Melanie Krinsky is Senior Director and leads Western Alliance Bank’s Entertainment Lending group.
With more than 35 years in the industry, Ms. Krinsky is recognized throughout the U.S. and abroad as one of the top entertainment lenders in the field. Previously, she has been part of successful entertainment departments at Bank Hapoalim, First Republic Bank, Bank Leumi USA, Mercantile National Bank and City National Bank.
Ms. Krinsky has structured many complex Film/TV Production Loans and syndicated facilities, totaling more than $2 billion, and regularly works with producers in strategizing production deals to maximize value on the screen.
Additionally, Ms. Krinsky is knowledgeable in compliance, copyright documentation, contract negotiations, and in financing sophisticated transactions including tax incentives, studio ultimates (or film revenue forecasts), and gap financing.
Ms. Krinsky holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Finance & Marketing from the University of Southern California. She has been a featured speaker on numerous financial and entertainment panels at film festivals, in the U.S. and abroad.