Bel Age Médias specializes in Corporate / Film & Television Valuations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Business Plans and Exit Strategies, as well as a broad range of other Investment Banking services. Bel Age Medias Revives Underperforming IP, Rebuilds Brands, Creates Financial Projections, Syndicates New & Legacy Streaming Content, and Helps Emerging Media Companies Prosper.
Our company has been advising content owners (including OTT / Streaming Channels) for many years. Our firm represents buyers, sellers and licensors of broadcast platforms & content, world-wide. We are also appraisers of television and motion picture content. ~ Stephen J. Kerr, Partner B.A.M., / President BMC
Started by Sarah Nean Bruce in the early 2000s (FKA Bel Age Pix on 01/01/01), Stephen J. Kerr partnered with Ms. Bruce to widen the scope of services that Bel Age Médias provides its clients, including business plans, pitch books, sales projections, M&A, valuations and many more. Their diverse entertainment experience ranges from Studio films to Indie films, cable television movies and pilot presentations to new media, digital internet / web video series, and even modernized, transmedia-laden adaptations.
Together with Stephen J. Kerr, Sarah Nean Bruce operates Bel Age Médias entertainment biz consultancy in Santa Monica, California.
Nowadays, we are mostly focused on Streaming / OTT content licensing, valuations and M&A. There has already been a flurry of recent Streaming channel acquisitions and we believe strongly that this is going to continue for many years to come. Our firm is positioned in the thick of it! ~ Sarah Nean Bruce, Partner B.A.M.
»ABOUT Sarah Nean BRUCE«
Sarah Nean Bruce has three decades of experience working in production and story development – plus twenty years experience working with major funders raising capital for the private and nonprofit sectors.
Over the past twenty-five years, she has amassed over 75 film, television, PSA, video, behind & beyond the scenes, and Internet TV production credits.
She served as Co-Executive Producer/Story Development of her family-friendly Hallmark movies: “The Family Plan” and “Where There’s A Will”; Co-Executive Producer of the film festival award-winning sci-fi noir feature YESTERDAY WAS A LIE released by E-One, recently re-released by IndiePix on Blu-ray, DVD, Apple TV, and Amazon Prime; Director of the cult-indie thriller feature film BRAM STOKER’S WAY OF THE VAMPIRE released domestically by Blockbuster Entertainment, various distribs worldwide, and aired on SyFy Channel’s “31 Days of Halloween” for four years. Her works have been «Official Selections & Winners» of numerous film festivals around the world over the years.
Ms. Bruce’s past work includes: Executive Vice President of Development / Creative Affairs at the boutique production distribution company White Rose Entertainment for the late John D. Schofield (ENEMY AT THE GATES).
She spent her formative years in a Writing / Development / Technology consultancy position under the tutelage of mentor Steven D. Reuther at Vestron Pictures and New Regency Films. And she cut her teeth as the Writer / Producer for the nationally syndicated family-friendly TV series “Classic Cars and Racing Stars.”
She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Western Washington University in Entertainment Studies, Recreation & Leisure / Event Production, with a Minor support area in Business Administration.
She enjoys having dual citizenship in the United States of America and the United Kingdom.
»ABOUT Stephen J. KERR«
Stephen J. Kerr serves as an Investment Banker to the Entertainment Arts.
He has been a Financial, and Mergers and Acquisitions, Adviser for more than 30 years.
Since partnering with Ms. Bruce’s Bel Age Medias in 2014, Mr. Kerr and Ms. Bruce have continued to expand their advisory work in the media industry.
Stephen Kerr returned to the United States from Asia – after his work there with Buena Vista International, and he founded Business Marketing Consultants, a boutique investment banking firm dedicated to mergers and acquisitions in the home entertainment and publishing industries. To date, Business Marketing Consultants has been involved in over 55 transactions, conducted scores of appraisals within these industries. Mr. Kerr is a recognized expert in the field of business valuations in publishing and entertainment, and has been a sought after speaker at conferences and trade shows for these industries. Mr. Kerr has appeared as a keynote speaker on the topics of intellectual property valuation, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, and capital fundraising.
Starting in 2010, Arcus Worldwide Entertainment, LLC was created. Kerr and Norm Andersen joined forces with Mark Lagrimas, Ralph Cooper and Keith Birkfeld (formally of MGM) to form this new company that was dedicated to finance and produce films in Latin America.
In 2009, Mr. Kerr and his partners founded International Film Finance Associates, LLC specifically for the purpose of financing major Hollywood productions in Russia. What they learned through that venture they ultimately applied to their new enterprise in Latin America.
Stephen Kerr served as the VP / Regional Manager of Film Distribution in Southeast Asia for The Walt Disney Company, at Buena Vista International based in Hong Kong. At Disney he worked in publishing, theme parks, television and motion picture marketing. Mr. Kerr traveled extensively throughout his territory working with Disney’s many intellectual properties.
Mr. Kerr earned an MBA in Marketing & Finance at San Diego State University; a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics & German from United States International University; he also studied Business & German at the Tubingen University in Germany; and he launched his undergraduate work at Western Washington University.