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  • Film production


Sam is an investment banker, who raises finance for listed companies and secures business acquisitions for private equity funds. He is an M&A advisor and private placement facilitator in respect of small and mid cap companies. Sam develops and markets wholesale structured financial products for investment banks and other financial institutions. He as conducted seminars on law and finance in Australia to legal and finance industry professionals.Beyond his investment banking experience, Sam works as a barrister specializing in corporate and securities law, is an accredited mediator, a registered attorney both in Australia and New York State, and a member of the Bar of the Republic of Ireland.Sam has also for many years advised and consulted to Australian and overseas producers on film and television project financing and sales, as well as co productions. He promotes Australian production at film markets and throughout the media finance industry overseas. Sam is a regular speaker to the film industry on effective production company development and project implementation, and international film finance.

Work experience

Jan 2009Present

Investment Banking

Churchill Capital

I currently work as a private placement agent for listed and unlisted companies around the world seeking private equity and other investment; also, as an adviser and facilitator in respect of PPP consortia.

I also develop structured financial products (focusing on alternate assets).

Jan 2002Present


Goldstream Entertainment

Provided advice and consultancy services to Australian and overseas producers on film and television project financing and sales, as well as co productions. Delivered strategic advice to financial institutions in respect of the Media and Telco sectors.

Jan 1978Present


Sydney, Australia

Over 20 years’ experience as one of Sydney, Australia’s top commercial law barristers.Vast experience in securities and competition law, contract law and intellectual property.Negotiation and mediation experience built up in business and law in Australia and overseasExpertise in and knowledge of international transaction planning and structuring, and exchange listing requirements and reporting obligations in a range of jurisdictions.Strong contacts in Australian government and business.Consortium coordinator and representative for bid team Allco Finance – Baulderstone Hornibrook in respect of the Department of Housing – Affordable Housing Initiative. Adviser and facilitator in respect of a number of transport , housing and commercial real estate related initiatives each in excess of $500m capital value.

Jan 2000Present


State of New York, USA

Developing hedge fund products for private investors.Securing structured finance for listed companies.Business and legal knowledge on a range of industry sectors – film and media, real estate, telecommunications, gold, banking and finance, health and social infrastructure, rail and general transport.

Jan 2000Jan 2010


Goldstream Capital Group Pty Limited

M&A advisor and private placement facilitator in respect of ASX small and mid cap companies.Developed and marketed wholesale structured financial products for investment banks and other financial institutions. Provided corporate advisory and fundraising mandates in biotechnology and innovation, finance leasing, hedge fund and structured fund products, and Australian market representation of various overseas financial products.Provided advisement facilitation and coordination of consortia in respect of infrastructure project tenders and their financing, with emphasis upon the social and affordable housing and transport sectors.Conducted a series of seminars on law and finance in Australia to legal and finance industry professionals.

Jan 2003Jan 2006

Founding Director

Future Films Australia Pty Limited

Established a 50:50 joint venture for financing of Australian film with the world’s largest provider of finance to independent producers of media content.Devised and developed international film finance and taxation structures for the programme, and relationships necessary to implement the company’s financing model. This involved very detailed work with lawyers, accountants, heads of corporation, collection houses and governmental agencies in a number of jurisdictions and required Mr Gullotta’s management of processes and teams of people over a protracted period.Personally secured through direct representations and negotiation at trade festivals and direct approaches in excess of $200 million of immediately available projects for production in Australia, as well as lines of future production from overseas television and other output providers.Negotiated with and interacted with government ministers officials and agencies in Australia and overseas in respect of film concessions and film industry promotion.Advisor to a number of projects on pre production and gap financing, and feature film production financing generally.

Jan 1985Jan 2000

Business & Legal Assignments

Various Locations

Business Assignments in the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Italy, Canada, USA. Industries include gold mining (Indonesia and the Philippines), telecommunications and international telephone cable services (USA), debt financing (Italy), exchange listings (Canada, USA), film financing (USA), Reg S & other capital raisings for listed companies (US and Hong Kong).Legal Assignments in South Korea, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Philippines, USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Monaco.

Jan 1978Jan 2000


Equity and Commercial Law

Developed strategies for conduct of large scale commercial litigation, and managed the litigation team including junior barrister/s, accountants, experts and back up staff Negotiated and conducted large mattersProvided of legal advice on local and international commercial transactions.Provided specialist negotiation and issue management services to business negotiations here and overseas.Drafted and vetted documentation for establishment of master franchises, securities issuance, joint ventures, intellectual property licensing, multi-national rollover finance facilities, hedge funds, construction projects.



Doctoral Candidate

International University of Monaco and University of Nice

Master of Business Adminstration

International University of Monaco

Bachelor of Laws

University of Sydney

Bachelor of Arts

University of Sydney


Debt instruments for secondary financing
Public Private Partnerships
Wholesale structured financial products
Film and television project financing and sales
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private placement



State of New York


Honorable Society of King's Inns (HSKI)

Solicitor and Barrister in NSW, Australia

Supreme Court