TREVOR SHORTPrincipal - Nu Image, Millennium Films and First Look HoldingsCEO - First Look Studios Trevor Short was born in Harare, Zimbabwe and he obtained his Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Rhodesia and an MBA from the University of Cape Town.In 1980 he entered the merchant banking industry with Standard Chartered Merchant Bank in Zimbabwe where he became head of the Corporate Finance department, responsible for takeovers, mergers and IPO's.In 1984 he moved to South Africa and joined Hill Samuel Merchant Bank in Johannesburg.Trevor
developed a tax based financing scheme for movies in South Africa which was successful in raising over $200 million from South African private investors to fund the production of international feature films in South Africa.
In 1986 Trevor
moved from Hill Samuel
to Investec Merchant Bank
as head of Corporate Finance.He
was responsible for 8 IPO's on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, numerous mergers and acquisitions and also continued to secure private financing for motion pictures, most of which were produced by Avi Lerner's Nu Metro Productions for international film companies.He also became the primary consultant to the Government of South Africa regarding film investment and taxation legislation.In 1989 Trevor left the banking sector and joined Avi Lerner as a shareholder in and Chief Executive of the Nu Metro Entertainment group in Johannesburg.
In 1991, Lerner and Short
negotiated the sale of the Nu Metro group to CNA Gallo.
Since 1992 Trevor
has been one of the three principals and the CFO of the Nu Image group.In 1995 he
moved to Los Angeles where he
is primarily responsible for the legal, financing and administrative operations of Nu Image
, including the use of various tax and subsidy schemes in many parts of the world and relations between Nu Image
and its domestic and international banks.