was formed by industry veterans Stacey Stanley (Starz, Anchor Bay Entertainment) and Toby Midgen (Fox 21, BBC Productions, Lakeshore Entertainment) to provide its clients with high quality entertainment projects

Managing Partner

Stacey Jade Stanley

joined Film Roman (the Simpsons) & Anchor Bay in 1999 and within 2 years was heading the fledging production company’s new live action division, NEW ARC Entertainment, and under her direction the company produced more than 15 indie features in its first 18 months. As the new Executive in Charge of Production for the division (renamed IDT Entertainment), she led the division into its first forays in television, producing the EMMY nominated series MASTERS OF HORROR (Showtime), MASTERS OF SCIENCE FICTION (ABC) and PAINKILLER JANE (SyFy) amongst others.. In 2007, Starz Entertainment purchased IDT Entertainment and asked Stacey to stay on to run the production unit of what would become Starz Media, the studio arm for the new company. In 2008, she shifted her focus to creative development overseeing new series including the Emmy nominated STARZ INSIDE and Martin Lawrence’s FIRST AMENDMENT as well as all overall development deals with Ludacris, Martin Lawrence and a number of other show runners and talents. In 2010, she left Starz to become the VP of Development & Production for Indomina Media Group where she oversaw all creative development, packaging and production for the company. In 2013 Stacey became the first person to oversee all US operations for Indomina’s new brand “Lantica Media” overseeing output deals including Pantelion/ Lionsgate and Relativity. In 2015 Lantica transitioned Stacey’s role to a first look/ producing role where she continues to oversee the US deals and produces under her own banner And So It Begins… Productions.

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Managing Partner

Toby Midgen

Toby is a lawyer based in Los Angeles and qualified to practice law in England, where she was originally an Associate at Lee & Thompson Solicitors in 1993. She went on to Hat Trick Productions in 1995 as Business and Legal Affairs. In 1997, Toby joined DREAMWORKS TELEVISION where she oversaw above-the-line talent agreements, development deals and rights acquisitions, in addition to drafting international television and feature distribution and consumer product agreements. Over the next several years, Toby was Vice President at LAKESHORE ENTERTAINMENT and then Indomina Media, before joining BBC WORLDWIDE PRODUCTIONS. At the BBC she was Vice President of Business Affairs and worked on original scripted television series such as ‘Da Vinci’s Demons’. In 2012 Toby became Vice President Business & Legal Affairs at FOX 21 (cable production arm of Twentieth Century Fox) where she was responsible for packaging all rights deals for writers, producers, directors and actors in connection with original scripted television series such as “Homeland”, “Rush”, “Sons of Anarchy”, and “Tyrant”.