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ABOUT SPORT
OF KINGS

From the outside, the world of Polo seems almost impossibly glamorous: a private elite club of millionaires and royals, of champagne parties and horses. It is all these things, but look closer and there is so much more - it is a guts and glory high adrenalin sport, a world where a talented kid from the ghetto can rise to become a sought after sporting sensation, a lab for refinement of animal husbandry and the latest cloning techniques, a place where women battle men for a level playing field, where Adonis-like Argentinean gauchos rub shoulders with Irish horse traders and the future King of England shares jokes with grooms on work experience.

Crossing the globe from Argentina, to Australia, the Middle East to the USA and with exclusive and never before permitted access to the world’s top clubs and players, from the Guards in Windsor Park to the Santa Maria Polo Club in Sotogrande, Spain and the International Polo Club in Palm Beach, USA.


SPORT OF KINGS will be an immersive and epic journey following the human stories of players, patrons, club staff, supporters, horses and horse trainers, commentators, mentors/trainees and grooms. From canapés to mucking out, it will offer a multifaceted portrait in chiaroscuro of the sport - and the lessons it teaches us about the fast evolving world we live in, where the new rich of emerging nations, meet with the increasingly impoverished old money of the English shires.

We will follow the drama, challenges, emotional roller-coasters and the setbacks that our principal characters experience across a single British Polo season. Telling the stories of training, passion for the sport, ambition, showing the sacrifices, obstacles and the challenges that our characters face while preparing for the confrontations on the field, as they approach the climax of the season and as they strive and fight to reach final victory against all odds and face fierce competition from their unbeaten Argentine rivals at the Gold Cup in Spain.

The film makers

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

After humble beginnings Heritage have forged their own path in the media, TV, film business,  working with only with the very best in the industry.

Heritage Media was formed in May 2012. Initially Heritage Media was formed purely for the funding of one equity project but has quickly grown. From focussing on financing solutions for film productions, Heritage has used its knowledge and experience to launch Heritage Development and Productions, an innovative media financing, development and production business and now offers the following services to the Film and Media Industry:

  1. Equity Finance
  2. Stop Gap & Super Gap Funds
  3. Final Phase Equity Finance
  4. Bridge Finance
  5. Post Production Finishing Funds
  6. SIPP Investments
  7. Sourcing Locations
  8. Sourcing Acting talent
  9. Sourcing Production talent

After months of research and development on a slate of films, Heritage Productions has teamed up with Golden Mile Productions and NEW BLACK FILMS, who they felt are the very best in the business, to produce this powerful and compelling feature documentary and TV series, Sport of Kings.

We are extremely proud to be associated with New Black Films, and firmly believe awards are imminent
— Jason Phillips, CEO Heritage Media

Further exciting announcements will be made in connection with other productions under development in coming months.

Discover more about us at  www.heritagemedia.es

FILM MAKERS

New Black Films is a London based production company founded in 2010 by filmmakers James Erskine and Victoria Gregory. Innovative and ground-breaking, New Black Films is one of the worlds premium sports theatrical producers and has extensive experience of bringing sporting stories to the big screen. Previous films include ‘One Night In Turin’, ‘From The Ashes’ and ‘The Battle of the Sexes’ which have played to thousands of screens worldwide.

This year has seen the global release of their latest film ‘Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist’, telling the tragic story of one of cycling's iconic heroes, Marco Pantani. Currently in post production is ‘Shooting For Socrates’, a comedy drama based on the true story of the Northern Irish football team and the World Cup 1986 starring John Hannah (The Mummy), Richard Dormer (Good Vibrations), Conleth Hill (Game of Thrones) and break out performance by Art Parkinson.  Previous releases also include, One Night in Turin (2010), The Battle of the Sexes  (2013), and From The Ashes (2011)

Discover more about us at  www.newblackfilms.com

 
 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

The Golden Mile Productions team of directors have a sound track history of working with high standard TV and film productions within the UK and internationally. The team have worked with individuals sourcing TV broadcasts, filming locations in UK and Marbella for top UK & European TV Shows.

 In addition GMP have gained considerable experience working with high calibre film companies within the Bollywood, Indie and Horror industry which reached Cannes Film Festival and also Portobello Film Festival, securing recognition and receiving awards. However we specialise in all genres.

 They specialise in the following areas as well as working with selected affiliated partners within the industry:

  • Sourcing and arranging filming locations for both TV & Film
  • Film & TV Distribution
  • Film Investment

Discover more about us at  www.goldenmileproductions.com


The Investment Opportunity

Filming on location in Argentina - 2015

Filming on location in Argentina - 2015

 

As an Example

1. Polo Debt Investors can expect a 20% investment premium* and a 50% share of net profits pro rata pari pasu, sitting first in the recoupment schedule. 

2. 'Heritage Development and Production Ltd' SEIS / EIS Investors can expect a 20% investment premium* and a 50% share of net profits pro rata pari pasu, sitting second in the recoupment schedule. Also significant tax relief opportunities as shown below, and opportunities to further compound returns on other productions during the three year investment period.

 

SUMMARY TAX RELIEFS: SEIS 

  • Income Tax relief of 50% on a maximum investment of up to £100,000 per tax year (with ability to carry back relief to prior tax year).
  • Profits on sales are Capital Gains Tax Free (versus 28%) provided that shares are held for at least three years.
  • Investors can take advantage of 14% CGT mitigation by investing in SEIS companies.
  • Capital loss relief of up to 45% of net investment after income tax relief of 50%, representing total tax reliefs of 72.5% of the original investment.
  • Full Inheritance Tax Relief after 2 years.

 

SUMMARY TAX RELIEFS: EIS

  • Income Tax relief of 30% on a maximum investment of up to £1,000,000 per tax year (with ability to carry back relief to prior tax year).
  • Profits on sales are Capital Gains Tax Free (versus 28%) provided that shares are held for at least three years.
  • Investors can take advantage of CGT deferral relief by investing in EIS companies.
  • Capital loss relief of up to 45% of net investment after income tax relief of 30%, representing total tax reliefs of 61.5% of the original investment.
  • Full Inheritance Tax Relief after 2 years.

 

*Estimated returns

 The above examples are for information purposes only and are not offered as advice. UK residents wishing to participate in this promotion must fall into the category of sophisticated investor or high net worth individual as outlined by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).For more information and to see if you qualify, please contact Heritage Media by emailing info@heritagemedia.es


GOLDFINCH ENTERTAINMENT

The EIS & SEIS structures and investment will be managed by Goldfinch Entertainment, the investment arm of industry leading Entertainment Accountants, Nyman Libson Paul.

In 18 months Goldfinch have raised and deployed over £22 million into film and entertainment projects and are seen to be industry leading in both the entertainment and investment sectors. Led by MD Kirsty Bell, a successful film producer and a tax specialist who has spent much of her career at top-ten accountancy firms. This combined expertise has seen her focus on the structuring of film companies and their finance raises since 1996 – a period in which she has raised over £100m for the industry. To date there are 83 companies under the Goldfinch brand with a range investments covering; EIS, Insurance backed EIS, SEIS, SEIS fund, Gap  and Private Equity projects. Visit us at www.goldfinchentertainment.com


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