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 of 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
  • Post-Production

GOLDA

Films Fiction, Post-Production
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GOLDA

Films Fiction, Post-Production

THE SON

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution
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THE SON

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution

JOYRIDE

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution
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JOYRIDE

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution

JOIKA

Films Fiction, Post-Production
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JOIKA

Films Fiction, Post-Production

EMILY

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution
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EMILY

Films Fiction, In Global Distribution

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.

TORONTO

Embankment films will be present at the Toronto Film Festival 2022.

If you wish to schedule a meeting with us please contact us at  info@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

 

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

  • Magnolia Pictures Buys Olivia Colman Road-Trip Comedy ‘Joyride’

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to “Joyride,” a road-trip comedy starring Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and Charlie Reid. The indie studio will release the film in theaters and on demand on Dec. 23. The picture was directed by Emer Reynolds (“Songs for While I’m Away”)......

  • ‘Emily’ is Dinard’s major winner

    Frances O’Connor’s Emily proved the big hit of the 33rd edition of Dinard Film Festival, the French seaside festival that spotlights UK and Irish cinema, for French audiences that closed on October 2. Emily won the Golden Hitchcock for best film, with Emma Mackey receiving......

  • ‘Emily’ Review: Emma Mackey Breaks Out as the ‘Strangest’ Brontë in Frances O’Connor’s Lovely Debut

    The ‘Wuthering Heights’ author is warmly embraced and gently released by actor-turned-filmmaker O’Connor, in a period drama with a subtly modern sensibility. There are no flirtations with the fourth wall in Frances O’Connor’s “Emily.” There is no synthpop on the soundtrack. No one ranks the......

  • ‘Emily’ Review: A Dazzling Debut from Actor-Turned-Director Frances O’Connor [TIFF]

    Midway through Frances O’Connor’s “Emily,” the title character finds a note. It’s been left for her, discreetly, with the time and place to meet the man she loves. O’Connor holds on a close-up of Emily as she registers her considerable excitement at the invitation, then......

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Management Team

Alice joins Embankment as Financial Controller.

Alice brings her accounting expertise to manage film and corporate accounting and reporting, both with international 3rd Parties and inter-company. Alice was previously a Client Manager at Clay GBP Ltd for 5 years, particularly focused on the media and entertainment industry, notably clients in the visual arts and internet space. Alice is certified by ACCA.

Alice Cockrell

Financial Controller

Alice joins Embankment as Financial Controller.

Alice brings her accounting expertise to manage film and corporate accounting and reporting, both with international 3rd Parties and inter-company. Alice was previously a Client Manager at Clay GBP Ltd for 5 years, particularly focused on the media and entertainment industry, notably clients in the visual arts and internet space. Alice is certified by ACCA.

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.

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.

Former WestEnd Films and AI Film executive Toby Hill, joins Embankment as head of production and acquisitions. He will lead all of Embankment’s management of intellectual property, converting IP into production and global distribution. He will collaborate closely with producer Kevin Loader, whose London-based production outfit Free Range Films joined forces in May of this year with Embankment . While head of acquisitions at UK-based financing outfit AI Film, Hill greenlit titles such as I, Tonya, American Animals, Mr Holmes and The Butler. Since 2018, he has been head of acquisitions and development at WestEnd Films, working on Mr Malcolm’s List, The Last Rifleman and the forthcoming Freud’s Last Session starring Anthony Hopkins.

Toby Hill

Head of Productions & Acquisitions

Former WestEnd Films and AI Film executive Toby Hill, joins Embankment as head of production and acquisitions. He will lead all of Embankment’s management of intellectual property, converting IP into production and global distribution. He will collaborate closely with producer Kevin Loader, whose London-based production outfit Free Range Films joined forces in May of this year with Embankment . While head of acquisitions at UK-based financing outfit AI Film, Hill greenlit titles such as I, Tonya, American Animals, Mr Holmes and The Butler. Since 2018, he has been head of acquisitions and development at WestEnd Films, working on Mr Malcolm’s List, The Last Rifleman and the forthcoming Freud’s Last Session starring Anthony Hopkins.

Gabby recently joined Embankment to manage the Acquisitions and Production team as well as oversee its Distribution activity. She works closely with Toby Hill, Head of Acquisitions & Production, and producer Kevin Loader.

Gabby came to Embankment having been previously at Sky TV’s Group Acquisitions Executive for the UK, Italy, and Germany, where she acquired content across all entertainment channels. Having initially specialized in Intellectual Property and Entertainment at law school, she worked in legal and business affairs at Warner Bros. UK, supporting domestic acquisitions including Dream Horse and Catherine Tate’s The Nan Movie. Her work for the Content Group at Universal Pictures pivoted her into global acquisition and distribution of feature films and documentaries.

Gabriella Kramer-Khan

Acquisitions, Production & Distribution Manager

Gabby recently joined Embankment to manage the Acquisitions and Production team as well as oversee its Distribution activity. She works closely with Toby Hill, Head of Acquisitions & Production, and producer Kevin Loader.

Gabby came to Embankment having been previously at Sky TV’s Group Acquisitions Executive for the UK, Italy, and Germany, where she acquired content across all entertainment channels. Having initially specialized in Intellectual Property and Entertainment at law school, she worked in legal and business affairs at Warner Bros. UK, supporting domestic acquisitions including Dream Horse and Catherine Tate’s The Nan Movie. Her work for the Content Group at Universal Pictures pivoted her into global acquisition and distribution of feature films and documentaries.

Mark joins Embankment as Head of Worldwide Sales and Distribution with 15 years experience in film sales and acquisitions. Mark was previously Director of Sales and Distribution at HanWay Films selling an array of genres, including films by directors Doug Liman, Ron Howard, Justin Kurzel, Paul Schrader, Matteo Garrone, Viggo Mortensen, Phillip Noyce, Meg Ryan, Kitty Green and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Mark was also responsible for HanWay Select; promoting first-time filmmakers, financing feature documentaries and distributing a classic film catalogue.

Mark Lane

Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution

Mark joins Embankment as Head of Worldwide Sales and Distribution with 15 years experience in film sales and acquisitions. Mark was previously Director of Sales and Distribution at HanWay Films selling an array of genres, including films by directors Doug Liman, Ron Howard, Justin Kurzel, Paul Schrader, Matteo Garrone, Viggo Mortensen, Phillip Noyce, Meg Ryan, Kitty Green and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Mark was also responsible for HanWay Select; promoting first-time filmmakers, financing feature documentaries and distributing a classic film catalogue.

Kevin Loader is one of the UK’s most experienced film and television producers. After a career in arts programmes and drama at BBC Television, he started making feature films over twenty years ago. Through Free Range Films he has produced over ten of the late Roger Michell’s films, from The Mother to the recent documentary about the Queen, Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts.
Loader has also produced films with many other A list directors, including Nicholas Hytner, Armando Iannucci, Andrea Arnold, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Julian Jarrold, Alex Iglesias, Mike Barker and Sir Richard Eyre.
His forthcoming work includes Hettie Macdonald’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Richard Eyre’s Allelujah and the second season of Armando Iannucci’s Avenue 5.

Kevin Loader

Producer & Partner

Kevin Loader is one of the UK’s most experienced film and television producers. After a career in arts programmes and drama at BBC Television, he started making feature films over twenty years ago. Through Free Range Films he has produced over ten of the late Roger Michell’s films, from The Mother to the recent documentary about the Queen, Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts.
Loader has also produced films with many other A list directors, including Nicholas Hytner, Armando Iannucci, Andrea Arnold, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Julian Jarrold, Alex Iglesias, Mike Barker and Sir Richard Eyre.
His forthcoming work includes Hettie Macdonald’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, Richard Eyre’s Allelujah and the second season of Armando Iannucci’s Avenue 5.

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 info@embankmentfilms.com.