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Atlantic Nomad Inks Slate Financing Deal With IPR.VC

Long Term Partnership Forged With Multi-Year Deal, Multi-Project Deal Covering Development and Production in Television and Film

April 13, 2021 – It was revealed today that Jamie Carmichael and Simon Mirren’s London and Los Angeles based production label Atlantic Nomad has closed a television and film slate financing deal with Finland based venture capital fund manager IPR.VC.

IPR.VC’s investment funds are primarily focused in the media and entertainment space as the firm creates long-term collaborations with exceptional entrepreneurs and operators in the sector. The deal here provides overhead and development financing for Atlantic Nomad, focusing on premium TV, with documentaries and feature films in consideration on a project-by-project evaluation basis.

Through its relationship with IPR.VC, Atlantic Nomad will be able to offer exclusive access to premium production financing.

With the ability to fund development, Atlantic Nomad will be aggressive in identifying and pursuing IP across all genres.

Atlantic Nomad currently has co-productions set up in the US, UK, Ireland, and Australia, and is currently exploring English language projects in France and Canada.

Said Carmichael, “We’re delighted to be in business with Timo and Elisa at IPR. The deal has given us the independence and flexibility we were looking for, and has allowed us to get off to a fast start with our projects all over the world.”

IPR.VC Managing Partner Timo Argillander said, “We are excited to be in business with Jamie and his team. Atlantic Nomad’s outstanding slate, along with its ambitions and ability to deliver are second to none and a perfect fit with IPR.VC’s funds’ Entertainment portfolio.”

The deal was negotiated by IPR’s Elisa Alvares, along with David Quli at Wiggin for IPR.VC, and Anwen Griffiths at Lee and Thompson for Atlantic Nomad.

Alvares said, “Atlantic Nomad has an international and audience focused attitude that combined with their instinctive and bold approach really makes their projects undeniable.”

Atlantic Nomad started in 2018 when two of the industry’s most accomplished and respected LA-based Brits, Jamie Carmichael and Simon Mirren, teamed to launch the new hybrid-modelled, artist-friendly TV and film label.

Carmichael was the President of Film at Content Media for 15 years where he oversaw all of the company’s film activities, acquiring, producing and distributing over 250 titles including  “The Cooler,” “Thank You For Smoking,” “Transamerica,” “Ironclad,” “Fish Tank,” “Black Book,” “The Pact” and the Scientology documentary “Going Clear,” to name a few. Prior to content, Carmichael was Head of International Distribution.

Mirren is widely known for writing and producing hit TV series like “Criminal Minds” (for which he was Showrunner) for Touchstone Television and CBS, “Without a Trace” for Jerry Bruckheimer Television and CBS, and “Third Watch” for NBC. Mirren also wrote for popular British television series “Casualty,” “Waking the Dead” and “Spooks” and most recently co-wrote, produced and show-ran “Versailles,” the acclaimed 10-part Canal Plus series dramatizing the life of Louis XIV of France.

Carmichael and Mirren have known each other for over 20 years and their likeminded creative visions and business philosophies, coupled with new market opportunities, led to the formation of Atlantic Nomad. 

Operating out of both London and Los Angeles, Atlantic Nomad is a platform agnostic creator of high-end, mainstream TV programs and films for a global audience with a mandate to identify and nurture creative talent worldwide.