The Media Development Lounge

The Media Development Lounge


September 2015

Meet The Expert Media Development Lounge Team

The Media Development Lounge arrived on the film funding scene in September 2014. Charlie Jules Wood is behind the company and it was his dream to create a one-stop-shop for film producers, directors and studios to find funding for their cinematic dreams. The Media Development Lounge has created a transparent and simple avenue for private investors to become involved in the film and documentary investment arena. We have made the entire process exceptionally easy to understand by producing an easy to follow 5 step guide and various other brochures and reports that should furnish even a complete newcomer to film and documentaries with a clear introduction to this market.

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The Media Development Lounge started in grand style by securing the rights to raise the funds for several Feature Documentaries that were to be made by the legendary Film and Documentary Producer and Director Jon Brewer. (Jon Brewer has guided the careers of several stars, including David Bowie, Mick Taylor, Gerry Rafferty, and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones. Among his accolades from the music industry are multiple Ivor Novello awards – See the Jon Brewer section on our site for more information

The Media Development Lounge has already raised in excess of $1M for Jon Brewer’s studios and is currently working on funding for his 18th documentary.

Charlie Jules Wood – Managing Director of Media Development Lounge

Charlie Jules Wood has been involved in a range of varied marketing and sales positions for the past twenty five years. He is not shy about telling everyone that his happiest moments have been in the past three years as they have been exclusively within the film and documentary arena, which makes coming to work an absolute pleasure.

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Jeff Clarke – Head Documentary Consultant of The Media Development Lounge

Jeff has over fifteen years’ experience. Most of this lays within the property market in London. However, he also has 5 years of hands-on experience of working in the Alternative Investment Market. Jeff & Charlie have worked with each other for several years in film. Jeff is also very familiar with The Media Development Lounge and the Director and Producer Jon Brewer. In 2014 Jeff attended the exclusive Premiere for Jon Brewer’s Feature Documentary entitled Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark. This was held at the Mayfair Hotel in London. (Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark has gone on to win a Screen Nation Award – Feb 2015)

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Natalie Van Den Berg – PA to Managing Director of The Media Development Lounge

Natalie has been working for us at The Media Development Lounge since the beginning of 2015. She quickly brought the team into line and has rejuvenated our social media strategy to give the Media Development Lounge a presence on Twitter, Facebook and other popular sites. Natalie has been managing offices for over 10 years and somehow combines her full time role with being a dynamic mother to her 2 young daughters. To Know more about The Media Development Lounge please visit here.


The Media Development Lounge Professional Company

The Media Development Lounge offers investors a clear and simple way to invest into the Feature Documentary Market. Everything is laid out in easy to follow steps so that anyone entertaining the idea of investing into a Feature Documentary can easily decide if this is the viable investment market for them. At the top of every page on our website is the heading ‘5 Step Guide’. This guide will give you a complete overview of everything we do and how to get involved.

The Media Development Lounge arrived in the film and documentary scene in September 2014. Charlie Jules Wood (Managing Director) realised that there was a space in the film finance market for a company to raise the budgets for established film Producers and Directors. Together with the award winning documentary Producer and Director Jon Brewer, The Media Development Lounge was born. (Jon Brewer has guided the careers of several stars, including David Bowie, Mick Taylor, Gerry Rafferty, and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones. Among his accolades from the music industry are multiple Ivor Novello awards – See the Jon Brewer section on our site for more information.)


When most people think of documentaries, the traditional 60 minute TV documentary may spring to mind. These are usually full of talking head interviews and the occasional location shoot. Documentaries rarely have an exciting image, or one of a fun, thrilling ride that induces feelings of happiness, sadness and elation.

A Feature Documentary runs for 90+ minutes and should encapsulate your feelings and install a myriad of emotions, and be entertaining in the process. Feature Documentaries have the potential to be screened theatrically (cinemas) and exploited through other platforms such as digital downloads, (Netflix, iTunes, Amazon, etcetera) and are not isolated to just TV Broadcasters.  To know more about The Media Development Lounge please visits here: –

The Media Development Lounge Trustworthy Company

The Media Development Lounge specializes in empowering qualified investors with suitable opportunities to partner with the likes of legendary director Jon Brewer. The agency offers investors a boutique experience supporting studios in raising funds to complete their film and documentary projects. The Media Development Lounge is committed to connecting clients with only top-tier productions. Acting as an Introduction Agent, the firm brings two well-suited parties together and facilitates a smooth transition into the role of an investor. Although the team never handles the invested funds, they do guide clients to the process of establishing contracts with the film studio as an expert resource. Managing Director Charlie Jules Wood examines every potential partnership and ensures the best possible quality of service. Charlie takes pride in remaining available long after the project has wrapped to support clientele with the rest of the Media Development Lounge team as a personal film investment concierge service.

The Media Development Lounge represents industry mainstay Jon Brewer, who enjoys a 100% success rate in terms of investment returns. A longtime cultural icon who has rubbed elbows with elite talent like Jimi Hendrix, Jon has guided the careers of several stars, including David Bowie, Mick Taylor, Gerry Rafferty, and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones. Among his accolades from the music industry are multiple Ivor Novello awards.

At the turn of the millennium, Jon entered the world of documentaries with a piece exploring the life of Michael Hutchence from INXS. His style is renowned for revolutionizing the medium and moving beyond the traditional “talking-head” framework of documentaries. Instead, Jon infused raw emotion and genuine passion into his story-telling. Since his debut, Jon’s reputation as a visionary documentarian has exploded. A 2013 feature covering BB King, “The Life of Riley” cemented his prominence with appearances by Barack Obama, Bruce Willis, Bono, Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, Morgan Freeman, and more. The following project, an emotionally devastating piece detailing the experiences of Nat King Cole, earned him a Screen Nation award in February 2015.

A chance to partner with someone at Jon Brewer’s caliber can be exceedingly difficult to come by. The Media Development Lounge usually anticipates a return on investment between 18 to 36 months. These returns often vary between 20% to 40%, if not more! Charlie Jules Wood champions the work the Media Development Lounge does precisely because it bridges that gap of accessibility for individuals passionate about entering the entertainment industry in a refreshingly safe fiscal environment.

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