Bennett Pozil
Courtesy of East West Bank
United States
2020

East West Bank

Bennett
Pozil

EVP / Head, Corporate Banking

Pozil’s entertainment division continued to find funding for productions during the pandemic, including over $100 million for Tyler Perry’s new episodic series shot in his Atlanta production bubble. He’s been active in new media, securing deals for mobile game distributor Scopely, podcast leader Wondery and 88rising, a music platform for Asian artists. Of late, East West has arranged financing for Bona Film’s investment in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Alibaba Pictures’ credit facility for its studio investments such as the sixth “Mission: Impossible,” Perfect World’s senior debt facility to finance its investment in Universal’s film slate and funding for the Jackie Chan-John Cena feature “Project X-Traction.”

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

Philanthropy

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