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.
A Proven Resource
Entertainment & Media Group
Western Alliance Entertainment & Media, a national banking group within Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, specializes in delivering tailored financing solutions for production, post-production and distribution teams across North America. The group’s proven track record and outstanding, responsive service help clients in the film and TV industry reach their goals. The Entertainment & Media Group is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. With significant national capabilities, the Entertainment & Media Group delivers the reach, resources and deep industry knowledge that make a difference for customers.