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Inspired by the brilliance of filmmakers…

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Embankment Films provide individually tailored solutions for filmmakers to finance their films.

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. The company has a $20 million (USD) film financing credit facility with Toronto based Aver Media, a division of the Bank of Montreal, one of the most significant and innovative global media financiers.

Embankment acquires and packages projects that have targeted audiences, and offers international distributors first class marketing and technical delivery.

Founded in 2012 by Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar – the management maintain a validated track record for excellent performance. Tim has been financing high quality films for over 20 years, and Hugo Grumbar has been releasing films as a distributor for over 10 years.

Tim and Hugo’s 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.

Senior Management compliment the company with diverse specialist skills, fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, French, Italian and Spanish.

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

Terry Back acts as Executive Advisor to the Board, and as consultant to the Media Sector of Grant Thornton International and Grant Thornton UKLLP. Terry was previously an audit/advisory partner of Grant Thornton, Media and Entertainment sector.

Films

  • All
  • Completed
  • In Pre-Production

Markets

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

TORONTO
We will next be attending the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival, from 4 to 14 September 2014. We are proud to be showcasing our latest film projects, full details of which, including screening times at the festival, can be downloaded here.

Tim Haslam, Hugo Grumbar and Sharon Lee from Embankment Films will be attending and will be located at:

Embankment Films

UK FILM CENTRE

Festival Room, 9th Floor

Hyatt Regency Hotel

370 King Street West

M5V 1J9, Toronto

Email: info@embankmentfilms.com

Phone: +442071834739

If you wish to schedule a meeting please contact Max Pirkis directly at mp@embankmentfilms.com.

We look forward to seeing you there.


TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING INFORMATION

Boychoir
Boychoir

Gala Premiere

Friday 5th Sept at 6.30pm
ROY THOMSON HALL

Press & Industry Screening

Saturday 6th Sept at 11.30am
SCOTIABANK – THEATRE 10

Public Screening

Sunday 7th Sept at 9.45am
ISABEL BADER THEATRE 18

Pressure
Pressure

private Screenings

Thursday 4th Sept at 9am
BELL LIGHTBOX – CINEMA 6

Monday 8th Sept at 12pm
CINEPLEX YONGE DUNDAS – CINEMA 18

Robot Overlords
Robot Overlords

Private Screening

Monday 8th Sept at 10am
CINEPLEX YONGE DUNDAS – CINEMA 18

Kidnapping Freddy Heineken
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken

Private Screenings

Saturday 6th Sept at 6.30pm
BELL LIGHTBOX – CINEMA 7

Monday 8th Sept at 2pm
CINEPLEX YONGE DUNDAS – CINEMA 18

Press Coverage

There are Monsters
There are Monsters

“CANNES: Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss boards horror There Are Monsters”

Screen Daily, 7th May 2014 Read More

Galveston
Galveston

“Matthias Schoenaerts boards Doumanian’s Galveston”

Screen Daily, 28th January 2014 Read More

Boychoir
Boychoir

“Dustin Hoffman’s ‘Boychoir’ Sings Strong Sales”

Screen Daily, 25th November 2013 Read More

Embankment
Embankment

“Sara May joins Embankment Films”

Screen Daily, 10th October 2013 Read More

The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker

“Judy Davis joins Kate Winslet on The Dressmaker”

Screen Daily, 08 August 2013 Read More

Embankment
Embankment

“San Sebastian unveils competition titles”

Screen Daily, 7th August 2013 Read More

Embankment
Embankment

“Toronto International Film Festival reveals first wave of titles”

Screen Daily, 23rd July 2013 Read More

Diana
Diana

“Naomi’s Princess Diana is the real deal…the exclusive first look of the film everyone will want to see”

Daily Mail, 21st June 2013 Read More

Diana
Diana

“eOne falls for Naomi Watts’ Diana”

Screen Daily, 23rd May 2013 Read More

Robot Overlord
Robot Overlord

“Robot Overlords sparks new investment”

Screen Daily, 17th May 2013 Read More

Robot Overlord
Robot Overlord

“Our Robot Overlords shoot underway”

Variety, 13th May 2013 Read More

The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker

“Kate Winslet to star in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s ‘Dressmaker'”

Variety, 13th May 2013 Read More

Kidnapping Freddy Heineken
Kidnapping Freddy Heineken

“Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Alfredson join Heineken kidnap thriller”

Screen Daily, 10th May 2013 Read More

The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker

“Kate Winslet signs onto The Dressmaker”

Screen Daily, 10th May 2013 Read More

Embankment
Embankment

“Nicholas Hoult enlists in Rupert Wyatt’s Birdsong”

Screen Daily, 9th February 2013 Read More

Embankment
Embankment

“Embankment boards Wyatt’s Birdsong, Serkis’ Animal Farm; Gillian Anderson on sci-fi”

Screen Daily, 30th January 2013 Read More

Le Week-End
Le Week-End

“Music Box in tune with Roger Michell’s Le Week-End”

Screen Daily, 28th January 2013 Read More

Embankment
Embankment

“Embankment Grows Team”

Screen Daily, 24th January 2013 Read More

Embankment
Embankment

“Peapie, Anonymous Content, Embankment on board Swedish serial killer story”

Screen Daily, 14th November 2012 Read More

Le Week-End
Le Week-End

“Embankment takes on Michell’s Le Week-End”

Screen Daily, 9th September 2012 Read More

Embankment
Embankment

“Robert Pattinson joins Preferred Content’s Mission: Blacklist”

Screen Daily, 3rd May 2012 Read More

Embankment
Embankment

“Haslam, Grumbar launch Embankment”

Variety, 21st February 2012 Read More

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Senior Management Team

Tim has sold over 150 new feature films and managing 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 Awards winners, Iris, The Piano, Driving Miss Daisy and Dances with Wolves.

Tim Haslam

Partner

Tim has sold over 150 new feature films and managing 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 Awards 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 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 Christ.

Sara divides her time between Los Angeles, London and Paris. She was previously EVP Acquisitions and Co-Productions at French broadcaster TF1, where she acquired more than 60 titles for distribution in France as well as sourcing, developing and packaging feature film projects for the international sales division.

Sara May

Acquisitions, Co-productions and European Sales

Sara divides her time between Los Angeles, London and Paris. She was previously EVP Acquisitions and Co-Productions at French broadcaster TF1, where she acquired more than 60 titles for distribution in France as well as sourcing, developing and packaging feature film projects for the international sales division.

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 and Marketing Executive

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.

Sharon began her career as an international publicist at DDA Consulting. Fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French and Italian, she has since worked at various international film festivals, and was European Awards Campaign Coordinator for The Weinstein Company on The Reader and Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008.

Sharon Lee

Licensing and Marketing Executive

Sharon began her career as an international publicist at DDA Consulting. Fluent in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, French and Italian, she has since worked at various international film festivals, and was European Awards Campaign Coordinator for The Weinstein Company on The Reader and Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2008.

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

Acquisitions and Marketing Executive

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.

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.