Inspired by the brilliance of filmmakers…

Embankment is a ‘converter’ which provide individually tailored solutions for filmmakers to finance films and TV.

 

We are a team that converts film and television IP to production and commercial exploitation by arranging financing, and managing global distribution and collections.

 

Specialising in financing of quality and award-winning films, the company procures pre-sales, tax-credit facilities, equity, mezzanine and gap financing for international producers, enabling filmmakers to manage their “owned” film assets.

 

Our rate of conversion is rapid and highly effective, our collections rating is AAA+.

 

Embankment’s creative expertise primarily lies in co-developing and packaging IP with Producers for targeted commercial audiences, and offers international distributors first class marketing and technical delivery.

 

The company is a team of energetic executives, each empowered to be multi-disciplined, proactive and innovative.  Founded in 2012 by Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar – Embankment maintains a validated track record for excellent performance.  Tim has been financing high quality films for over 25 years, and Hugo Grumbar has been releasing films as a distributor for over 15 years with a career roster of over 250 new feature films (and amalgamated library management of over 1000 titles) include feature films that have garnered over 65 Academy Awards and Nominations.

 

Most importantly each executive in the company share a genuine passion for entertainment media – film and TV.

 

Industry pioneers Terry Back and Peter Sussman act as Advisors to the Board.

Films

  • All
  • Completed
  • In Production
  • Post-Production

Markets

Embankment Films attends all major film markets and festivals to meet with distributors, financiers and filmmakers.

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Tim Haslam, Hugo Grumbar, Calum Gray, Maite Villarino, Libby D’Arcy, Max Pirkis, Greg Martin and Paulina Taher will be attending the Cannes Film Market from 8th to 13th May 2018.

If you wish to schedule a meeting with them please contact Paulina Taher directly at pt@embankmentfilms.com

We look forward to seeing you there.


AFM 2017 SCREENING INFORMATION

GALVESTON (Promo Screening)

ARCHLIGHT 6 – Wed 1st Nov at 9.30am

Running time: 6mins

(playing every 15mins, last pass at 11.15am)

BREATH

ARCLIGHT – Wed 1st Nov at 11am

BROADWAY CINEPLEX 2 – Thur 2nd Nov at 1.30pm

Running time: 115mins

SUBMERGENCE 

AMC SANTA MONICA 6 – Wed 1st Nov at 3.30pm

Running time: 112mins

THE WIFE 

ARCLIGHT 11 – Thurs 2nd Nov at 9am

Running time: 100mins

PLEASE STAND BY 

ARCLIGHT 11 – Friday 3rd Nov at 11am

Running time: 100mins


Press Coverage

  • Driven: Venice Review

    The story of automobile designer and entrepreneur John DeLorean’s decline and fall becomes a comedy-tinged buddy movie with a twist in Nick Hamm’s follow-up to another very different male-bonding saga, The Journey. Once again, two fine central performances bring a clever Colin Bateman script alive,......

  • John DeLorean Story ‘Driven’ Closing Venice, Hoping For Big Toronto Sale After Barely Surviving Puerto Rico Hurricane

    Closing Night films at festivals aren’t always the most prestigious slot you can get (witness the debacle of Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote at Cannes this year), but sometimes a surprise is in store. I think that is exactly the case for......

  • Glenn Close Paints Her Masterpiece With The Wife

    It’s been said that though women are capable of writing the Great American Novel, the writers who achieve the kind of iconic status of literary gods are always men. That’s because myths can be built around them. This is also true, by the way, about......

  • ‘The Wife’ Review: Glenn Close Delivers Oscar-Worthy Performance In Rich And Timely Drama

    Glenn Close has won multiple Tonys, Emmys and numerous other awards in her storied career. She also is, perplexingly, a frequent Oscar bridesmaid, having been nominated six times but still without a win. That finally and deservedly could change this year with The Wife, in......

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Senior Management Team

Tim has sold over 150 new feature films and managed amalgamated libraries of over 800 titles. His diverse range of quality films is extensive, including 7 Woody Allen films, Shame, Le Weekend, Quartet, Seven Psychopaths, The Wedding Planner, The Quiet American, Sliding Doors, Resident Evil and Academy Award winners, Iris, The Piano, Driving Miss Daisy and Dances with Wolves.

Tim Haslam

Partner

Tim has sold over 150 new feature films and managed amalgamated libraries of over 800 titles. His diverse range of quality films is extensive, including 7 Woody Allen films, Shame, Le Weekend, Quartet, Seven Psychopaths, The Wedding Planner, The Quiet American, Sliding Doors, Resident Evil and Academy Award winners, Iris, The Piano, Driving Miss Daisy and Dances with Wolves.

Hugo’s international marketing skills were honed at Intermedia and Capitol Films. Most recently he was joint MD of Icon UK Group responsible for the acquisition / distribution of some of their most successful titles including Precious, Paranormal Activity, Apocalypto and The Passion of the Christ.

Hugo Grumbar

Partner

Hugo’s international marketing skills were honed at Intermedia and Capitol Films. Most recently he was joint MD of Icon UK Group responsible for the acquisition / distribution of some of their most successful titles including Precious, Paranormal Activity, Apocalypto and The Passion of the Christ.

Calum was previously Head of Sales at Celsius Entertainment, Director of Sales at Independent Film Sales and Head Of Sales at Mercury Media. He has sold such titles as Oldboy, Moon, What We Did On Our Holiday, Starred Up, Gimme Danger, Metro Manila, Exit Through The Giftshop, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Big Beach’s Safety Not Guaranteed. Calum was voted one of Screen International’s 50 future leaders in Sales and Acquisitions in 2012 and has lectured on film distribution for the NFTS, Film Wales, The European Documentary Network and Creative England.

Calum Gray

Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution

Calum was previously Head of Sales at Celsius Entertainment, Director of Sales at Independent Film Sales and Head Of Sales at Mercury Media. He has sold such titles as Oldboy, Moon, What We Did On Our Holiday, Starred Up, Gimme Danger, Metro Manila, Exit Through The Giftshop, We Need To Talk About Kevin and Big Beach’s Safety Not Guaranteed. Calum was voted one of Screen International’s 50 future leaders in Sales and Acquisitions in 2012 and has lectured on film distribution for the NFTS, Film Wales, The European Documentary Network and Creative England.

Libby comes to Embankment having spent 8 years as the VP of Business Affairs at Content where she specialised in multiparty financing and distribution and recently completed its acquisition by Kew Media. Prior to Content, Libby spent 5 years at Odyssey Entertainment heading up the Business and Legal Affairs division.

Libby D’Arcy

General Counsel

Libby comes to Embankment having spent 8 years as the VP of Business Affairs at Content where she specialised in multiparty financing and distribution and recently completed its acquisition by Kew Media. Prior to Content, Libby spent 5 years at Odyssey Entertainment heading up the Business and Legal Affairs division.

Prior to joining Embankment in early 2013, Max served as a Development executive at production company Fourth Culture Films and its sister EIS fund. Previously Max worked for the BBC and Pari Passu Films and completed internships with Working Title, CBS and Studio Canal. He was previously an actor in Peter Weir’s Master and Commander, The Quiet Ones and TV Series Rome.

Max Pirkis

Head of Acquistions & Distribution

Prior to joining Embankment in early 2013, Max served as a Development executive at production company Fourth Culture Films and its sister EIS fund. Previously Max worked for the BBC and Pari Passu Films and completed internships with Working Title, CBS and Studio Canal. He was previously an actor in Peter Weir’s Master and Commander, The Quiet Ones and TV Series Rome.

Fluent in Spanish, Catalan and English, Maite most recently worked for Mel Gibson’s Icon Entertainment International in the Sales & Marketing department and has previously worked in Marketing at Momentum Pictures on films including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She has also collaborated on several international film festivals including Sitges.

Maite Villarino

Licensing & Marketing Manager

Fluent in Spanish, Catalan and English, Maite most recently worked for Mel Gibson’s Icon Entertainment International in the Sales & Marketing department and has previously worked in Marketing at Momentum Pictures on films including The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. She has also collaborated on several international film festivals including Sitges.

Greg recently joined Embankment in 2015. He was previously in the development team at Working Title. He started his career as a producer's assistant at Black Camel Pictures, working on the film Sunshine on Leith. He also has development experience from Heyday Films, Ealing Studios and Headline Pictures, and Sales and Distribution experience with Protagonist pictures.

Greg Martin

Acquisitions & Distribution Executive

Greg recently joined Embankment in 2015. He was previously in the development team at Working Title. He started his career as a producer's assistant at Black Camel Pictures, working on the film Sunshine on Leith. He also has development experience from Heyday Films, Ealing Studios and Headline Pictures, and Sales and Distribution experience with Protagonist pictures.

BOARD

Founding Partners Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar (see Team) are joined on the Board by Terry Back and Peter Sussman, acting as Non-Executive Advisors to the Board.

Terry Back has worked with creative businesses throughout his career, in particular advising independent television, film production and distribution companies.
In the mid 1990s, he founded Grant Thornton’s UK Media Group. He has acted as a business advisor and audit partner for many companies in this sector, ranging from large and publicly quoted independents to one-man businesses.
He was a member of both Grant Thornton UK’s non-executive board and Grant Thornton International’s non-executive board for many years.
Terry has advised a large number of fast-growing companies over the last two decades, frequently advising on their growth strategies from a pragmatic perspective, looking at both acquisitions and organic growths.
He is one of the handful of accountants in the UK who are widely recognised as having deep understanding of the commercial aspects of the Film and Television sectors.

Terry Back

Non-Executive Advisor

Terry Back has worked with creative businesses throughout his career, in particular advising independent television, film production and distribution companies.
In the mid 1990s, he founded Grant Thornton’s UK Media Group. He has acted as a business advisor and audit partner for many companies in this sector, ranging from large and publicly quoted independents to one-man businesses.
He was a member of both Grant Thornton UK’s non-executive board and Grant Thornton International’s non-executive board for many years.
Terry has advised a large number of fast-growing companies over the last two decades, frequently advising on their growth strategies from a pragmatic perspective, looking at both acquisitions and organic growths.
He is one of the handful of accountants in the UK who are widely recognised as having deep understanding of the commercial aspects of the Film and Television sectors.

Peter Sussman co-founded Kew Media Group and has built the company into a diverse, international content platform.
He has been personally nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and four Emmy Awards.
Prior, Peter was Co-founder and Chairman of Aver Media Finance, a global media financier primarily for producers and distributors of television programs and theatrical feature films. Aver Media Finance was sold in 2013 to Bank of Montreal.
Prior to Aver Media Finance, Peter was a co-controlling voting shareholder of Alliance Atlantis and Chief Executive Officer of its Entertainment Group.
For more than 30 years, Peter has participated in the financing, production and distribution of thousands of hours of film and television. Peter capped off his years as a multi-award-winning producer by assembling and launching in partnership with CBS, the CSI Television Franchise compromising CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York.

Peter Sussman

Non-Executive Advisor

Peter Sussman co-founded Kew Media Group and has built the company into a diverse, international content platform.
He has been personally nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and four Emmy Awards.
Prior, Peter was Co-founder and Chairman of Aver Media Finance, a global media financier primarily for producers and distributors of television programs and theatrical feature films. Aver Media Finance was sold in 2013 to Bank of Montreal.
Prior to Aver Media Finance, Peter was a co-controlling voting shareholder of Alliance Atlantis and Chief Executive Officer of its Entertainment Group.
For more than 30 years, Peter has participated in the financing, production and distribution of thousands of hours of film and television. Peter capped off his years as a multi-award-winning producer by assembling and launching in partnership with CBS, the CSI Television Franchise compromising CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami and CSI: New York.

Contact

Embankment Films
Westbourne Studios – WE 020
242 Acklam Road
London
W10 5JJ

+44 (0) 207 183 4739

Unfortunately we’re unable to accept unsolicited scripts at this time. For further information regarding submissions, please contact info@embankmentfilms.com.