Hollywood Banker

Hollywood Banker

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Cast:

Frans J. Afman
Kevin Costner
Oliver Stone
Paul Verhoeven
Mickey Rourke

Producers:

Rozemyn Afman
Felice Bakker
Rosan Boersma
Thomas den Drijver
Aemilia van Lent
Sander Verdonk
Denis Wigman

Writers:

Rozemyn Afman
Pieter van den Berg (Contributing)

Director:

Rozemyn Afman

Genre:

Documentary / Biographical / Culture

Websites:

IMDB
Bulldog Film Distribution

Synopsis:

Over more than decade Frans J. Afman was instrumental in financing films such as ‘Platoon’, ‘The Terminator’ and ‘Dances with Wolves’; as well as in the rise of the leading independent production companies such as Cannon, Hemdale and Carolco!

As the success grew, ambition of others turned into greed. People of dubious character and credentials began to involve themselves in the independent film industry. People like Giancarlo Parretti, a former Italian waiter turned investor. Immediately, Frans did not trust Parretti, but his boss at Credit Lyonnais ruled against him. Parretti became a major player in the independent film business and took over MGM with money he had lent from Credit Lyonnais. Frans left the bank in protest. It wasn’t long before Paretti and MGM started losing billions leading both the old studio and bank into bankruptcy.

And so the Dutch banker left the stage as swiftly as he had entered, but not without leaving behind a great legacy of independent films and forever changing the way films are financed!

Director Rozemyn Afman tells the story of her father’s life and times, and how he not only influenced the world of filmmaking in Hollywood, but also her own life.

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