Bennett Pozil
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United States

East West Bank


EVP / Head, Corporate Banking

The entertainment-lending team Pozil oversees has loaned over $4 billion since 2011 to finance the production and distribution of film and TV projects in the U.S. and China. In recent months, East West has put together financing for Bona Film’s investment in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Alibaba Pictures’ credit facility for covering its studio investments in projects such as the sixth “Mission: Impossible” and Perfect World’s senior debt facility to finance its investment in Universal’s film slate. The company also funds local content in mainland China — including the upcoming Jackie Chan-John Cena feature “Project X” — and arranges facilities in the new-media space for the likes of social content company Fullscreen, mobile gaming outfit Scopely and podcast net Wondery.


  • East West Bank
  • Natixis
  • CES Asia


  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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