Mr. Mendelsohn has been the prior chief Media Entertainment advisor for Bank Of Tokyo/Union Bank of California [ 5years] and BNP Paribas [10 years] and arranged production financing for/or produced over $1.9 billion in production financing and $5.4 billion in box office revenue over 318 independent and major studio films.
Mr. Mendelsohn has also arranged financing for such films as Beacon Pictures and Wolfgang Peterson’s AIR FORCE ONE, Lakeshore Entertainment produced THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES , the Wachowski Brothers’ THE MATRIX , Icon Pictures produced WHAT WOMEN WANT and Quentin Tarantino’ s RESERVOIR DOGS. He also Executive Produced LORD OF WAR , written and directed by Andrew Niccol and starring Nicolas Cage and Ethan Hawke.
Mendelsohn’s Patriot Pictures recently developed, financed, and produced HANGMAN starring Al Pacino, Karl Urban, and Brittany Snow; VENGEANCE: A LOVE STORY starring Nicolas Cage and Don Johnson; ZEROVILLE starring James Franco, Seth Rogan, Will Ferrell, Megan Fox, and Danny McBride; MY NAME IS LENNY starring Josh Helman and current UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Lisping, KINKY starring Vivica A. Fox, Robert Ri’chard, Gary Dourdan, and Dawn Richard, CHOCOLATE CITY: VEGAS STRIP starring Robert Ri’chard, Mekhi Phifer, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Jai White, Genuine, and Mel B; USS INDIANAPOLIS starring Nicolas Cage; I AM WRATH starring John Travolta and directed by Chuck Russell (“The Mask”); CHOCOLATE CITY starring Robert Ri’chard, Tyson Beckford, Vivica A. Fox, and Michael Jai White; and WILD HORSES starring Robert Duvall, James Franco, Josh Hartnett, and directed by Robert Duvall.
Ufuk Sevinc is Head of European Business Operations for Patriot Pictures, LLC. His professional career began in 1991 when he quickly progressed from a Project Manager and a Licensing & Merchandising Manager to Executive Vice President and CEO for some of the most prestigious names in the entertainment and film industry. The over 10 years spent in this high profile industry gained him invaluable experience through his work with companies like RTL Television Deutschland, ProSieben Group –ALTA VISTA FILMS, CINEMEDIA FILMPRODUKTIONS AG and the California-based company, PATRIOT ADVISORS LLC.
Then from 2004, Mr. Sevinc was contracted as the Head of Communications at Aachener Printen & Schokoladenfabrik for Henry Lambertz GmbH & Co. KG in Germany to develop and maintain a global network for the company in the fields of politics, entertainment and trade. Additional responsibilities included development of the communication strategy and the content and adminstration of sponsorships and events both nationally and internationally.
In 2012, due to increased demand by companies looking for assistance in Mr. Sevinc’s area of expertise, he co-founded Networking & Communications company. In this capacity, Mr. Sevinc has been contracted for projects related to global content markeing, event and relationship mangement and 360 degree communiation strategies for CGDC (Center for Gobal Dialog and Communications), City Challenges GMBH Formula 3 Car Race, BMW AG, Lambertz Calendar, Volkswagen AG, Porsche AG, Audi AG, Matchless London and LINDT Chocolate in Germany.
Mr. Sevinc is an avid supporter and active member of several notable non profit organizations and charities around the world including the Clinton Global Initiative, Center for Global Dialogue and Corporation, AMFAR Organization, Elton John Aids Foundation and Cinema for Peace Foundation. Mr. Sevinc is also a regular attendee of some of the most renowned events and forums which take place around the globe today.