Barry Navidi  / President & CEO

As a producer, friend, and confidant to some of the greatest legends of world cinema, Barry Navidi has been privileged to work with John Huston, Lauren Bacall, Robert Mitchum, Michael Caine, Paul Scofield, Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, John Hurt, Sean Connery, Jeremy Irons, Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Chastain, and many more.

Barry Navidi graduated in 1985 from The London Film School receiving a Postgraduate Degree in the Technique and the Art of Filmmaking. While in film school, Navidi forged a long and lasting friendship with Danny Huston, which led to a professional and personal relationship with the entire Huston family.

In 1987, Navidi produced John Huston’s last film as an actor, “Mister Corbett’s Ghost” financed by John Paul Getty, Jr. and directed by Danny Huston. The same year Navidi served as production consultant on “Mr. North” starring Angelica Huston, Lauren Bacall and Robert Mitchum and finally, he worked on the production of John Huston’s last directorial effort, “The Dead” (1988) starring Angelica Huston and based on the story by James Joyce. In 1990, Navidi moved to Los Angeles, where during the next four years he developed and packaged a number of film projects at Columbia Pictures, Paramount, Universal, Fox and Warner Bros. In 1993, he met Marlon Brando and worked as a production consultant on “Don Juan DeMarco” (1994), “The Island of Dr. Moreau” (1996), as producer on “Divine Rapture” (1996), and again as production consultant on “Free Money” (1998) and “The Score” (2001); all films starring Marlon Brando. In 2001, Navidi co- produced, with Debra Winger, “Big Bad Love,” a film directed by Arliss Howard, starring Debra Winger and Rosanna Arquette. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2001. In 2004, Navidi produced the critically acclaimed adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. The film premiered both at the Venice International Film Festival and Toronto Film Festival in 2004, and, subsequently, had a Royal Premiere in London in the presence of HRH Prince Charles benefiting The Prince’s Trust.

In 2008 Navidi produced “Wilde Salomé” based on Oscar Wilde’s play ‘Salomé” starring Al Pacino and Jessica Chastain, directed by Al Pacino. The film launched the career and ensuing stardom of Jessica Chastain, premiering at both the Venice International Film Festival and Dublin Film Festival in 2012. The film version of the play “Salomé” also produced by Navidi was completed in 2013 and premiered in 2014 at the British Film Institute, London. Recently, Barry Navidi, as Al Pacino’s producing partner, served as production consultant on both “The Irishman” (2019) and “Hunters” (2020). Additionally, as a producer, together with Mr. Pacino, they have a number of film and TV projects currently in development, including “King Lear” based on the play by William Shakespeare, “Modigliani”, “Family Flaw”, and “Man On The Rock” based on the last years of Napoleon.

London and Los Angeles based Barry Navidi is a member of The British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), Ambassador to The Prince Charles’ Trust, The BFI Friend and Board of Directors, and The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles.

Bianca Goodloe / Business Affairs

Bianca Goodloe is an attorney specializing in entertainment law and film finance, representing international private equity investors, private entertainment lenders, tax credit brokers, investment managing companies, sales agents, production companies and talent agencies.

She has advised on over 2 billion USD in independent and studio film financing and distribution (including the franchises of Nicholas Sparks, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Lara Croft, Rush Hour, the Borne franchise, the Mission Impossible franchise, etc.) for Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, New Line Cinema, Universal Pictures, Miramax Films, Endemol Group B.V., MGM, Tristar, Sony, Netflix, and an array of independent producers, comprising in excess of 250 feature film and television productions. A particular area of her focus has been on international co-productions as she is a member of the California Bar Association, the New York Bar Association, the Washington D.C. Bar Association, a registered foreign advocate with the European Union.

In addition to advising on the development, financing, production and distribution of film and television productions, multi-media content, equity/debt media investment structures, licensing/sales agreements within all media, bridge, mezzanine and senior debt facilities, housekeeping deals, first look and second look deals, P&A and merchandising commitments, bi- and multi-lateral co-production deals, above/below the line talent deals and related production legal agreements, Ms. Goodloe has also advised the U.S., European and other governments on audiovisual production tax credit policy (Czech Republic, Romania, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Bhutan, Singapore, India, Connecticut, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, etc.). Concurrent to her participation in Goodloe Law, Ms. Goodloe has also architected innovative insurance-backed products underwriting studio P&A risk.

Finally, Ms. Goodloe is also an adjunct professor at New York University (her alma mater) and University of California Los Angeles.

Panelist/Moderator on:
Screen Singapore, Winston Baker Film Finance and Co-production Panel
Toronto International Film Festival, Independent Film Finance
Cannes Film Festival, Financing and European Co-Production
Sundance Film Festival, Social Impact Film Investment
Tribeca Film Festival, Guerilla Filmmaking
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, State of Film Distribution
Palm Springs International Film Festival, Innovative Investing in Film
BFI, London, English Language Co-production Film Financing