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Based in Los Angeles, New York and London, our team works with a vast network of journalists, helping fund investigations and narratives for a variety of audiovisual formats. We provide a platform and support system for fact-based storytellers to incubate and develop ideas that illuminate and entertain.

We currently have partnerships with journalists and publications in Brazil, Israel, Italy, Colombia, U.K., U.S., Canada, India, Argentina, Japan, Switzerland, Nicaragua, Malta and more.

We have an investment partnership with London based firm Dorfman Media Holdings, and we are represented globally by WME/Endeavor.

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daniel turcan

co-founder

Daniel is a Swiss producer living in New York. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch Film School, he worked as an editor, before transitioning into production, where he worked in both non-scripted and independent film, including producing MARJORIE PRIME (starring Jon Hamm and Tim Robbins). The film premiered at The Sundance where it went on to receive the Alfred P. Sloan Award. In 2016 he co-founded Vespucci.

Johnny Galvin

co-founder

Johnny began his career woking in advertising and fashion, with placements at Saatchi & Saatchi, M&C Saatchi and Vivienne Westwood. After graduating from St. Andrews University with a Masters in Film, he worked in development for producer Brad Fischer and screenwriter Jamie Vanderbilt. Films included WHITE HOUSE DOWN (starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx) and SUGE KNIGHT, a documentary for Showtime. After that he worked for director Marc Forster, developing and producing film, TV, and commercials—including the Amazon Studios original drama HAND OF GOD. In 2016 he co-founded Vespucci.

Bridie Bischoff

Head of Development

Originally from the UK, Bridie started her career in film and television in the documentary world, before moving into historical scripted drama. She has worked in development and production in London, South Africa and New York. She co-founded independent theatre company Atticist before moving to Los Angeles and joining the Vespucci team.

Grace Shaffer

Development Coordinator

After graduating from the University of St Andrews with a Masters Degree in Film and English Literature, Grace moved to LA where she worked as a freelance writer and editor, before joining the Vespucci team.

MARC FORSTER

Marc has helmed a slate of major motion pictures of varying scale and genres for studios and independents alike, starring some of the industry’s premier talent. His films include Academy Award winner MONSTER’S BALL and FINDING NEVERLAND, Golden Globe winner THE KITE RUNNER, QUANTUM OF SOLACE, WORLD WAR Z, Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN and Amazon’s series HAND OF GOD.

JASON REZAIAN

Jason is a Global Opinions writer for The Washington Post and is a Global Affairs Analyst for CNN. He previously served as The Post’s Tehran Bureau Chief where he was unjustly imprisoned in Iran for 544 days. He was released in 2016 and returned to America, where he began a Nieman journalism fellowship at Harvard.

LISA WOLOFSKY

Lisa has over twenty years of experience in the independent film and television industry in various capacities in both business and finance. For over seven years Lisa was the Associate Vice President of International Finance within the Film and Television Group at the National Bank of Canada (NBoC), where she oversaw all lending to non-Canadian borrowers. She is currently producing and consulting in the area of Independent Film Finance, Global Government Incentives, Co- Productions and Structured Financing for film and television production.

BRAD FISCHER

Brad has produced highly successful films such as Martin Scorsese’s SHUTTER ISLAND, David Fincher’s ZODIAC, Darren Aronofksy’s academy award winning BLACK SWAN, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, SLENDER MAN, and THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS.

RAGHAV MANI

Raghav is the Global Strategy & Operations Leader at Ernst & Young’s Media & Entertainment practice, where he leads revenue growth and oversees the development and deployment of new technology-enabled solutions and businesses for the firm’s media and entertainment clients. Prior to joining EY, Raghav served as the Head of International Operations for India’s largest independent record label, Phat Phish Records.

LUKE PARSONS

Luke is a growth equity and venture capital investor at Summit Partners in London. Prior to Summit, Luke worked in the investment banking, real estate investment, and legal fields, and served as an intern in the US House Of Representatives.  His favorite film is THE HOLIDAY but he tells people it’s APOCALYPSE NOW.

We have partnered with Dorfman Media Holdings, who have invested in a selection of handpicked companies work collaboratively and independently with clients to uncover, fuel, make, tell and promote their stories.

Vespucci Group
New York / Los Angeles / London
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Daniel Turcan: dt@vespuccigroup.com
Johnny Galvin: jg@vespuccigroup.com
Bridie Bischoff: bridie@vespuccigroup.com
Grace Shaffer: grace@vespuccigroup.com

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