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Ingenious Media
TypePrivate
IndustryInvestment
GenreInvestment and Advisory Group
Founded1998
FounderPatrick McKenna
HeadquartersLondon, W1
United Kingdom
Key people
Patrick McKenna
(CEO 1998-present)
Number of employees
80
Websitewww.theingeniousgroup.co.uk

Ingenious Media (styled as INGENIθUS) is a division of London-based Ingenious Capital Management Limited, also known as Ingenious. The company was founded in 1998 by Patrick McKenna.

Filmography

2000s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2003
2004
2005 The Mistress of Spices
2006 Borat
Amazing Grace
A Good Year
2007 Hot Fuzz
Live Free or Die Hard
Stardust
The Golden Compass
2008 Australia
2009 Avatar

2010s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2010
2011
2012 Life of Pi
2013
2014 Selma
2015 Carol
Brooklyn
2016 Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
Max Steel
2017 Kidnap
On Chesil Beach
2018 Adrift
The Wedding Guest
2019 Blinded by the Light
A Score to Settle
The Burnt Orange Heresy
Guns Akimbo

2020s

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2020
Resistance
Inheritance
Unhinged

Upcoming

Year Title Director Distributor Notes
2020
2021
TBA

Future Projects

In 2018, Ingenious media partnered with Solstice Studios,[1] to produce and distribute theatrical feature films.

Tax Avoidance Case

In July 2014, Ingenious Media was investigated by HMRC for promoting tax avoidance schemes.[2] In October 2014, HMRC sent "accelerated payment notices" to people who had invested with Ingenious Media, demanding payment of substantial amounts of tax.[3] The tax bill following his investment in the scheme was cited in the subsequent bankruptcy hearings of the former Liverpool and Republic of Ireland footballer, Steve Staunton.[4] In 2018, a group of more than 500 investors launched a civil case against Ingenious for making false representations[5] which Ingenious had always denied. Ingenious (specifically Ingenious Games LLP, Ingenious Track Productions LLP and Ingenious Film Partners 2 LLP) lost their appeal against HMRC's initial ruling in June 2019, with the Upper Tribunal ruling that "None of the LLPs were carrying on a trade. None of the LLPs were carrying on a trade with a view to profit"[6]

References

  1. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2018-10-02). "Mark Gill, Andrew Gunn, Guy Botham & Vincent Bruzzese Launch Solstice Studios; Teams With Ingenious Media On Theatrical Releases". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  2. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28311047 (Retrieved 9 October 2014)
  3. ^ http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e1d16a40-4a49-11e4-bc07-00144feab7de.html#axzz3FdZXAZp9 (Retrieved 9 October 2014)
  4. ^ https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/former-ireland-star-steve-staunton-files-for-bankruptcy-1.2884968
  5. ^ https://economia.icaew.com/news/august-2018/500-investors-sue-ingenious-over-film-scheme
  6. ^ https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKUT/TCC/2019/226.pdf