Our Team

 

JEFFREY SOROS

Co-CEO

Mr. Soros is Co-CEO of the Los Angeles Media Fund. Prior to LAMF, Mr. Soros ran Considered Entertainment. Considered’s first production, the documentary A SMALL ACT debuted at Sundance, was shown theatrically and on HBO, nominated for an Emmy, awarded the Humanitas Prize, and raised nearly one million dollars for the scholarship fund depicted in the film. Theatrical releases from Considered include BASMATI BLUES, a romantic comedy musical shot in India with Brie Larson and Donald Sutherland, and RULES DON’T APPLY, written and directed by Warren Beatty. Mr. Soros is the President of the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, President Emeritus of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, and a trustee of the Creative Capital Foundation. Mr. Soros is also Co-Chair of InventTV, a full-service production company that specializes in producing scripted and unscripted television series, specials and live events.

 

SIMON HORSMAN

Co-CEO

Mr. Horsman is Co-CEO of the Los Angeles Media Fund. He is qualified as a lawyer in both California and the U.K, and practiced for many years representing some of the world’s largest technology and new media companies.  From 2003 to 2005, Simon served as Vice President and General Counsel of PriceGrabber, and was integrally involved with the company’s sale. With only $1.5M of outside investment, PriceGrabber sold in 2005 for approx. $485M in cash.  For the next 3 years, 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. Mr. Horsman is also Co-Chair of InventTV, a full-service production company that specializes in producing scripted and unscripted television series, specials and live events.

 

PATRICK MURRAY

Head of Finance

Patrick Murray has over 30 years of experience in the entertainment and financial services industries, with broad experience in finance, business affairs, production, distribution, strategic planning and investment banking in the film and television and related media industries. He has been a senior finance and operations executive for a variety of entertainment companies, including HBO, IMAX Corporation, Avenue Pictures, Trans Pacific Films and InterMedia Film/Equities. Murray has extensive international experience in numerous territories in Europe and Asia.

He has had a significant role in the financing, production and distribution of over 50 independent feature film and television projects. In 2013, Murray developed and helped capitalize the IMAX Documentary Films Production Fund, with total equity investment of $30M. Murray has a BA, MA and MBA all from UCLA.

 

CHER HAWRYSH

Head of Production

Cher Hawrysh is an award-winning film producer with international expertise in film financing and co-production. Her unique combination of creative and business acumen has led to key roles on dozens of features, hundreds of hours of programming, and taken her on location in more than a dozen countries around the world.

She is also a highly regarded business affairs executive who manages financing, banking, distribution, completion bonds, talent negotiations, and tax credit administration.

Cher is an alumnus of Norman Jewison’s Canadian Film Centre (CFC), the Schulich School of Business Media Leadership Program, and a former fellow of the Trans Atlantic Partners and Toronto International Film Festival Studio programs. Formerly based in Toronto and Vancouver, she now calls Los Angeles home.

 

MORGAN EARNEST

Associate

Morgan Earnest leads corporate development & strategy for LAMF. He is responsible for sourcing, valuing, performing due diligence and supervising strategic investments throughout the tech, media and entertainment sectors. He is also involved in the development, financing and production of LAMF’s film & television projects.

Prior to joining LAMF, Morgan was a development executive for writer/director/producer Michael Mann. Morgan started his career with J.P. Morgan and spent several years in financial services. He graduated from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business.

 

YOUSIF NASR

Executive Assistant

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

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