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Sovereign Media Group is a global entertainment and investment company, founded in 2008 and headquartered in London.

 

Our work spans film, television, theatre and music, including multiple award-winning productions such as Tony award-winning Broadway shows 'Kinky Boots', 'The Cher Show' and 'Network', plus the Academy Award nominated film 'The Tree of Life', the acclaimed 'Voyage of Time' narrated by Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, and the award-winning documentary 'Cradle of Champions'. 

 

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

ANDREAS ROALD

Andreas is the founder and CEO of Sovereign Media Group. Andreas started his media career in 1991, presenting a Saturday night Norwegian national television show.

 

Andreas has over 17 years experience in investment and finance in film and media and has advised several investment banks, asset managers and hedge funds on their media interests.

He holds a B.A in Film and Media Studies from the University of Sterling and a Masters of European Audiovisual Management from the Media Business School in Madrid. As a former officer of the Royal Norwegian Navy, Andreas served as Platoon Commander.

DONALD ROSENFELD

Donald has had a successful and distinguished career as a film producer spanning three decades. Over the course of eleven years as President of Merchant Ivory Productions, Donald produced a number of critically acclaimed, award winning films including Mr and Mrs Bridge (which received two Oscar nominations), Howards End (nine Oscar nominations) and The Remains of the Day (eight Oscar nominations).

 

Other films include The Tree of Life, starring Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt, which won the Palme D’Or at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for three Oscars in 2012 - Best Picture, Best Director and Best Cinematography.

RICHARD ROWE

Richard is the former Global President of Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Richard worked for Sony Music (previously CBS) for twenty five years, negotiating the acquisition/merger of Sony Music and ATV Music Publishing. The acquisition famously included the Beatles catalogue, purchased as a joint venture with Michael Jackson.

During his time at Sony, Richard was responsible for signing major artists such as Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond, Sade, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Adams, the Fugees and Oasis. Richard is a UK-qualified solicitor.

GARY TELFORD

Gary Telford has over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of tax. He was formerly a Tax Partner at both PwC and Ernst & Young, and Tax Director at Eversheds. Gary specialises in reviewing and advising entrepreneurial clients to help them achieve their business and personal objectives in the most tax effective way.

Gary is a long-term adviser to Sovereign. Gary is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

 

HOWARDS END

Winner of 3 Oscars, 1 Golden Globe and 2 BAFTAs

REMAINS OF THE DAY

BAFTA award winner
and 8 Oscar nominations

ANTON CHEKHOV’S THE DUEL

Starring Andrew Scott, Tobias Menzies and Fiona Glascott

THE TREE OF LIFE

Palme d’Or winner, and three Oscar nominations

EFFIE GRAY

Starring Emma Thompson

and Dakota Fanning

MONOS

Sundance Film Festival

World Cinema Jury Award

FOXTROT

Venice Film Festival Silver Lion and Grand Jury Prize

Oscar short list nomination

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS

BBC’s three-part TV series of

HG Wells’s classic

JODOROWSKY'S DUNE

Cannes Film Festival

Golden Camera Nominee

VOYAGE OF TIME

Narrated by Brad Pitt

and Cate Blanchett

CRADLE OF CHAMPIONS

Best Feature at Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

CUNNINGHAM

London Film Festival, Grierson Award nominee. Toronto Film Festival and New York Film Festival

THE CHER SHOW

Music by Cher

Two Tony Award wins

NETWORK

Broadway premiere

Brian Cranston from 'Breaking Bad' wins Tony Award

KINKY BOOTS

6 Tony Award wins 13 nominations Grammy award winner

HERE LIES LOVE

Musical by Fatboy Slim and David Byrne, at the National Theatre in London and The Public Theatre in New York

PAUL CANTELON

Signed Paul Cantelon, music composer for films including Effie Gray, and W. by Oliver Stone

RADIOHEAD

Warner Chappell contract with Radiohead for music publishing rights

GABRIELLA CILMI

Signed award-winning singer-songwriter Gabriella Cilmi

THE WHISTLERS

Cannes Film Festival
Palme d'Or Nominee

COMING SOON

TRIANGLE OF SADNESS

From Palme d’Or winning
director Ruben Östlund, starring Woody Harrelson
(coming 2021)

PETROV'S FLU

From award-winning director

Kirill Serebrenikov

(coming 2021)

MEMORIA

From Palme d’Or winner
Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Starring Tilda Swinton
(coming 2021)

THE MIDDLE MAN

From award-winning Norwegian director Bent Hamer

(coming 2021)

PRODUCTIONS

AWARDS

Awards received by our directors and investment team include:


Oscars - 3 wins, 21 nominations

Grammy Awards - 1 win

Cannes - 1 Palme d’Or win, 5 Palme d’Or nominations

Berlinale - 1 Golden Bear nomination, 4 other nominations

Venice - 5 wins, 3 Golden Lion nominations, 8 other nominations

Sundance - 1 grand Jury Prize, 4 nominations 12 other nominations

BAFTAS - 3 wins, 16 nominations

London Film Festival - 1 win, 1 Grierson Award nomination
Golden Globes - 1 win, 9 nominations

Tony Awards - 9 wins, 21 nominations

Anthony Hopkins

BATFA Winner

'The Remains of the Day'

'Verdict' Director Raymund Ribay Gutierrez
Venice Film Festival

Special Jury Prize

Emma Thompson

Oscar Winner

'Howards End'

'Song Without A Name' director Melina León

Stockholm Film Festival

Bronze Horse Winner - Best Film

 

INVESTMENTS

Sovereign Media Group ope​rate investment funds for institutional investors, family offices and high net worth individuals, attracted to stable investments that benefit from non-correlation to mainstream markets. These include tax-efficient investments for EIS and Inheritance Tax.

The directors and investment team have over 400 years combined expertise. The strategy is to create and acquire high quality content that will deliver long-term income and growth for investors.

 

Sovereign has established a diligent approach to media investments that has proven resilient in turbulent economic cycles, as the market for content continues to grow exponentially.

 
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CONTACT

info@sovereign-group.com

+44 (0) 20 3940 7600​


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