Steven Istock – President and Chief Executive Officer
Steven is the President and CEO of California Pictures based in Hollywood Hollywood, California. Under the California Pictures banner, Istock produced and distributed the family drama “A Warriors Heart”, the science fiction action thriller “Scavengers” and was an Executive Producer on the James McAvoy film “Filth”, based on the novel of the same name by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh.
Istock has over 20 years of substantial finance experience in corporate, media and real estate finance specializing in the structuring and closing of debt and equity transactions in excess of two billion dollars. He was one of the top new business producers in the country for both Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. He was the banker for clients including MGM, Digital Domain, HKM, Asylum Visual Effects, Academy Tent and Canvas, Sweetener Products, California Clinical Trials, LNR Property Corporation, and Media Services, one of the largest production accounting and payroll companies with many of film studio, network and guild clients including the Screen Actors Guild. Istock has financed several movie productions including “A Warrior’s Heart, “Scavengers” and “Filth” and continues to advise domestic and international filmmakers on debt and equity structuring, production, distribution and finance for a variety of projects in the beginning, middle and closing stages of production.