Embankment Films

10 Sep 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 producers...

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08 Sep 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 feature...

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03 Sep Ridley, Scott Thomas & Hoss to Star In World War II Drama ‘Women In The Castle’ From ‘The Wife’ Trio

EXCLUSIVE: The exciting trio of Daisy Ridley (Star Wars), Kristin Scott Thomas (Darkest Hour) and Nina Hoss (Phoenix) have been set to star in Jane Anderson’s (The Wife) adaptation of Jessica Shattuck’s 2017 New York Times bestseller Women In The Castle, about three widows of conspirators involved in an assassination attempt on Hitler. The...

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10 Jul Building Embankment

UK feature film financing and distribution specialist Embankment Films is pushing its ‘conversion’ strategy into feature documentaries, with a new slate of projects unveiled this week. McQueen looks at the life of fashion designer Alexander McQueen The role of the television distributor has changed dramatically. It has...

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07 Jul Embankment doubles down on docs

Former Manchester United striker Eric Cantona in The United Way London-based feature film financer and distributor Embankment Films is pushing further into feature docs with a new slate of titles, following its success with McQueen and Harvey Weinstein exposé Untouchable. Led by partners Hugo Grumbar and Tim...

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11 Jun ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Star To Play American Ballet Dancer

EXCLUSIVE: Fast-rising actress Thomasin McKenzie, star of Jojo Rabbit and Leave No Trace, is to play American ballet dancer Joy Womack in biopic Joika. Womack, who is only the second American to graduate from Moscow’s infamously tough Bolshoi Ballet Academy, is personally overseeing McKenzie’s training and will act as the actress’s...

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22 May Emma Mackey To Lead Cast as Emily Brontë in EMILY

EXCLUSIVE: In-demand young talents Emma Mackey (Sex Education), Joe Alwyn (The Favourite), Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk) and Emily Beecham (Cruella) will star in Emily, Golden Globe-nominated actress Frances O’Connor’s (Mansfield Park) directorial debut about the early life of Wuthering Heights author Emily Brontë. Mackey, star of Netflix smash Sex Education and Fox’s...

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