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PRODUCTION FINANCING

Show Business is our Business. 

  For over 65 years, City National has been behind-the-scenes creating unique solutions that cater to the unique industry that is film and tv production. Whether in front of or behind the camera, City National provides concierge style services for studios production companies, producers, foreign and domestic distributors, sales agents, bond companies and others delivering the right financial solutions, so you can focus on what matters most to your production.

Solutions Tailored to Your Goals

Your team will work to solve problems and help you achieve your goals by taking a broader, more complete perspective of your production's needs. 

  • Project Financing1 to create strategic borrowing plans as new opportunities and needs arise.
  • Lines of Credit1 that provide access to a revolving line of credit for your working capital needs. 
  • Equipment Financing2 solutions customized to your goals with First American Equipment Financing, a subsidiary of City National Bank.

Solutions for Peace of Mind

Your time is valuable, so we are here to assist you every step of the way — from finance management to ordering equipment and managing vendors. 

  • Treasury Management services that regulate, preserve and optimize your day-to-day cash management needs.
  • FilmTrack3 cloud based software that handles entertainment rights, availabilities, contracts, brand licensing and the most complex financials all in one place.

Looking for an easier way to manage entertainment rights?

Learn about an entertainment studio's path for a secure, cloud-based rights management system to keep up with today’s complex and rapidly changing digital marketplace.



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1. All loans, lines of credit and other credit facilities offered by City National Bank are subject to credit approval and additional terms, conditions and eligibility requirements apply. 

2. 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.

3. FilmTrack is an RBC Company and subsidiary of City National Bank.