Phil McKenzie

Company:

Goldfinch Entertainment

Position:

COO

Website:

www.goldfinch.co.uk

Twitter:

@goldfinchent

Phil McKenzie is COO and Co-Owner of Goldfinch, a UK group of indie entertainment companies spanning finance, production, and ventures.  His strength lies in strategising, negotiating and constructing deals at both a corporate (Epic Games, Talent House, Creative England, Sky, ITV, BBC) and a production level (credited on 50+ titles).

He has a network that spreads across all levels and areas globally of the creative industries; talent, agencies, broadcasters, sales agents, distributors and funders.  Phil innately spots opportunities and develops partnerships with a focus on building long term value but also bankable revenue streams.

Prior to Goldfinch, Phil worked in marketing, strategy and operations across a variety of sectors, including hospitality, food and drink, professional services and entertainment.  Having completed a Masters in Politics from Edinburgh University, he joined the graduate management scheme at Mitchell’s & Butlers eventually taking a role of Commercial & Marketing Manager for a number of their largest brands. 

Phil moved on to take the position of Marketing & Business Development Director at Nyman Lisbon Paul, one the the U.K.’s leading entertainment industry advisory practices. Fast forward to now and Goldfinch have raised and deployed over £200m in 8 years and been involved in over 300+ productions across film, tv and video games.  Also this year Goldfinch have launched ‘The No.44’, a  genre production label and horror podcast series, and will open the first international studio and post production facility in the North East of England in partnership with local Government.

List of film/TV credits and experience: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm9631982/  

You can also follow Phil's other twitter accounts here:

@firstflightspro

@thenumber44film

@selectorsagency

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