Screen Talk – Anne Sheehan
THE DARK ART OF FILM FINANCE with Anne Sheehan
Anne Sheehan acts as a finance and business affairs consultant for a number of media clients including Magnolia Mae Films. Between 2014 and 2018 she structured the finance and executive produced nine films for clients: Chef, The Tale of Tales, Miss You Already, Eye in the Sky, Brimstone, The Limehouse Golem, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, The White Crow and Official Secrets.
In 2013 she created a 15-year, £55m business plan for Locksmith Animation, which successfully launched in April 2014.
From 2009 to May 2013 she was Director of Film Finance for Prescience responsible for the finance and business affairs of 17 of their film investments, including The Guard and The King’s Speech.
Prior to joining Prescience in 2009, she acted for a number of Film Fund clients. From 1999 to 2003 she was Director of Finance and Business Affairs at Renaissance Films.
Having qualified as a UK chartered accountant, she began her film career with Warner Bros, and was subsequently a Financial Controller for Palace Pictures, BBC Films, PolyGram Film International and FilmFour.