EXCLUSIVE: U.S. film financier The Forest Road Company has appointed an advisory committee comprising Spotify board member Tom Staggs, former COO of Disney; Michael Hackman, CEO of Hackman Capital Partners and The Culver Studios; director Jon Turtetaub (The Meg); and producer Effie Brown (Dear White People).
Also on the committee will be documentarian Deborah Oppenheimer (Foster); David Nasaw, Founder of Metropolitan Real Estate Equity Management; and Jeff Assaf, Founder & CIO of ICG Advisors, who will also serve as Forest Road’s Strategic Advisory Committee Chairman.
Forest Road lends money against film tax credits for movies with budgets ranging from $100,000 to $10M. It also provides accounting and tax credit administration services. Zachary Tarica is CEO of the LA and New York-based firm, which also makes real estate and renewable energy investments. Films backed by the firm include Human Capital, starring Liev Schreiber; Separation, directed by William Brent Bell; the Jamie Bell drama Skin; and Maggie Gyllenhaal starrer The Kindergarten Teacher.