The Grosvenor Park Difference
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    A media & entertainment specialty finance company offering expert advisory and single-source financing solutions
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    Servicing a broad spectrum of clients across film, TV, animation, sports & other ancillary markets.
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    Customized loan structuring to meet the needs of diverse clientele and projects.
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    Deep understanding of tax incentives as an early pioneer of government programs.
Our Story

Grosvenor Park Media is a specialty finance company and investment manager focused exclusively on the global entertainment and media industries. We provide tailored financing and consulting solutions to leading creative and corporate partners spanning filmed entertainment, digital media, live attractions, sports, and music. Over three decades, Grosvenor Park has arranged more than $1 billion in financing for 400+ film and television productions, with aggregate production budgets close to $5 billion. Clients include major studios and independent producers across North America, Europe and worldwide.

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Grosvenor Park Media was founded in Toronto in 1982 and became an early pioneer in financing tax incentives for film and television productions. The company was instrumental in collaborating with the Canadian government in the 1980s to develop and foster its production tax incentive program, which fueled tremendous growth in the country’s film and television sector and set the standard for today’s government-sponsored regional tax incentive programs.

Together with our global financing and investment partners, Grosvenor Park’s aim is to enhance our standing as the source for innovative financing solutions for industry leaders in entertainment and media.

Management
  • Don Starr

    Chairman

    Don Starr has never been someone to look back, despite the historic success of his company, Grosvenor Park, which he founded in Canada in 1982 and through which he pioneered tax incentive financing for film and other industries. Mr. Starr remains focused on the present – launching the company’s first proprietary fund with the long-term ability to raise and replenish dedicated capital – and the future – expanding GP beyond its core strength in single-picture film financing into larger packages and into new areas beyond film and television. For more than three decades, Mr. Starr has met the evolving needs of major studios and independent producers across North America, Europe and worldwide, arranging over $1 billion of financing for 400+ film and television productions, totaling more than $4.7 billion in production cost.
  • Joe Kaczorowski

    Partner

    Mr. Kaczorowski joined Grosvenor Park Media as partner in 2008 after three years as president of HOB (House of Blues) Entertainment, Inc., the entertainment and hospitality company which was sold to Live Nation in 2006. This followed eight years as CFO, overseeing all financial and administrative functions of the company. From 1981 to 1996 he was senior vice president of The Cannell Studios, which during his tenure produced such hit action drama series as “The A-Team,” “Hunter,” “21 Jump Street,” “Wiseguy” and “The Commish,” also devoting seven years as a board member of the publicly traded digital music company Napster. Mr. Kaczorowski earned a B.S. from St. John’s University, New York.
  • Stanley F. Buchthal

    Advisor

    Mr. Buchthal has been an advisor to Grosvenor Park Media since 2014. He is a film producer and an entrepreneur in the fields of entertainment, fashion, venture capital, and the environment. In 1998, he founded the Dakota Group Ltd, a New York-based holdings company, making investments in private and public companies, including companies specializing in motion pictures and television. As a film producer, he has produced and executive produced over 20 motion pictures and documentaries. He is the owner of LM Media GmbH, a Zurich-based film & TV company, and Vice President of the Luma Foundation AG, a nonprofit organization established to support the activities of independent artists and other pioneers working in the fields of art, photography, publishing, documentary, and multimedia.
  • Dan Miller

    Managing Director

    Dan Miller joined Grosvenor Park in 2014 and oversees business development and transaction origination for the firm. Over the past decade, Dan has originated structured credit and equity investments exceeding $250mm in a diverse array of entertainment and media industry sectors, including major studio and independent filmed entertainment, and live and location-based entertainment. Prior to joining Grosvenor Park, Dan was a founder and managing partner of Stage Capital Partners, a specialty finance company formed in partnership with Octopus Investments to provide tailored financing solutions for the live entertainment industry. Dan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.A. from Georgetown University. He has served on the national board of directors for Musicians on Call since 2012.
  • Jason Alambra

    Managing Director

    Mr. Alambra joined Grosvenor Park in 2007 and is focused on deal analysis, structuring, and execution, as well as asset management. Prior to Grosvenor Park, he worked with the Strategy and Business Development Group and the International Distribution team at Twentieth Century Fox, joining the studio from the Media Marketing department at Miramax Films. Mr. Alambra transitioned to the entertainment industry from investment banking, having worked at both J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs, where he advised on multi-million dollar transactions in the consumer products industry and technology sector. Mr. Alambra holds an M.B.A. from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and a B.S. from the University of Virginia.
  • Elizabeth Kim Schwan

    Business Development

    Ms. Schwan serves as an ongoing consultant for Grosvenor Park, evaluating scripts, production locations and marketing materials for clients. Prior to re-joining the company in 2012, she headed the international division of Sierra/Affinity as EVP, overseeing sales and distribution of such films as Drive and Ender’s Game. As head of the international division at The Film Department she green-lit the thriller Law Abiding Citizen in 2008. From 2000-07 she was an international sales executive at Lionsgate Films, promoted to Senior Vice President in 2006 where she handled titles including the Oscar winners Monster’s Ball and Hotel Rwanda as well as the Saw franchise. Ms. Schwan holds a B.A. from McGill University.