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

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 AFM  from the 9th to 13th November 2020.

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

  • The Queen will get to play herself

    British director Roger Michell previously won awards for hit film Notting HillHe is chronicling the Queen’s life using archived footage in new film, Elizabeth Exclusive: Filmmaker is asking public for footage of the 94-year-old monarch  Helen Mirren won an Oscar for her portrayal of the sovereign......

  • Hopkins Makes Strong Case for Second Oscar for ‘The Father’

    Marlon Brando, Gary Cooper, Tom Hanks, Dustin Hoffman, Fredric March, Jack Nicholson, Sean Penn, Spencer Tracy. Besides being some of history’s finest performers, they are also the select few that have won two Academy Awards for best actor, with just Daniel Day-Lewis surpassing them as......

  • U.K.’s Embankment Launches Katharine Hepburn Feature Documentary

    The U.K.’s Embankment Films has launched worldwide sales ahead of the Toronto Film Festival on “Call Me Kate,” a feature documentary on Katharine ‘Kate’ Hepburn, the actor from Hollywood’s Golden Age. The feature documentary is from director Lorna Tucker (“Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist”) and produced by Salon Pictures, the......

  • Golden age of docs

    Clive Whittingham examines what’s trending in documentaries, whether Covid-themed projects are in or out and what the big concerns are for distributors heading into 2021. The streamers have had a transformative affect on all corners of the content business and docs are no exception. London-based......

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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 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.

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.

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

Sales & Marketing Executive

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.

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 [email protected].