UniFi was established by Steve Mangel, Michael Levine, and Steven Leib as a boutique bond company. We cater to high-value producers seeking the single best customer service experience. We offer a new and favorable choice to the big, conventional completion bond companies. Our service and support can be customized to meet the particular needs of our customers.
Long-trusted and well-respected by production and financial communities alike, our team is uniquely qualified to help you get production financing and give your financiers and investors the protection and security that only a completion bond provides.
As a team, we have provided completion bonds and physical production advisory services to global independent producers of several hundreds of movies and tv shows. Check out our Filmography at and for a listing of many of the projects we have supported.
Among the many reasons customers repeatedly choose UniFi, we offer the greatest value in terms of:
At UniFi, we promote both the unique qualifications of our staff members and the unity of teamwork. Every member of our Production and Business Affairs departments will be familiar with your film or television series so you can benefit from their collective knowledge, expertise, and experience. Whenever possible, we will assign the same executives to manage your account to help foster trust, communication, cooperation, responsiveness, and expediency. We are dedicated to providing the single best customer experience by offering you individually-tailored and top-priority service and support from the start of pre-production through completion and delivery.
Members of our in-house Production Department have their own line-producing experience. They too are familiar with everyday production pressures and exigencies. They will bring their extensive knowledge and experience to the table to support your production. They are adept at finding inspired and collaborative solutions to routine complications as well as the most demanding and challenging conditions.
Members of our in-house Business Affairs Department will quickly and expertly prepare and negotiate the Completion Guaranty, Completion Agreement, and related documents. They can knowledgeably deal with a wide range of production financing structures, from simple to complex, including senior, mezzanine, and gap loans; equity financing; production tax credits; government subsidies and rebates; and making domestic and international presales “bankable”.
We have strong and long-standing industry relationships with banks, financiers, studios, producers, production service companies, domestic and international distributors, payroll companies, risk and asset management advisers, insurance agents and brokers, insurance companies, accounting and law firms, talent agencies, laboratories, suppliers and more.
Our team will be proactive and extremely responsive to your needs, particularly your need to close your financing as quickly as possible.
We can be an indispensable resource for physical production information and assistance. When needed, we will freely give customers our advice, guidance, recommendations, and referrals on production logistics, personnel, vendors, locations, and more.
We strive to simplify, streamline and expedite what can otherwise be a demanding and time-consuming process, to help you quickly close your financing arrangements.
Our commitment to you does not end when the completion bond is issued. We stay involved and continue to monitor the progress of production until your film or television series is completed and delivered. We always remain available to offer our guidance and support to troubleshoot unusual or challenging conditions – whenever and wherever they may arise.
Atlantic Specialty Insurance Company is an admitted carrier authorized to write surety coverage in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and provides our completion bonds to customers based in the United States. Intact Insurance Company is an admitted carrier authorized to write surety coverage throughout Canada and provides our completion bonds to customers based in Canada. Our completion bonds may be provided through other insurance carriers to customers based outside North America.
Intact and Intact Specialty’s insurance company subsidiaries consistently receive an A+ (superior) financial rating within the XV ($2 Billion or greater) size category from A.M. Best and take full responsibility to adjust claims and pay 100% of all covered losses. Accordingly, your financiers and investors, (1) should only need to confirm Intact’s excellent financial strength rating and avoid the need to pore over the financial strength ratings of numerous insurance and reinsurance companies, and (2) will not have to separately resolve and enforce claims through multiple actions, in various jurisdictions, against multiple reinsurers, which is often a prerequisite to any loss recoveries when dealing with competing bond companies. Furthermore, Intact has a dedicated claims department with the expertise and experience to investigate and resolve any claim that may arise. They will provide the forms, instructions, and assistance needed to process any claim. The UniFi team will provide its collective expertise, knowledge, and experience to help to ensure every claim is properly adjusted and quickly paid. UniFi’s re/insurance structure is designed to provide direct and uncomplicated legal and financial security and protection to its bondholders.