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Entertainment Banking

The entertainment business is our business.

A small group of Beverly Hills entrepreneurs 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.

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.

Unique software solutions.
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.

Entertainment Banking Solutions

Specialized Lending³

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


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.

Custom Financing³

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



Equipment Leasing & Financing⁴

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

Wealth & Investing

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

International Banking⁵

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.

Banking Tailored for Family Offices

Our team has significant client service experience in the family office industry. We understand your business model as the primary trusted partner and are here to support you and the clients you serve.


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. AgilLink is an RBC company and is an affiliate of City National Bank.

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

3. All loans, lines of credit, credit cards and other types of financing are subject to credit approval by City National Bank. Residential Mortgages are subject to credit and property review and dapproval. Additional terms and conditions apply. Not all applicants will qualify. Home equity lines of credit are not available in Texas.

4. Aircraft financing is subject to credit approval by and the submission of documentation acceptable to First American Equipment Finance. Equipment financing and leasing are offered by First American Equipment Finance, a subsidiary of City National Bank, and are subject to credit approval by, and documentation acceptable to, First American Equipment Finance. For California clients: Loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license.

5. While Foreign Currency Deposit Accounts are FDIC insured up to allowable limits, they are subject to exchange rate risk. Exchange rate risk is the risk of fluctuations or change in the value of the foreign currency, which are inherent in foreign exchange markets. Foreign currency valuation may be impacted by numerous economic, political and social factors as well as supply and demand and government intervention, control and adjustment. Clients should be aware of the risks involved and are solely responsible for any and all decisions relative to foreign currency transactions.