Finn Bruce

Investment & Development Associate

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Events
  • Film
  • Producing
  • Excel
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Diary Management
  • Travel Management

Work history

Currently

Investment & Development Associate

Derby Street Films

Sep 2013
  • Derby Street Films is a unique film investment and development vehicle, currently developing over 20 film projects for leading producers with some of the industry’s top names, including; Jason Bateman (HORRIBLE BOSSES), John Moore (DIE HARD, BEHIND ENEMY LINES), Benedict Cumberbatch (THE IMITATION GAME) and Lawrence Bender. • Joined in Aug 2013 as Assistant to CEO Nicola Horlick • Travelled with and coordinated Nicola's travel schedule with monthly trips to LA and major film markets often involving over 60 meetings in 5 days. • In January 2014 promoted to Development Associate, acting as the personal reader for the Development Exec. • Tasked with carrying out appropriate Due Diligence on each project and creating Investment Proposals and coverage on all potential projects.

2015

Investment Associate

Glentham Capital

Aug 2013 - Aug 2015
  • Glentham Capital are a fund management and production company who are raising a US$250+ million film production fund to fully finance independent films (extending Senior Debt, Gap/Mezz, Bridge and Equity). • Assist the CEO and Chairman with all issues relating to Business Affairs, Investor Relations and script analysis. • Designed and created the fund’s investment decks and multi-slate presentations.

2014

Co-founder & Creative Director

The Gentleman’s Journal

Apr 2012 - Jan 2014
  • • Successfully set up and ran ‘creative and content’ on the luxury men’s online and bi-monthly print magazine, The Gentleman's Journal. • As Creative Director, responsible for the overall look across all platforms. • Responsible for managing company staff as well as liaising between large teams of key contributors across image, advertising, copy and design to execute and deliver a professional publication on time and in budget. • As a company director I was also responsible for the continual growth of the company and maximising opportunity’s to expand the business, including setting up the e-commerce site, YouTube channel and Instagram page (now with +69k followers) as ancillary revenue streams.

2013

Executive Assistant

Movie Package CO

Mar 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Worked as Executive Assistant to MD’s Shaun Redick and Raymond Mansfield in their LA office during the screening and sales of ‘IN THE BLOOD’. Involving co-ordinating key sales screenings at Cannes Film Festival.

2013

Runner

Les Misérables, Factor, Top Gear and Downton Abbey

Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

2012

Researcher

Sky

May 2012 - May 2012
  • • Researcher for Sky News Royal and Historical Commentator over the Queens Diamond Jubilee weekend. • Covering all topics of Royal History, Pageantry, Music, Military and much more.

Education

2010

Media Studies, Photography Music Tech

Hurtwood House

Aug 2008 - May 2010
  • A Levels

2008

Drama, Design, Dance, Science, Maths, English

Bedales School

Aug 2003 - May 2008
  • GCSE's

Awards

2013

London Marathon

  • Ran the 2013 London Marathon to raise over

2003

Speech and Drama Exams

  • Over 5 years I took 11 exams in Effective Communication, Effective Text Speaking, Solo and Duologue Acting, Performance Arts and Senior Proficiency. Achieving a standard of Grade 7 across each.

2000

The Beacon Fellowship

  • Short-listed for the