Sharon Menzies / Fulcrum Media Finance

Sharon Menzies / Fulcrum Media Finance

 
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Since establishing Fulcrum with See-Saw Films and Barry Sechos in 2008, Fulcrum has assisted in the financed of over 300 film, television and documentary productions.

Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in commercial and business affairs in film finance companies in the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.  While in the United Kingdom, Sharon was Head of Business Affairs for several tax-based film funds, reviewed the library for BBC Films, worked with Portman Film and Television and was an independent advisor to Scottish Screen.  

Sharon started her career in the banking industry, working for Westpac bank, a large Australian bank. In her role at Westpac she was responsible for originating midmarket corporate loans. While at Westpac she also managed non-compliant loans. 

Sharon is currently on the Gender Matters Taskforce, co-president of the New Zealand Screen Production and Development Association and is a member of AACTA.  Sharon has also been an industry representative for the New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Screen Production Grant Panel, an assessor for Screen Australia’s 2015 and 2016 Enterprise Programme and is immediate past president of Women in Film and Television (New Zealand).


Join this Speaker’s Roundtable to discuss:

with Graeme and Sharon the unique investment in Australia’s film and television industry, Media Super invests $60 million in a revolving loan facility to Fulcrum Media Finance. This is used to cash-flow the Australian Producer Offset 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 $150 million in over 100 productions, ranging from feature films such as The Dressmaker, Lion and Breath, to TV favourites like Upper Middle Bogan, Cleverman and Rake.


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Lauren Hillier / Generate

Lauren Hillier / Generate

Graeme Russell / Media Super

Graeme Russell / Media Super