Bennett Pozil
Courtesy of East West Bank
United States
2021

East West Bank

Bennett
Pozil

EVP / Head, Corporate Banking

Pozil and his team at East West Bank extended in excess of $1 billion in recent months, funding projects including Roland Emmerich’s $140 million sci-fi epic “Moonfall,” the Gerard Butler-toplined thriller “The Plane,” the Judy Blume adaptation “Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret,” Marc Forster’s “White Bird” and the Starz series “Heels,” along with hundreds of hours of TV produced by Tyler Perry. East West structured corporate facilities for mobile gaming giant Scopley, audiobook publisher Podium and kid-focused media company Moonbug. A pioneer in cross-border U.S.-China financing, Pozil has cut many headline-making deals of late, including Perfect World’s $250 million debt facility for Universal’s film slate and Bona Film’s investment in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.”

Career

  • East West Bank
  • Natixis
  • CES Asia

Education

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

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2020 Variety500 Honoree

Philanthropy

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