Bay Point provides debt financing and growth capital for production, distribution and infrastructure to the film and television industries. Our financing solutions include senior, bridge and mezzanine loans, preferred equity, royalty lending and studio construction loans. Bay Point Advisors LLC, the parent company of Bay Point Media, is a privately held firm based in Atlanta specializing in customized lending solutions.
With its state-of-the-art production facilities, skilled work force and media savvy capital providers, Georgia has become a leading destination for blockbuster films like Hunger Games, Black Panther, X-men and Jumanji, as well as TV series including Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, and Ozark. Diverse, natural landscapes, thriving urban centers and rich history add to the state’s allure. In 2019, production companies spent nearly $3 billion in Georgia; industry sources estimate that 50% of US production takes place in the state.
We have diverse lending experience to local studios, production companies and individual projects.
We know the Georgia market, and have the state and local connections to make things happen.
We have deep Hollywood relationships and understand the needs of producers, studios and others.
We are highly flexible, with the ability to invest in any part of the capital stack.
In January 2020, Bay Point became a preferred equity investor in Trilith Studios, the second-largest, purpose-built studio complex in North America, with 24 soundstages on 700 acres.
A young boy discovers a caged tiger in the woods near his home. He must decide whether to let it go or keep it captive.
The film stars Queen Latifah and Dennis Quaid.
Two movie producers who owe money to the mob set up their aging movie star for an insurance scam to try and save themselves. But they wind up getting more than they ever imagined.
The film stars Robert DeNiro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman.
FREDDY, a petty criminal, is on the run with a bag full of cash and drugs. He's way over his head and hurt bad. With a bullet in his gut, he's running out of time. FAST.
The film stars Machine Gun Kelly, Travis Fimmel and Kevin Bacon.
A family adventure where a teen boy longs to step into his late father’s quest of chasing and researching storms.
The film stars Alec Baldwin, Skeet Ulrich and Anne Heche.
A music executive’s dreams of becoming the most powerful man in the industry come with unexpected turns as he must maneuver through them. Even if some call him insane.
Written and directed by Timothy Bogart, the film stars Jeremy Jordan, Michelle Monaghan and Sebastian Maniscalco.
Bay Point undertook its first Hollywood project with a November 2017 investment in Bento Box Entertainment, an Emmy-winning animation studio owned by Fox Entertainment.
In April 2020, Bay Point served as senior construction lender for Cinelease Studios – Three Ring, a purpose-built media campus located in Covington, Georgia, "the Hollywood of the South."
Chandler Rierson serves as a manager of Bay Point Media, an entertainment sector advisory unit of Atlanta-based customized lender Bay Point Advisors. As a certified public accountant, Rierson brings financial expertise to Bay Point Media, focused primarily on film and television financing in Georgia. Involved in project evaluation, deal negotiation and structuring, he also serves as executive producer of company-financed feature films, which include The Tiger Rising, starring Dennis Quaid and Queen Latifah, and The Comeback Trail, starring Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman.
As a senior associate at Bay Point Advisors since May 2018, Rierson has focused on business development, portfolio management and underwriting as Bay Point has further expanded into loan origination. From 2015-18 Rierson was involved with private equity and venture capital funds at global fund administrator Trident Fund Services. He began his career with regional CPA firm Windham Brannon. Chandler Rierson graduated from Oglethorpe University with a B.S. in Accounting and Business/Management.
With three decades of entertainment experience as an actor and producer, Rob Moran serves as a manager of Bay Point Media, an entertainment sector advisory unit of Atlanta-based customized lender Bay Point Advisors. An L.A. transplant now living in Atlanta, Moran brings deep Hollywood relationships to Bay Point Media, focused primarily on film and television financing in Georgia. Involved in project sourcing and evaluation, he also serves as an executive producer of company-financed feature films, which include The Tiger Rising, starring Dennis Quaid and Queen Latifah, and The Comeback Trail, starring Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones and Morgan Freeman, having executive produced such projects as Arkansas with Liam Hemsworth and produced the comedy Lez Bomb, winner of the Bentonville FilmFestival.
As a longtime actor, Moran is best-known for his roles in Farrelly Brothers comedies, such as There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber and Me, Myself & Irene. His acting career, which spans close to 60 projects, also includes four seasons of the dramatic television series “South of Nowhere” and guest spots on “CSI: Miami,” “The West Wing” and “Hatfields & McCoys.” Moran is a graduate of Emerson College with a BFA in Performing Arts.
Chandler Rierson brings financial expertise to Bay Point Media, focused primarily on film and television financing. Involved in project evaluation, deal negotiation and structuring, he also serves as executive producer of company-financed feature films.
More than three decades of entertainment experience, including acting roles in Farrelly Brothers comedies There’s Something About Mary, Dumb & Dumber, Kingpin, and Producer of films like Lez Bomb, winner of the Bentonville Film Festival.
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