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Media release: Elevate Production Finance announces appointment of Shana Levine



Melbourne-based private film finance group, Elevate Production Finance (EPF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Shana Levine as Head of Production Investment.

With more than twenty years’ experience as an award-winning producer, executive producer and, commissioner across features, documentary and television drama, Levine is the latest addition to the team at Elevate, which also recently appointed industry stalwarts, London-based film financier and producer Charles Auty as Chief Operating Officer and Brisbane-based entertainment and finance lawyer Ted Cawrey as Head of Legal & Business Affairs.

EPF’s Managing Director, Craig McMahon says, 'Having Shana join our team means Elevate can now provide a superior end to end service to productions, bringing a wealth of experience to the group, along with Charles and Ted.’

Levine says, ‘I am thrilled to be joining Elevate, especially at such an exciting time for the Company, with its impressive upcoming and recent slate of projects and its capacity for growth – particularly in light of recent announcements, including keeping the feature film offset at forty percent.’

‘I am also excited by Elevate’s capacity to lend to projects that are likely to be eligible for thirty percent, even though the legislation is currently only twenty or forty percent, which is a first in this market.’

Levine’s recent credits include Consulting Producer on Gold, starring Zac Efron; Co-Producer on Bosch and Rockit (Luke Hemsworth) and executive producer of the film Pemulwuy (late-stage development). She also produced and executive produced Charlie & Boots (Shane Jacobson, Paul Hogan), Till Human Voices Wake Us (Guy Pearce, Helena Bonham Carter, Strange Bedfellows, Salute, and Chasing Asylum by Academy award winner director, Eva Orner.

Shana has most recently been an original films and content strategy consultant for Australian streaming service, Stan with upcoming projects to be announced.

She is also a former Senior Production Investment Manager and Senior Lawyer at Screen Australia, where she managed feature film and television drama projects including The Dry, Ride Like A Girl, Relic, Storm Boy, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Safe Harbour, Romper Stomper, Miss Fisher, Five Bedrooms, Stateless, Safe Harbour, The Gloaming, Tomorrow when The War Began, The Unlisted, The Bureau of Magical Things, and Bluey. 

Elevate has helped fund a growing number of significant films, including George Miller’s highly anticipated Three Thousand Years Of Longing starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton, War Of The Worlds starring Eva Longoria and Blacklight starring Liam Neeson, Black Site- produced by Basil Iwanyk and starring Michelle Monaghan, Jai Courtney and Jason Clarke and the Film Nation produced project, Misanthrope – directed by Academy Award nominee and BAFTA winner Damián Szifron, starring Shailene Woodley and Ben Mendelsohn.

 

EPF welcomes enquiries from production-ready producers via its website: elevatepf.com 

 

SHANA LEVINE - HEAD OF PRODUCTION INVESTMENT - ELEVATE PRODUCTION FINANCE