LONG BEACH, Calif--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thunder Studios Capital Management, an in-house capital management division arising from a joint venture between Thunder Studios, Inc. and Struans Media, Inc., has attached $4 million in funding for the P&A of the independent film Nine Eleven. The film, currently in production at Thunder Studios, stars Charlie Sheen, Whoopi Goldberg, Luis Guzman, Wood Harris and Olga Fonda.
Thunder Studios formed a joint venture with Struans Media to support the studio’s existing business units and provide additional capital for the Thunder Studios family of companies, as well as oversee all strategic side-by-side capital relationships and investor relations. Struans Media manages the division. The new capital commitments include support for P&A of specific projects in development at Thunder Studios, as well as co-productions, film acquisitions, traditional and digital content production, mezzanine and gap capital, and acquisition capital for strategic business alliances.
Thunder Studios is a vertically integrated, full-service production studio in Los Angeles that empowers creators across commercial, traditional and digital platforms. The studio sits on more than 200,000 square feet of space and houses 20 production stages.
Thunder Studios CEO Rodric David commented, "Our joint venture with Struans Media is an integral component of Thunder Studios’ strategic plan. The P&A and film finance funds advance Thunder Studios’ mantra of empowering creators, and I’m pleased to be working with the Struans team.”
Struans Media Chairman and CEO George Malasek said, “This is an exciting opportunity for our company. Partnering with Thunder Studios allows us to reach certain milestones at an accelerated pace due to the unique positioning of the studio with its linear and non-linear business model and assets, and an experienced and capable management team that is executing its forward-thinking approach. Thunder Studios Capital Management will play a significant role in the industry and in the growth of the studio.”
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About Thunder Studios
Thunder Studios, founded by CEO Rodric David in 2013 and located in Long Beach, operates the largest independent, full-service production facility in California, including full-time, in-house production teams and resources. Thunder projects range from theatrical release films, television shows, music videos and commercials to digital web series, influencer-based shorts and short form social media content. The studio also runs a 24-hour equipment rental house, a designated virtual reality stage with 200+ digitally rendered sets, and a YouTube certified multichannel network. For more information, visit www.thunderstudios.com, or follow them on Twitter (@Thunder_Inc), Instagram, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Struans Media
Struans Media, Inc. is a global media investment and asset management company under the guiding principles of a traditional European-style merchant bank with offices in North America, Europe and the Middle East. Struans Media is focused on the ownership, development, production and acquisition of media and entertainment properties, and maximizes the exploitation of these properties utilizing both traditional and non-traditional distribution channels. The company is led by CEO George Malasek and COO John Cole.