A new organisation has been formed to promote Guernsey as an
international centre of excellence for the financing of independent
Guernsey Film has been established by a group of local finance
industry professionals, in conjunction with the Island's
Richard Garrod, former head of the film tax team at Mazars and
co-chair of Guernsey Film, said: "When recently moving to
Guernsey I was impressed by the level of expertise and depth of
knowledge of film transactions within the Island's finance
industry. Guernsey Film has been specifically established to
leverage this expertise and provide a full financial service to
During the last 10 years, increasing numbers of independent film
finance professionals have been coming to Guernsey to source their
financial requirements when putting together production
Guernsey Film includes experts in legal, banking, insurance, tax
structuring, fund management, investment funds and intellectual
property, all of which provides for a holistic approach to film
productions irrespective of budget size.
Peter Niven, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance – the
promotional agency for the Island's finance industry, said:
"Over the last 50 years Guernsey has built a strong reputation
as a leading international finance centre. One of our great
strengths is that we have developed experience and expertise in
providing a wide range of financial products and services.
"This means that we have an extremely broad offering
– including banking, legal and tax advice and
intellectual property services – to meet even the most
disparate needs of independent film producers. I am very excited
about the potential for Guernsey Film and we are looking forward to
working with the group to substantially increase the amount of that
business that comes to the Island."
Guernsey Film welcomes enquiries from professional advisers and
producers looking to effectively structure production finance.
Richard Garrod and Ben Tustin acting as co-chairmen can be
contacted through firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben Tustin, co-chair of Guernsey Film, said: "We have been
structuring tax efficient investment into films over the last 10
years across the whole spectrum of requirements from pre-production
to release. Guernsey Film is now the conduit between film producers
and finance professionals to ensure a rapid, all inclusive
provision of financial services."
Members of Guernsey Film include: Ben Tustin, Marlborough Trust
Company; Richard Garrod, Confiance Fund Services Limited; Paul
Blackwell, Deloitte; David Sheil, Alternative Risk Management
(ARM); Sean Hill, Barclays Wealth Management; and Stuart Tyler,
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