Entertainment Industry Solutions

Global payments solutions for film & TV production, financing, and distribution

The entertainment industry is international by nature. Now more than ever, new voices, distribution platforms and technology innovations let you engage audiences across the globe. 

One thing hasn’t changed, though: the complexities of managing cross-border payments efficiently and securely. 

That’s where AFEX comes in.

With more than 40 years of experience and over 35,000 clients worldwide, AFEX helps companies across the entertainment industry reduce foreign currency costs and maximize the value of international investment and funding.

Read our SpectreVision case study here

Headquartered in Los Angeles with 22 offices around the world, including entertainment hubs in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal, AFEX is uniquely positioned to serve all your FX needs:

  • Protecting the value of international financing from investors and co-production partners
  • Managing repatriation of cross-border tax credits 
  • Paying local crews, suppliers, and post-production teams around the world
  • Protecting the value of international pre-sale revenues from currency risk
  • Controlling FX exposure for all global payments and receivables

Our solutions are cost-effective, flexible and easy-to-use. You also benefit from personalized strategic support from a dedicated industry expert.

AFEX Benefits


  • Competitive exchange rates, reduced fees, and no transaction minimums
  • No account maintenance fees, minimum balance or trading frequency required
  • Multi-currency holding accounts reduce the expense of foreign bank accounts


  • Dedicated FX specialist with entertainment industry experience for insight and support
  • Favorable credit terms on hedging products to free up more cashflow
  • Access to our online platform, AFEXDirect, to make payments and manage balances


  • Rapid and secure payment delivery via our global network
  • Send and receive payments in more than 100 currencies to 180 countries
  • Worldwide presence with local market and industry expertise, trading $20 billion annually


Above the line or below the line, AFEX helps protect your bottom line and ensures more of the budget makes it to the screen. 

If you’d like to learn more about AFEX, or explore how our tailored solutions could add efficiency to your global payments, please get in touch