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Outside Bet – Gateway Films latest release on Sky Premier

outsidebetOne of Gateway Films major films, Outside Bet, has an extensive cast of the best of British actors and actresses including Bob Hoskins, Jenny Agutter, Rita Tushingham along with the BAFTA-winner Adam Deacon and the up and coming Emily Atack.

Released on Friday 7th March on Sky Premier, Outside Bet will be on 4 times a day over the next week. An excellent watch for all will be viewed by families the length and breadth of the country over the next few weeks, bringing enjoyment to those that watch it as well as financial benefits to those that invested in it.

Gateway Films are also producing a number of new and exciting films this year. They are currently working with investment firm The Wealth Advisory to raise the funds for their latest film’s and offer individual investors the opportunity to be involved in the film industry and Gateway´s continued success.

Terry Stone comments, “I am excited about the new relationship we have in place with The Wealth Advisory. With our combined expertise we plan on producing exciting and successful films both for the investors involved and for the film fans themselves”

For information on how to invest in Gateway Films next opportunity, please contact an investment advisor at The Wealth Advisory.

 

Gateway Films have signed Ben Kingsley to play Shah of Iran

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Sir Ben Kingsley is going to play the role of the Shah of Iran in what is set to be an undoubted worldwide blockbuster, about backstory that led to the Islamic Revolution and hostage crisis at the US embassy in 1979.

Gateway Films, the fastest growing Independent film company in the UK, are the company behind the film and have achieved a massive coup in signing up Ben Kingsley for the role. Terry Stone, of Gateway Films says in reference to Kingsley´s portrayal of the Indian pacifist and politician M K Gandhi.

“To get Gandhi to play Shah, that is great. All our other efforts need to match that ………. It is uncanny, but he even looks like the Shah.”

Terry also comments that there is a need for an Oscar winning director. “We need someone A-rated to work with Sir Kingsley,” and are looking for a director with experience in directing historical dramas.

It is hoped that the film will provide a larger voice to the Iranian cause and offer a more balanced account of events, compared to that of Ben Affleck’s film Argo. In January, the Iranian government said it would back a big- budget movie by a local movie- maker to correct the alleged misconceptions floated by Argo and hope to do this through the movie The General Staff. However due to the experience offered by Gateway Films and Ben Kingsley´s presence, this film should bring more international exposure and has already made it into theIranian press.

Also another major backing from the Iranian government is the fact that they are allowing Gateway Films to film inside the Shah´s palace, the first time anyone has been allowed to do so. Producer Michelle Nicholson, said, “To be able to shoot there will provide that authenticity and personal touch that I would like in the movie,”

As well as the Shah of Iran, Gateway Films are also producing a number of new and exciting films this year. They are currently working with investment firm The Wealth Advisoryto raise the funds fortheir films and offer individual investors the opportunity to be involved in the film industry and Gateway´s continued success.

Terry Stone comments, “I am excited about the new relationship we have in place with The Wealth Advisory. With our combined expertise we plan on producing exciting and successful films both for the investors involved and for the film fans themselves”

2014 therefore looks like another interesting and exciting year for Gateway Films; we look forward to seeing what else they produce.

Alternative Investments for Today’s Economic Climate

Today’s investors are demonstrating strong awareness of the need to diversify their portfolios with a strategic selection of products that are non-traditional. Of course, it is the investors that were burnt in the financial downturn of 2008/2009 that have shown particular keen to limit risk exposure for the future. Therefore, the industry sector has been pushed to investigate and structure investments into alternative products that may balance stock market fluctuations.

It is, of course, the independent behaviour of an alternative investment that has driven its market prevalence. The most devastating negative returns of the financial crisis were mostly attributed to government-regulated investment options such as stocks and bonds. And whilst some have preferred to handle their finances with caution, holding funds within saving accounts, the latest figures show that interest over the past 50 years from banking institutions has barely exceeded inflation. Therefore, the most sought-after alternative investments are the ones that present non-correlated or counterbalancing characteristics.

Investor appetite for alternative products has been fed by the double-digit returns that have recently been generated by these tangible assets. But, there is plenty of room for error and so investments should be wisely selected. The difficulty is that alternative investments portray a more complex nature due to the unique behaviour of each product (therefore preventing the ability to apply one unifying rule as would occur if all products belonged to a single asset class). Therefore, the key to choosing a good, risk-adjusted alternative investment is that it should be capable of sustaining and capturing profits. Some of these alternative investments are even able to provide quarterly yields which enable a cashflow impossible to achieve with traditional investments.

It is also important to understand how an alternative product is suited to the investor. The US Financial Regulatory, FINRA, has actually just expanded their customer profile requirements to ensure that Wealth Advisors have a reasonable store of information from which to base a recommendation. It is always important to understand the individual’s preference for investment returns in terms of income or capital growth and to ascertain a level of risk adversity.

Yet these complexities are obviously not deterring savvy investors. Latest figures from The Financial Reporter show an unprecedented rise in the demand for alternative investments. It is stated that the choice of 50 products in the 2008 has now grown to over 250 today. Property has shown the largest growth factor with a 73% increase in 2012 and now holds 37% of the alternative investments market. For example, investments such as purchasing tenanted property in Florida currently show good potential due to annual net returns of over 8% paid monthly.

Whilst alternative investments are becoming more commonplace, it is not a new concept. High net worth individuals have long since dedicated a proportion of their portfolio to these non-standard investments. The key is to ensure that thorough due diligence is performed prior to investment and to purchase your investment from a trusted Wealth advisor who understands your specific investment requirements.

The Wealth Advisory looks to create an investment portfolio that has ability to endure market changes.