Media Guarantors Appoints Erica Fishkin as Head of Legal and Business Affairs
August 18, 2018
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – Media Guarantors Insurance Solutions, LLC, a specialized completion guarantor bringing unmatched experience, flexibility, security and responsiveness to a wide range of domestic and international filmmakers and productions, today announced the appointment of Erica Fishkin as Head of Legal and Business Affairs, reporting directly to Fred Milstein, Media Guarantor’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Fishkin joins Media Guarantors with more than 15 years of business and film and television finance expertise. Her experience includes representing a variety of entertainment industry clients, with focus on financial institutions, equity investors, borrowers, independent production companies and other industry professionals.
“We’re very excited to be adding Erica to our team,” said Milstein. “The marketplace has responded positively to our proposition since we launched this past April. Erica strengthens our ability to deliver value to our clients and the key element of closing the bond quickly and efficiently.”
Previously, Fishkin served as counsel at Babok & Robinson, LLP, where she represented film and television financers, financial institutions and production companies. Earlier in her career, she was Director, Business Affairs at Film Finances, Inc.
“I am delighted to join Media Guarantors at this stage in the company’s development,” said Fishkin. “The content industry is evolving rapidly and I look forward to being part of a company, headed by highly experienced industry veterans, who are bringing innovative solutions on the completion bonding side. I also look forward to working closely with our parent company, Cast & Crew Entertainment Services.”
Fishkin earned a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in art history, as well as environmental studies, from University of California, Santa Barbara.
In previous months, Media Guarantors has expanded its staff adding industry veteran Bob Hackl to supervise all post production and delivery on the company’s various bonded projects, and Aved Savoulian as an in-house production executive with expertise in production accounting and auditing.
Media Guarantors and its parent Cast & Crew continue to work closely in several areas and can together provide an integrated suite of financial service products and services to their respective clients.
About Media Guarantors
Media Guarantors™ (www.mediaguarantors.com) is a specialized completion guarantor that brings unmatched experience, flexibility, security and responsiveness to a wide range of domestic and international filmmakers and productions. A critical resource and partner to filmmakers around the world, Media Guarantors brings filmmakers tailored solutions to support their creative visions.
About Cast & Crew
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC (www.castandcrew.com) is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll, accounting and production workflow solutions to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, workers’ compensation services, labor relations, production incentives and production tax credit financing. Cast & Crew’s PSL production accounting software is the industry-leading accounting application serving the needs of the film, television and digital media industries. The company was founded in 1976, and its corporate headquarters are in Burbank, California. In 2015, Silver Lake became the controlling shareholder of Cast & Crew with a goal of helping the company achieve its next phase of growth.