."
Dennis Lorrig of Beartas Capital stated, "Joining the three entities under the United Media banner brings together the relationships and core competencies for United Media to be positioned as a major influencer in media finance. I am looking forward to making the first of many films for world-wide audiences."
George Malasek, Struans Media's founder and CEO said, "I'm excited to be a part of this venture which will bring additional financing capabilities to pictures with a global audience and added value to Struans Media and its stakeholders. I am confident the joint venture will be a very impactful and powerful contributor to the entertainment industry."
About American United Entertainment:
American United Entertainment is a Media, film and Television Company, which finances, produces, develops, acquires and distributes content for film and television Global Markets. AUE also handles funds and acquisitions in the media and entertainment sector in order to maximize profitability in their sector.
About Struans Media:
Struans Media, Inc. is a 'Global Media Investment & Asset Management Company with a presence in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Struans Media is focused on the ownership, development and acquisition of media properties and maximizes the exploitation of these properties utilizing both traditional and non-traditional distribution channels. Struans Media is continuously pursuing the growth of a portfolio of equity stakes in companies that feed into the value chain of entertainment content, development, production, acquisition, financing, distribution and marketing.
About Beartas Capital Partners:
Beartas Capital Partners is a Struans & Co, LLC related specialty entertainment finance, structured finance, merger, acquisitions, and capital formation strategies boutique that assists entrepreneurs and executives to maximize the growth and value potential of their businesses. Beartas focuses its advisory and structured finance services to the Media & Entertainment sector as well as Real Estate, Energy and technology sectors.
About Han Capital Management
Han Capital Management operates a media and investment company in China and the United States which backs the development of motion pictures, television and digital related projects distributed globally. HAN Group was founded by Dr. John Liu, the former Citigroup senior executive and SAC Capital Management trader and senior Managing Director, a China and US hedge fund and investment fund manager, with a three-year deal to produce 15 films with China's Han Capital Management and its sister entertainment production unit, HAN Pictures and Media Corp Ltd.
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