About Us

Who we are

Above Title Production Finance is run by Melissa Hay with her team of experienced production finance practitioners. We recognise the importance that the theatre and live events producing industry places on specialists it can rely on for a fast, efficient and friendly service. Our dedicated production finance team, bring a wealth of knowledge and experience, to create a one stop service for our clients.

Mel comes to Above Title Production Finance from The Ambassador Theatre Group and Sonia Friedman Productions, having spent almost 15 years there. During that time Mel worked on over 300 plays and musicals in the West End and UK and International touring, each with its own special set of circumstances. Mel is well versed in all things production accounting including foreign entertainer treatment, withholding tax, VAT and has worked on many theatre tax relief submissions.

This team can provide any accounting service that is required meaning clients know that the finance side is being looked after all in one place, by one set of people. In turn, this will mean we really know our clients and their needs in detail.

Above Title Production Finance is dedicated to providing a seamless experience to all producers, co-producers and investors. With the creatives on one side of the coin; we’re on the other side and we are passionate about what we do. Being part of the journey to help see projects from start to finish is rewarding to us. We will provide a bespoke package to each client with no unnecessary extras. We have many years of communicating with non-finance minded people and know how to give them the ‘bottom line’ without taking much time out of their day, so they can focus on creating great entertainment!