CONGRATULATIONS to the filmmakers of The Father - Winner of 2 Academy Awards: Best Actor, Anthony Hopkins - Best Adapted Screenplay, Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton – A tribute to human storytelling at its FINEST     •     CONGRATULATIONS to the filmmakers of The Father - Winner of 2 Academy Awards: Best Actor, Anthony Hopkins - Best Adapted Screenplay, Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton – A tribute to human storytelling at its FINEST     •     CONGRATULATIONS to the filmmakers of The Father - Winner of 2 Academy Awards: Best Actor, Anthony Hopkins - Best Adapted Screenplay, Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton – A tribute to human storytelling at its FINEST     •     CONGRATULATIONS to the filmmakers of The Father - Winner of 2 Academy Awards: Best Actor, Anthony Hopkins - Best Adapted Screenplay, Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton – A tribute to human storytelling at its FINEST     •     

Consistently converting high-quality IP for global audiences

Embankment is a ‘converter’ of high-quality IP and delivers entertainment to global audiences.

We are a team that converts film and television IP to production and commercial exploitation by arranging financing, and managing global distribution and collections. We provide individually tailored solutions for filmmakers to finance films and TV.

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 includes co-developing and packaging IP with Producers for targeted commercial audiences, and offers international distributors first class global 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. They share a career roster of over 250 new feature films (and amalgamated library management of over 1000 titles) including feature films that have garnered over 65 Academy Awards and Nominations. Most importantly, we are inspired by “storytelling” and the brilliance filmmakers – each executive in the company share a genuine passion for entertainment media – film and TV.

Films

  • All
  • Films Fiction
  • Films Non-Fiction
  • In Global Distribution
  • In Pre-Production
  • In Production
  • Post-Production

JOIKA

Films Fiction, In Pre-Production
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JOIKA

Films Fiction, In Pre-Production

EMILY

Films Fiction, In Pre-Production
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EMILY

Films Fiction, In Pre-Production

SUMMERLAND

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution, Post-Production
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SUMMERLAND

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution, Post-Production

DRIVEN

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution
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DRIVEN

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution

McQueen

Films Non-Fiction, In Global Distribution
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McQueen

Films Non-Fiction, In Global Distribution

Breath

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution
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Breath

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution

Breathe

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution
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Breathe

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution

Inside

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution
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Inside

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution

Diana

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution
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Diana

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution

Markets

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

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Embankment films will be present at the virtual Marche du Film 2021.

If you wish to schedule a meeting with us please contact us at  [email protected]

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

 

MILITARY WIVES – TIFF19 Special Presentation Screening Schedule

We are delighted to present the World Premiere of MILITARY WIVES at the Toronto International Film Festival 2019

Public 1: Friday 6th, 2pm at Elgin Theatre – WORLD PREMIERE
Public 2: 
Saturday 7th, 1:15pm at Scotiabank 2
P&I 1: Saturday 7th, 11:30am at Scotiabank 4
P&I 2: Tuesday 10th, 9am at Scotiabank 13


 

Press Coverage

  • ‘Emily’: First Look At Emma Mackey As ‘Wuthering Heights’ Author Emily Bronte

    Here’s your first look at Emma Mackey – BAFTA-nominated today for Sex Education – in new UK feature Emily, the origin story biopic of Wuthering Heights scribe Emily Bronte. Production is underway in the UK on the film which marks the writing and directing feature debut of actress Frances O’Connor (The Missing).......

  • The Father wins two Oscar Academy Awards

    Oscars 2021 winners: the full Best makeup and hairstyling Emma Hillbilly Elegy Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER Mank Pinocchio Best costume design Emma Mank Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER Mulan Pinocchio Jean Hersholt humanitarian award MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) Best director Thomas......

  • Olivia Colman Comedy ‘Joyride’ Acquired By Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions

    London-based film sales and financing house Embankment Films has closed a major international deal for “Joyride,” starring Olivia Colman, who is Oscar nominated for Florian Zeller’s “The Father,” another of Embankment’s titles. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has bought “Joyride” for the world, excluding North America and U.K. The deal comes......

  • Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern to Star in ‘The Son’ From ‘The Father’ Director Florian Zeller

    Hugh Jackman and Laura Dern will star in “The Son,” writer-director Florian Zeller’s follow-up to the BAFTA winning and Academy Award nominated “The Father.” The film is adapted from Zeller’s acclaimed stage play by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, who is Oscar nominated for adapting “The......

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Management Team

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.

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.

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.

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.

Greg 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 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.

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.

Paulina joined Embankment in 2017 through the Film Distributors' Association Trainee Scheme. As Sales and Marketing Manager, Paulina currently specialises in Eastern European and SE Asian Sales and international sales marketing, as well as multi-tasking between all departments. Previously she has worked on several film festivals, including the launch of the Doc'n Roll Film Festival.
Prior to entering the film industry, she was a product manager and retail team-leader at Hamleys, one of the finest toy retailers in the world. Paulina is also fluent in Russian.

Paulina Taher

Licensing & Marketing Manager

Paulina joined Embankment in 2017 through the Film Distributors' Association Trainee Scheme. As Sales and Marketing Manager, Paulina currently specialises in Eastern European and SE Asian Sales and international sales marketing, as well as multi-tasking between all departments. Previously she has worked on several film festivals, including the launch of the Doc'n Roll Film Festival.
Prior to entering the film industry, she was a product manager and retail team-leader at Hamleys, one of the finest toy retailers in the world. Paulina is also fluent in Russian.

Fluent in Spanish, Catalan and English, Maite had 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 had 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.

Contact

Embankment Films Ltd is registered in England and Wales No. 07563234 with its registered office being Embankment Films Limited, C/o GBP, 16 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BX

PHONE: +44 (0) 207 183 4739

 

 

Unfortunately we’re unable to accept unsolicited scripts at this time. For further information regarding submissions, please contact [email protected].