About Lee Beasley
Lee M Beasley is an experienced media banker with more than 30 years extensive experience of providing senior debt finance to the media sector around Asia together with funding of both local and worldwide independent film and television projects. Lee was born and educated in London and in 1986 joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK where he enjoyed almost 20 years service, the last 12 of which were focused on the worldwide media sector.
During this time, the Bank became one of the leading players in the European Independent Entertainment Sector. In 2006, Lee joined Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong as Head, Media and Entertainment and during his time there, the Bank financed the major Asian productions “Curse of the Golden Flower” and John Woo’s epic production “The Battle of Red Cliff”. The Bank was also the world’s single largest financier of the Australian Producer Offset.
Lee is a regular speaker at industry events and attends all of the key film and television markets around the world. During his career, Lee has provided funding for over 250 film and television projects and built a solid network of key industry contacts around the globe. Projects financed range from straightforward local small/medium sized films to multi million, multi territory, multi-party co-productions.