Film funding reaches new Horizen

Real estate company to finance movie prods

PARK CITY — Gotham real estate venture Horizen Global has launched film banner Horizen Global Prods., which will offer investment schemes to fund both real estate and film ventures.

The production banner’s first film, writer-helmer Doug Sadler’s “Swimmers,” made its debut in Sundance’s American Spectrum section Saturday.

Horizen’s business model will allow investors to simultaneously put capital toward film productions and real estate ventures. Investors can choose to put money solely into film projects and can choose which pics they want to back.

Concept is designed to protect the investor’s financial commitment through the stability of a real estate arm.

“Through our unique financing model, we offer a lower-risk opportunity to our investors,” said Michael Yanko, who runs the company with Eran Conforty, Lisa Green and producer Ophira Dagan.

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Horizen’s Conforty said that invested funds would be split, with 80% going to the company’s New York real estate ventures and 20% into film projects.

Horizen’s slate includes “The Kirlian Dance,” penned by Trip Brooks.

Before joining HGP, Dagan co-founded the indie film production company FrameWork Pictures.

Company is repped by Cinetic Media.