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31 Jul 2007

Hedge Fund Barbarian Films Announces Alliance With Sand Dollar Capital

Hedge fund Barbarian Films LLC has announced an alliance with SandDollar Capital LLC, a private equity firm founded by The Hennessee Group principals Charles Gradante and E. Lee Hennessee.

SandDollar Capital's Charles Gradante said, “We have seen consistent interest from individual investors, funds and institutions for non-correlated alternative investments. We see film investment as a logical solution however for some time were unable to find the right business model that would offer engaging returns while effectively managing the downside risks typically associated with film investment”.

Lee Hennessee added, “Barbarian is the first film fund to capitalize on the inefficiencies in the current film investment landscape”. SandDollar Capital LLC structures financing from professional investors and institutional sources on behalf of Private Equity funds.

Barbarian has also recently formed ties with the Endeavor Agency and has announced its first film investments including: Powder Blue featuring Forrest Whitaker, Jessica Biel and Ray Liotta.

Barbarian Films is an investment fund founded by a trio of long time entertainment insiders that invests in structured independently produced film platforms. The hedge fund includes a unique investment methodology and slates of projects from best-in-breed producers and production companies which collectively have generated over $2 Billion (US) in combined box office returns.

“We have used our intimate relationships with consistently successful, award winning producers to create a unique fund which is the first of its kind to approach lower budget film slates in a significant way.” said Aaron Kaufman, Managing Member of Barbarian Films.

SandDollar Capital LLC’s alliance with Barbarian is a multi-year relationship, which will include Barbarian’s future funds and investment vehicles.

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