Max joined Fulcrum in February 2018 as Business & Legal Affairs Manager and was given the new title of Head of Business & Legal Affairs in January 2020. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Max was a Lawyer at Holding Redlich, a national Australian commercial law firm. Max’s legal experience includes working in a wide range of areas of commercial law, including intellectual property, banking and finance, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporate compliance, competition and consumer law, privacy and commercial disputes. Max’s experience in the media and entertainment industries includes a clerkship in the entertainment practice group at Melbourne based law firm Marshalls + Dent, as well as internships in the screen production industry and with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Copyright Enquiry and the Ella Project in New Orleans, United States. Max currently serves on the negotiating committee representing the Screen Producers Association of Australia in the renegotiation of the Actors Feature Film Collective Agreement, is a committee member of the Arts Law Centre’s Hearts for Arts Law Committee and has been a Volunteer Solicitor at Marrickville Legal Centre since 2017. Max holds a Bachelor of International Studies and Law from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, is admitted to practise law in New South Wales and is registered on the High Court of Australia’s Register of Practitioners. He is currently an MBA candidate at the University of New South Wales Australian Graduate School of Management.
In a unique investment in Australia’s film and television industry, Media Super invests $80 million in a revolving loan facility to Fulcrum Media Finance. This is used to cash-flow the Australian Producer and PDV Offsets and provide access to pre-sale advance loans for film and television productions across Australia and New Zealand. Since 2010, they’ve invested more than $250 million in over 150 productions, ranging from feature films such as The Dressmaker, Lion and Breath, to TV favourites like Upright, Bluey and Rake.