AiF INDUSTRY PRESENTS
We're kicking off 2018 with an evening with the
Echo Lake Entertainment Team!
Echo Lake Management represents established and emerging actors, writers and directors in Television, Film and Digital Programming. In the expanding frontiers of television and digital, and in the changing structure of feature films, ELM's entrepreneurial spirit and thoughtful guidance helps clients find new ways to succeed. ELM represents clients all over the globe and benefits from the reach and international success of the company's production arm, Echo Lake Productions. Since its founding in 1998, Echo Lake Productions has produced and/or financed more than 30 films. The company's films have earned numerous awards including 8 Academy Award nominations and one Academy Award win. Echo Lake is interested in high end specialty films, especially those aimed at a mature audience. The company has a non exclusive deal with FilmNation International with regard to international distribution. Echo Lake also manages the Blue Lake Media Fund, which invests in the company's projects and looks to finance films in the $10 and 30 million budget range. Echo Lake's television division has set up scripted television projects in the US and abroad.
Monday, January 8
Australians in Film's Creative Collective
650 N Bronson Avenue
Los Angeles 90038
As a child, Peter lived in Europe, Asia and South America before settling in Southampton, New York. After graduating with a business degree from Boston College's Carroll School of Management, Peter moved to Los Angeles. Over the course of his career, Peter has worked with some of the most acclaimed artists in film, television and theatre and has developed a reputation for identifying and cultivating exciting young talent and understanding the increasing global presence in the industry. Peter joined Echo Lake in October of 2015.
Dave Brown graduated with honors from Brown University. Starting in an agency mailroom he was promoted to agent where he discovered and brokered the initial deal for James Wan and Leigh Whannell to direct and star in the billion dollar SAW franchise. After transitioning to management, Dave facilitated the deal for the award winning Showtime series DEXTER. Two years ago Brown and his business partner Zadoc Angell moved their management team to Echo Lake Entertainment. Echo Lake's literary and directing clients in the TV realm are working on critically acclaimed series.
Zadoc Angell began his career as a TV Literary Agent at Paradigm, where he worked for seven years. Transitioning to TV Literary Management five years ago, Zadoc joined forces with manager Dave Brown and grew a team of literary managers which they brought with them to Echo Lake in 2013. Angell's journey to Hollywood is not a conventional one. Growing up on a 400-acre dairy farm in rural upstate New York, Zadoc and his sister Amy were integral to his parents' family-run business. The son of a minister and a local politician, Angell pursued his academic and creative endeavors to Harvard University, where he graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in Visual & Environmental Studies: Film. In addition to being a full-time manager, Angell teaches classes in pilot writing at UCLA.
Steve Parkinson is the Director of Finance for Echo Lake Entertainment, focusing on financial models and deal analysis for equity and gap investments. Steve also manages the Blue Lake Media Fund's distribution business.
Before moving to Los Angeles, Steve worked at Goldman Sachs in London in Prime Brokerage and Private Wealth risk analysis and business development. Prior to entering the world of finance, Steve spent time as a script analyst and intern in feature and stage-play development.
Steve graduated from Kings College London with a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Management and received his M.B.A. from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.