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David Molner

Senior Vice President/Worldwide
Corporate Business Development 
Viacom Entertainment Group/Paramount Pictures

United States

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David Molner is the founder and managing director of Screen Capital International, a specialist in the financing of assets and companies in the media, entertainment and sports industries. Screen Capital has four principal lines of business and is a proprietary investor, market maker and/or arranger of capital, depending on the segment. Its Foreign Structured Finance unit, operated in partnership with Future Capital Partners, designs, sources the capital for and administers non-US, tax-advantaged investment partnerships focused on entertainment assets in markets such as the UK and Germany. SCI's US-focused Tax Credits business, operated in partnership with Stonehenge Capital, is one of the largest purchasers of state tax credits in the movie business and of the few "50-state" purchases to have conducted volume business with majors and mini-majors as Paramount, Warners, Disney, Summit, The Weinstein Company, Lionsgate and others. As of 2013, SCI had successfully executed over $9 billion of transactions.

SCI's media lending activities occur through its relationship with Aramid Entertainment Fund, a 2006 vintage fund whose assets under management reached a peak (prior to the 2008 crisis) of approximately $380 million from over 100 investors worldwide. Mr. Molner is the chairman of Aramid Capital Partners.

Mr. Molner is seprately the owner of Screen Capital Securities, a registered broker-dealer in the US, which pursues "Principal Investment & Advisory Business" opportunities, in conjunction with SCI.

Mr. Molner is also the chairman of RSN Partners, a $450mm vehicle dedicated to financing, creating, operating and owning regional sports networks. RSNP was one of three underbidders for the Los Angeles Dodgers and is currently chasing multiple opportunities in the RSN space through an exclusive arrangement with ABRY Partners in Boston.

A graduate of Trinity College, Mr. Molner started his career in entertainment journalism after completing a Thomas J. Watson fellowship in Europe. Drawing on experience as a former correspondent for Variety magazine, he is a frequent contributor and guest speaker at film-industry events worldwide, which include the Berlin Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival and a past lecturer at the Georgetown University School of Business.

David Molner manages SCI operations in London, Los Angeles, and New York. He is a father of four and an impassioned contributor to charitable organizations that include the 92nd Street Y, LA’s Promise, and the Child Mind Institute.

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