360 Degrees Media is a specialist media and educational finance and advisory company. Our innovative business model combines market led media businesses with educational solutions that aim to resolve structure skills shortages.

It is managed and operated by media financiers Alistair Maclean-Clark and Mark Beilby, both of whom have more than 30 years’ experience in the sector. 360’s business is to create, develop and finance projects that will deliver long-term sustainable and outstanding returns throughout the value chain.

Film, Television and VFX Academy and Studio

360 is responding to the ever-increasing demand from both UK and US television networks and studios to find both suitable studio stage space and train a greater number of production and VFX crews.

360 has identified a location in South Yorkshire and is working with Doncaster Council and SCR Local Enterprise Partnership to provide a commercial studio hub for these UK and US producers. The combination of the Film, Television and VFX Academy and Film Studio will enable the development of a local supply chain in digital industries.

360 is working with a number of industry experts to create this ecosystem. The studio will also deliver a significant amount of R&D work and train industry roles that are on the UK Occupation Shortage List. Through the marriage of commercial activity and educational innovation 360 will drive competitive advantage in media in South Yorkshire, building a regional Media Tech Hub.

Media Finance

The 360 team has sourced, delivered and managed market-leading media finance initiatives such as the first private investment fund for BBC Films and the 2012 launch of Ingenious Senior Film Fund (GAP funding for independent film), and were also a part of a team that financed over $2bn of Hollywood hedge fund film slate deals including Dune Capital’s investments in 21st Century Fox slate films such as Borat and The Devil Wears Prada.

Working to resolve a UK Media Skills Shortage

360 is UK based but the Film and Television sector is international. In order to alleviate skills shortages at either side of the pond we facilitate and broker Tier 1 Immigrant Visas for UK immigrants.

We work with one of the world’s leading international immigration firms to expedite the visa process. This relationship allows 360 to react quickly to changes in immigration legislation and gives investors a further level of expertise and security.

360 also, when required, selectively channels Tier Investment Capital into attractive growth companies, specifically in the areas of digital technology and media content.

Innovative Educational Solutions in the Film, TV and the Digital industries

360 and its educational partners create bespoke commercially-minded courses for the film, television and the digital industries, which will be taught at the High Melton Studios. These courses take into account market and technological change in order to build competitive advantage for both students and employers and are delivered in tandem with existing educational bodies ranging from schools to technical colleges as well as universities. 360 is working with DN College Group to provide a ‘last mile’ VFX training programme that can deliver bespoke skills focused directly on the requirements of the digital industries. Our Academy Masterclasses are delivered in partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the institution behind the Oscars.

Digital Educational Properties, employing the most innovative technology and techniques

360 is working with some of the leading Edtech specialists in both the US and the UK to create innovative digital, multi-platform and interactive content-based educational properties that employ technology that is in the vanguard of the Edtech market, yet are intuitive and simple to use. 360 is working closely with Edtech company, Meetoo (WINNER of the Bett Award, to develop app based training programmes alongside its training initiatives at the High Melton Studios).