Based in Los Angeles and New York City Spartan Media Partners (SMP) is a Media, asset, management and finance company formed in 2012 by Al Hayes and Keith Knee.
Currently SMP is backed by hedge funds i.e. Fortress and Cerberus as well as high net worth individuals to source entertainment, media and technology opportunities. SMP is working to acquire film libraries, videogame companies, and television networks. The company also acquires and manages specific IP to compliment their assets already under management i.e. Mario Bava and IMF film libraries.
SMP also arranges entertainment financing in both the theatrical and motion picture spaces through strategic partnerships.
SMP entered into a production deal with Gutterman Productions; Jay and Cindy Gutterman have earned six Tony Awards. Together they collaborated on the financing of, “Bridges of Madison County” and are currently working on, “The War of The Roses”, “Damn Yankees”, “Dylan” and “Disengagement” which are going to Broadway.
SMP in partnership with Kaye and Mills LLP advises companies in launch or series A financing rounds. Underground Network, Urthworks and Shoowin are a cross section of clients.
Mr. Hayes and Mr. Knee have a combined 25 years in both the entertainment-Media and finance spaces.