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COSTA MESA, Calif., March 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pacific Mercantile Bank (“the Bank”), the wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ: PMBC), today announced that it has provided financing to EMU Films, a UK film production company whose recent films include Dirty God which made its critically acclaimed debut at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. EMU Films was referred to Pacific Mercantile Bank by LipSync Post Limited, an internationally recognized post-house, providing post-production services to the film and television industry for more than 30 years.
EMU Films’ upcoming features include The Show, based on an original story from Alan Moore, the legendary graphic novel creator of Watchmen, V for Vendetta and From Hell. The Show, directed by Mitch Jenkins from a script written by Alan Moore, tells the story of a man of multiple identities who arrives in town to find a world of dead lotharios, comatose sleeping beauties, voodoo gangsters and masked adventurers.
“We are very excited to collaborate with Alan Moore and bring his first original screenplay to audiences across the world,” said Mike Elliot, Principal at EMU Films. “We had a very specific timeframe for making this film. Pacific Mercantile Bank was incredibly responsive and accommodating, which has allowed us to remain on track with our production schedule.”
“We would like to thank Norman Merry of LipSync Post Limited for introducing us to EMU Films,” said Christopher Howland, Vice President at Pacific Mercantile Bank. “EMU is a prolific and forward-looking production company and we expect The Show to help them reach another level of success.”
“Christopher and his team at Pacific Mercantile Bank consistently deliver outstanding support to clients in the entertainment industry,” said Norman Merry, Finance Director of LipSync. “I always feel confident recommending them to production companies looking for a flexible, highly responsive banking partner.”
For more information about Pacific Mercantile Bank and its commitment to helping companies succeed, visit www.pmbank.com.
About Pacific Mercantile Bank
Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ: PMBC) is the parent holding company of Pacific Mercantile Bank, which opened for business March 1, 1999. The Bank, which is an FDIC insured, California state-chartered bank and a member of the Federal Reserve System, provides a wide range of commercial banking services to businesses, business professionals and individual clients. The Bank is headquartered in Orange County and has seven locations in Southern California, located in Orange, Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Bernardino counties. The Bank offers tailored flexible solutions for its clients including an array of loan and deposit products, sophisticated treasury management services, and comprehensive online banking services accessible at www.pmbank.com.
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