UK film and television finance company Media Finance Capital (MFC) has promoted Marlon Vogelgesang to CEO, replacing David Gilbery, who has resigned from the company he co-founded to “pursue more creative pursuits” .
Gilbery, who co-founded MFC four years ago, has also resigned from the company’s board of directors and will announce his future plans shortly.
Since its launch in early 2018, the lender has supported projects including Lorcan Finnegan’s upcoming supernatural thriller Nocebo, with Eva Green and Mark Strong; Original Sky Movie The color room, with Matthew Goode and Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor; feature documentary Tina Oscar-winning filmmakers Dan Lindsay and TJ Martin; and crime thriller Arkansas, with Vince Vaughn and John Malkovich.
Vogelgesang has stepped down as COO of the London-based company, which he joined in January 2019. He will oversee the day-to-day operations of the financier with immediate effect. Previously, Vogelgesang was Senior Investment Director at Head Gear Films in the UK, which he joined in 2015.
Upon leaving, Gilbery said, “I am extremely proud of all the support we have given to independent film and television over the past four years and the reputation we have established in the private lending space, but I think now is a good time for me to turn things around and go in a different direction.
Media Finance Capital provides worldwide debt financing for independent film and television productions, and is exclusively backed by UK investment firm Dorfman Media Holdings.