Hollywood Banker

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The inside story of the man who would change the financing model of Hollywood Blockbusters forever.

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In the 80s, Dutchman Frans Afman became the most important banker in Hollywood and one of the most powerful men in the business. Through Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis he was introduced to the world of filmmaking and together they created a system of financing that revolutionized the independent film industry in Hollywood, called pre sales.

Over more than a decade, Frans was instrumental in financing films, as well as the leading independent production companies such as Cannon, Hemdale and Carolco. As the success grew, ambition of others turned into greed.

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