Los Angeles Media Fund has a top-flight management team with decades of combined experience in entertainment, media and technology.

We have a reputation for moving quickly and decisively

Launched in 2014 by Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman, Los Angeles Media Fund is a multi-faceted entertainment company with a primary focus on the development, financing, and production of features, documentaries and television. We sponsor storytellers who create innovative content and challenge audiences. The firm also has several strategic investments with partners in scripted and unscripted television, live events, and recently launched a sports management firm.

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THE TEAM

In 2008, Jeffrey founded Considered Entertainment. There he produced the Emmy-nominated, Humanitas Prize-winning documentary A Small Act. Jeffrey also produced Rules Don’t Apply, written and directed by Warren Beatty, and Basmati Blues with Brie Larson. Since 2014, Jeffrey has been Co-CEO of Los Angeles Media Fund (LAMF), which is active in film, TV, music, and sports.

Jeffrey Soros

CO-CEO

Simon has over 25 years of experience as a California (and UK) lawyer representing some of the world’s largest media and technology companies. In 2003, Simon served as VP and General Counsel of PriceGrabber, and was integrally involved with the company’s sale for $485M. Simon was the CEO of Future Films (US), at the time a major film finance company, where he raised funds and provided structured finance for independent films. Since 2014, Simon has been Co-CEO of the Los Angeles Media Fund, a full-service production and finance company. Simon is also a partner in Beyond Athlete Management, a sports agency representing numerous athletes, and Co-Chair of InventTV, a leading unscripted production company.

Simon Horsman

CO-CEO

Morgan oversees day-to-day operations, corporate development, content strategy, production finance, financial planning & analysis, and strategic investments throughout the tech, media, and entertainment sectors for LAMF and its portfolio companies. Prior to joining LAMF, Morgan was a development and production executive for writer / director / producer, Michael Mann. Morgan started his career with J.P. Morgan Investment Management and spent several years in financial services. He is a graduate of Tulane University.

Morgan Earnest

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

As EVP of Creative, Luke oversees day to day development, packaging, and strategy for LAMF’s slate of film and television projects.  He worked at wiip Studios before joining LAMF, launching their film slate with Ana Lily Amirpour’s MONA LISA AND THE BLOOD MOON and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s upcoming BLACK FLIES.  Luke began his career in the Media Finance Group at CAA, where as an agent he focused on packaging and arranging financing for independent director-driven films including Claire Denis’ HIGH LIFE, Gaspar Noé’s CLIMAX, Fisher Stevens’ PALMER, Heidi Ewing’s I CARRY YOU WITH ME, and Joe Talbot’s THE LAST BLACK MAN IN SAN FRANCISCO, among others.

A proud Detroiter, he graduated from Pepperdine University with a dual degree in Film Studies and International Studies.

Luke Rodgers

EVP OF CREATIVE

An Executive Producer and creative force, Sergio is committed to making culturally impactful content for leading networks. Responsible for the development and production of original programming, ranging from live events to specials and numerous critically-acclaimed reality series. Extensive knowledge and expertise in the areas of sales, finance, development, and distribution. Production highlights include over 50 live specials and awards shows, including the Emmys, Grammys, American Music Awards, the 2008 Presidential Inauguration, and the Music Rising Concert, which benefitted the victims of Hurricane Katrina. In addition, Sergio has also produced shows such as “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City”, “Bringing Up Bhabie”, “Into Alaska”, “Chad Loves Michelle”, “LA Ink”, “The Rachel Zoe Project”, “The Next Big Thing”, “BBQ Pit Masters”, “Swamp People”, “Next 15” and more.

Sergio Alfaro

PRESIDENT OF LATIN DIVISION

Andrew Blau has twenty-four years of experience in film production working as a production manager, production supervisor, and coordinator. His credits include Crash, Seven Psychopaths, Roman J. Israel, Esq., and Velvet Buzzsaw. He also line produced the feature film A Marine Story, which won multiple awards on the festival circuit. Andrew is a Princeton graduate.

Andrew Blau

SVP OF PRODUCTION

Kanani Datan joined LAMF’s Business & Legal Affairs department in 2020. Prior to joining LAMF, she worked as an associate attorney for Donaldson + Callif where she primarily represented production companies in all stages of their projects including finance, development, rights acquisition, production, clearance, distribution, and trademark. She also worked in-house for the NFL and Platform One Media and as a law clerk for Lowe & Associates, an entertainment litigation firm. Kanani received her B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Southwestern Law School with a concentration in Entertainment & Media Law with honors. She is a member of the California State Bar.

Kanani Datan

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS & LEGAL AFFAIRS

Since moving out to Los Angeles from Houston, TX, in 2013, Yousif Nasr has interned at production companies such as Bold Films and Oddlot Entertainment, worked in production for two seasons on the TNT show “Rizzoli & Isles,” served as director Michael Mann’s assistant at his production company Forward Pass Inc., and worked for the CFO at Participant Media. Yousif graduated from The University of Texas A&M with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Yousif Nasr

COORDINATOR

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