Magazine article Screen International

Larrikin Launches Catalina Capital

Magazine article Screen International

Larrikin Launches Catalina Capital

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The Weinstein Company has secured first-look privileges on the $50m fund announced by former Dune Entertainment chairman Greg Coote and private equity executive David Calvert-Jones.

Under the deal Harvey Weinstein, a longtime friend of Australian entrepreneur Coote (pictured), will take his place on the greenlight committee and gets first dibs to distribute and handle international sales on projects backed by Larrikin Entertainment's new vehicle.

Catalina Capital will finance studio and independent product. The first project is currently in development and will be announced shortly.

Former Silicon Valley Banker and venture capital expert Larry Lopez will lead the company's finance division and assume responsibility for raising capital with bases in California's Silicon Valley and Perth, Western Australia.

"There is a need in the marketplace for a well-informed, independent fund," said Coote. …

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