LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Mercantile Bank ("the Bank"), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ: PMBC), announced today that its Entertainment Industries Division (EID) has provided Mike and Marty Productions with financing for its legal thriller BEYOND DECEIT starring Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino. Pacific Mercantile's production financing package consists of gap financing and cash-flowed pre-sales.
"I have known the bankers at Pacific Mercantile for over a decade and have always been impressed with their knowledge of the industry and ability to customize a financing package. It doesn't really matter what we throw at them. They always figure out a way to get it done," said Ellen Wander, Producer of BEYOND DECEIT.
"It has always been our goal to create and maintain long term 'partner' relationships, so it's a real pleasure to be working with Ellen and her producing team again on such an outstanding project," said Adrian Ward, Senior Vice President, Pacific Mercantile Bank.
Scheduled for release in 2016 by Lionsgate Premiere, BEYOND DECEIT tells the story of an ambitious young lawyer who takes on a big case against a ruthless executive of a pharmaceutical company, only to find himself drawn into a murder case in which he is the prime suspect. Two screen titans who have never worked together in their storied careers finally share the screen in the legal thriller BEYOND DECEIT. Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Al Pacino go toe-to-toe in the movie, which marks the feature directorial debut of Shintaro Shimosawa. The cast also features Josh Duhamel, Alice Eve, Malin Ackerman, Byung-Hun Lee and Julie Stiles.
Barry Brooker and Stan Wertlieb are the executive producers and Ryan Black is the co-executive producer. The project was brought into the studio by Brooker and Wertlieb. Film Bridge will handle international sales at Cannes Marche du Film.
Pacific Mercantile Bank is one of the premier lenders to independent film and television producers, distributors and other entertainment-related companies. Since 2009, Pacific Mercantile's EID has extended more than $225 million in financing to independent film and television production companies. Collectively, the EID team has more than 100 years of exclusive entertainment-related experience and has financed more than 750 film and television productions with budgets ranging from $2 million to $65 million.
About Pacific Mercantile Bank
Pacific Mercantile Bank opened for business March 1, 1999. The Bank, which is FDIC insured and a member of the Federal Reserve System, provides a wide range of commercial banking services to businesses, business owners and business professionals through its combination of traditional banking financial centers and comprehensive, sophisticated electronic banking services.
The Bank, headquartered in Orange County, operates a total of nine banking offices in Southern California, located in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino counties. In addition, the Bank offers comprehensive online banking services accessible at www.pmbank.com. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ: PMBC) is the parent holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank.
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