PresidentPascal Borno is a seasoned entertainment executive with 24 years of experience in the areas of licensing, production and marketing of film and television properties worldwide. He has held senior management positions at several companies over the years including six years with legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis as well as The Kushner Locke Company and Independent Pictures, a company owned by New Line Cinema. Borno runs his own company, Conquistador Entertainment, which most recently licensed and marketed the Christian Bale film, Rescue Dawn. Most recently, Borno was President of Sales and Acquisitions at Arclight Films and headed up the sales team, which was responsible for the licensing of films such as The Bank Job starring Jason Statham. As an expert in his field, Borno has a solid track record of identifying marketable properties all over the world. His diverse background has enabled him to structure creative financing deals for film production, which has included international co-productions as well as ‘soft money’ deals. In addition, Borno is recognized on several international banks’ lists of credit worthy executives. This background combined with his knowledge of bank financing and particularly off balance sheet finance, enables Borno and Conquistador to assist in all aspects of production and distribution of independent features.
Borno attended Middlebury College in Vermont and graduated in 1983 with a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish Literature. He is fluent in six languages including English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French Creole.