|LEW HORWITZ, founder and principal of The
Lewis Horwitz Organization, (LHO)
… has been a creative financial pioneer and
banker for over 48 years. For the past 35 years Horwitz has lead the way
in financing music and
independent film and television production funding through the company
that bears his name, The Lewis Horwitz Organization.
Under Mr. Horwitz leadership LHO, became a highly respected and deeply
appreciated industry institution and Horwitz himself is generally regarded
as the father of Independent film financing having pioneered the use of
foreign pre-sale contracts to collateralize film production loans as well
as the use of Gap financing and tax incentive funding.
Horwitz is known as the "Magic Banker" through his use of magic
in speaking engagements and in performing for his clients.
On July 6, 2004, Horwitz retired from the banking industry, formed
Horwitz Entertainment Financial Services, Inc. and
began consulting for the film industry. He is presently advising a
number of independent production companies, banks and other entertainment
related entities and provides expert witness testimony for law firms.