A media & entertainment specialty finance company offering expert advisory and single-source financing solutions
Servicing a broad spectrum of clients across film, TV, animation, sports & other ancillary markets.
Customized loan structuring to meet the needs of diverse clientele and projects.
Deep understanding of tax incentives as an early pioneer of government programs.
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.
ChairmanDon 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.
Stanley F. Buchthal
AdvisorMr. 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.
Vice PresidentMr. Shah joined Grosvenor Park in late 2013 and is also focused on deal analysis, structuring, and execution, as well as asset management. Prior to joining Grosvenor Park, Mr. Shah worked at Barclays in New York City. While at Barclays, Mr. Shah spent time in its Strategic Planning division working to improve profitability of the Capital Markets Group before transitioning to Interest Rate Sales, where he sold interest rate products to hedge funds and other asset managers. Previously, Mr. Shah was an associate within the Sales and Trading division of Citigroup. Mr. Shah holds a dual B.S. in Finance and Marketing from the Stern School at New York University.