You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Fund To Back Indie Pix

Independent producers’ rep John Pierson, in association with Island World, has created a $5 million fund designed to help filmmakers finish independent feature films.

The New York Completion Fund will provide financial support to filmers who have completed principal photography on their independent features in return for equity investments.

There is no minimum number of projects over the next two years, but Pierson says $500,000 generally will be the maximum investment in any one film.

The Island World company was formed recently through the merger of the film interests of record entrepreneur Chris Blackwell and international film financier John Heyman. The $5 million fund was created in a blind pool.

Pierson stressed that the New York Completion Fund is not handing out loans but is looking to invest in low-budget, films.

More Scene

  • ‘Working Above The Line’ panel, The

    Academy's Third Annual Careers in Film Summit Inspires Young Creatives

    Independent producers’ rep John Pierson, in association with Island World, has created a $5 million fund designed to help filmmakers finish independent feature films. The New York Completion Fund will provide financial support to filmers who have completed principal photography on their independent features in return for equity investments. There is no minimum number of […]

  • Josh Radnor Ben Lee

    'Saved By a Story' Benefit Raises Money for Charity — and Builds a Community of Storytellers

    Independent producers’ rep John Pierson, in association with Island World, has created a $5 million fund designed to help filmmakers finish independent feature films. The New York Completion Fund will provide financial support to filmers who have completed principal photography on their independent features in return for equity investments. There is no minimum number of […]

  • Oprah Celebrates 'Wisdom of Sundays' With

    Oprah Winfrey Celebrates New Book 'Wisdom of Sundays' With Star-Studded Gospel Brunch

    Independent producers’ rep John Pierson, in association with Island World, has created a $5 million fund designed to help filmmakers finish independent feature films. The New York Completion Fund will provide financial support to filmers who have completed principal photography on their independent features in return for equity investments. There is no minimum number of […]

  • Ava DuVernay Gala in the Garden

    Celebrities Talk Weinstein's Academy Expulsion at Hammer Museum's Gala in the Garden: 'We Have So Far To Go'

    Independent producers’ rep John Pierson, in association with Island World, has created a $5 million fund designed to help filmmakers finish independent feature films. The New York Completion Fund will provide financial support to filmers who have completed principal photography on their independent features in return for equity investments. There is no minimum number of […]

  • Goldie Hawn, Diane Sawyer and Melanie

    James Corden Doesn't Hold Back on Weinstein Jokes at Star-Studded AmfAR Gala L.A.

    Independent producers’ rep John Pierson, in association with Island World, has created a $5 million fund designed to help filmmakers finish independent feature films. The New York Completion Fund will provide financial support to filmers who have completed principal photography on their independent features in return for equity investments. There is no minimum number of […]

  • Andy Serkis Student Academy Awards

    Student Academy Awards Honors Winners From New York to China

    Independent producers’ rep John Pierson, in association with Island World, has created a $5 million fund designed to help filmmakers finish independent feature films. The New York Completion Fund will provide financial support to filmers who have completed principal photography on their independent features in return for equity investments. There is no minimum number of […]

  • 'Same Kind of Different as Me'

    'Same Kind of Different as Me' Stars: It's a Turning Point for Women in Hollywood

    Independent producers’ rep John Pierson, in association with Island World, has created a $5 million fund designed to help filmmakers finish independent feature films. The New York Completion Fund will provide financial support to filmers who have completed principal photography on their independent features in return for equity investments. There is no minimum number of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content