July 15, 2008
To Whom It May Concern:
Endgame Entertainment company is a production and finance company based in Los Angeles and headed by James D. Stern. As a Production Company with Independent equity, Endgame works across all categories of entertainment including film, theater, television and games. Endgame produces its own slate of films as well as finances a wide variety of entertainment opportunities. Endgames films include Hotel Rwanda, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, and The Brothers Bloom starring Academy Award winners Rachael Weisz and Adrien Brody.
Dating back to 2003, First Bank and Trust has provided Endgame with Investment Banking and Private Placements to help launch our company. Since 2005, Endgame has produced 2 films in Louisiana (Solstice, Stay Alive) utilizing FBT Services. Their assistance with these films was wide-ranging and included production banking, studio/location assistance to support our shooting schedules for both movies, above the line accommodations, introduction to local auditors, representations with Film commission to interpret legislation/rules, collection of “overlooked” credits worth more than $750,000, representation with local investors to keep them apprised of the companies developments, brokering all of the production credits and assistance with union issues during production.
FBT continues to introduce production projects to Endgame for co=production opportunities. We look forward to future collaborations with FBT and filming in Louisiana. Endgame recommends our good friends, Lenny Alsfeld and James Brooke, at FBT to any producer who wishes to film in Louisiana.
Cindy Wilkinson Kirven
EVP Business Development & Operations