Flame Media Group is expanding into areas outside of the usual production and distribution business models and is offering a suite of fully integrated services to content producers and buyers across all platforms.
As part of its expansion Flame Media has launched a new corporate advisory service focused on independent producers, led by group CEO and founder John Caldon.
Keen on challenging existing models and exploring new ways of approaching old problems, John Caldon, through Flame Advisory, is now working with a number of producers, channels and platforms to help them develop financially sustainable businesses and service their production cash flow requirements.
Flame Advisory has assembled a team with the financial skills necessary to help producers access government, industry and philanthropic funding; to access production loans, cash flow facilities, and other areas relevant to the funding of content – all while considering foreign exchange implications of cross border transactions.
And through Flame Corporate Limited, the group is now authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to advise UK companies on Mergers and Acquisitions and the raising of Corporate Finance.
Former Deputy CEO and Head of Investment Banking at Macquarie Bank, John Caldon established Flame Distribution in 2010 and has overseen its development into a multi-faceted international media organisation.
The Flame Media Group now consists of two production companies (Wildflame Productions based in Cardiff and Flame Germany GmbH based in Munich) and distribution company Flame Distribution with offices in London, Sydney and Singapore. It has a Footage Clipping division, helping producers monetise their archive and is involved in the brokering of international co-productions via the Flame Co-production Alliance.
John Caldon commented: “I am truly happy to have added another string to our bow. Understanding financing, production and distribution places Flame in a unique position to assist producers in securing funds and cash flow facilities for productions. It is our goal to be part of the media industries growth and enable producers to achieve their ambitions.”