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Money that performs like you do.

You know what it takes to perform at the highest level. Serving the entertainment industry for more than 65 years, we know what it takes for your money to do the same.

Call an Entertainment Banking expert at (213) 355-2168

The entertainment business is our business.

A small group of entertainment insiders created City National Bank in 1954 to get the highly personalized banking services their jobs demanded. Today, we provide the same level of service in entertainment hubs across the country, including Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, Atlanta and Miami.

Created for your craft.

Our unique position as the bank built for the entertainment industry allows us to evolve with it, crafting custom solutions for everyone from athletes, actors and musicians to distribution companies, talent agencies and everything in between. 

Average just won't cut it.

Fluctuating paychecks. Unpredictable expenses. The average financial solutions are meant to serve the average person — not you. Your extraordinary talent creates extraordinary circumstances that call for extraordinary, tailored solutions. 


Find Your Team

As committed to the game as you are.

We team up with business managers, agents, wealth planners and accountants to help athletes and their families achieve financial success. We work with more than 400 sports professionals, leagues and  associations, participating in corporate transactions involving leagues and teams in the NBA, NHL, MLB and NFL. 

Your go-to crew.

As trusted financial advisors for half the shows on Broadway, City National's Theater Banking group brings an unmatched level of expertise to every production we support. Serving producers, theater companies, theater owners, general managers, nonprofits and other industry-related companies, we're behind the scenes managing a full suite of financial products and solutions. 

Harmony behind the scenes.

With services for labels, artists, performing rights organizations and music publishers, our team tailors financing, treasury, payments and operations solutions to meet the high-volume demands of the music industry. No matter what’s happening on stage or on the road, your Relationship Manager is just a phone call away. 

Where culture meets craft.

With more than 65 years of specialized experience in Latin Entertainment, our team has a deep appreciation for what you do and why you do it. From inspiration and ideation, to writing, producing, designing and performing, our experts become the trusted financial advisors you need to bring your ideas to life.

Financing that puts film production first.

Decades of experience give us a unique appreciation for the special requirements of production lending. From financing a short film to big budget movie financing, we work behind the scenes coming up with financial solutions so you can focus on what matters most to your production.


Entertainment Banking Solutions


Custom Financing

We frequently accommodate complex transaction structures, flexible terms, and luxury estate, jumbo and super-jumbo mortgages.

 

 

Accounting Solutions

Solutions and integration tools that connect your accounting system with the bank, making it easier and faster to expedite collections, control payments and manage cash.

Specialized Lending

Library and working capital financing, film, television and video game production financing, and tailored lending solutions for the theater industry.

 

International Expertise

Competitive foreign exchange rates, foreign currency deposit accounts, hedging strategies and contracts to mitigate foreign exchange rate risk, standby letters of credit, and international market insights. 

Wealth & Investing

Through our network of providers, we offer comprehensive wealth planning, investment management1, brokerage services2, retirement planning, and personal and business trust services.

 

Equipment Leasing & Financing

Access the latest in video production, recording, studio and sound equipment, transportation equipment, office buildouts, business and private aircraft, and more.  

David Korins Design

"I think of the folks at City National as trusted collaborators who understand the big vision and the ultimate goal."

 

David Korins

Creative Director & Designer

 

Related Products & Services

65 years of serving the entertainment industry has given us the expertise to know what your industry needs. Many of our solutions — like the ones below — were developed specifically with you in mind.

Datafaction³

Accounting services for family offices, business managers, CPAs and sports management firms.

Exactuals⁴

Innovative SaaS solutions for complex payments in the entertainment industry.

 

FilmTrack⁵

Rights management software to help you streamline the complex rights landscape.

 

Private Banking

Personalized plans to help you grow, protect, and transfer your wealth.

 

Major entertainment client. Award-winning payment solutions.

Find out how we helped our client create a powerful end-to-end payment solution and real time reporting.

FAQs


We offer specialized entertainment lending options for intellectual property rights, music catalog financing, video game financing, sports franchise financing, airplane financing and more.

Our Entertainment experts understand the value of the varying types of intellectual property and can help with monetizing royalty and licensing streams associated with name and likeness rights, music catalog financing and film financing.

Yes we do. Whether you're purchasing an entire airplane or a share, we work to help our clients find the best solution to meet their goals.

City National Bank, its affiliates and subsidiaries, as a matter of policy, does not give tax, accounting, regulatory or legal advice. Rules in the areas of law, tax, and accounting are subject to change and open to varying interpretations. You should consult with your other advisors on the tax, accounting and legal implications of actions you may take based on any strategies presented taking into account your own particular circumstances.

1. Investment management services provided by City National Rochdale, LLC, a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Registered Investment Adviser and wholly owned subsidiary of City National Bank. As with any investment strategy, there is no guarantee that investment objectives will be met and investors may lose money. Diversification does not ensure a profit or protect against a loss in a declining market.  All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest.  Past performance is no guarantee of future performance.

2. Brokerage services provided by City National Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of City National Bank.

3. Datafaction is an RBC company and is an affiliate of City National Bank.

4. Exactuals is an RBC company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of City National Bank.

5. FilmTrack is an RBC company and a subsidiary of City National Bank.