Embankment Films Bolsters Unscripted Team


The U.K.’s Embankment Films has made several hires to lead its unscripted division and grow the company’s activity in the sector.

Embankment has appointed Nick Taussig (McQueen, Audrey, Killing Escobar) and Malcolm Neaum (I Shouldn’t Be Alive, Savile Row) as unscripted producers, Sophie Harmer (Call Me Kate; Charlie Mackesy: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, The Horse and Me) as head of unscripted production and Henry Farrington as head researcher.

Taussig and Neaum will work together to produce varied unscripted series formats, including returnable series. Harmer and Taussig previously worked together on Call Me Kate and Charlie Mackesy: The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, the Horse and Me.

“Our mission is to enable audience-facing storytellers to produce surprising and emotive entertainment,” said Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar, founders of Embankment. “The company now increases its offering to the market. Film producer Kevin Loader (The Death of Stalin, The Personal History of David Copperfield, Roger Michel’s royal feature documentary Elizabeth: A Portrait in Part(s)) recently joined us, and now three further exceptional producers join us to realize their own unscripted ambitions.”

“We are joining a dynamic and experienced team with a proven record for providing filmmakers a dependable and consistent premium infrastructure to greenlight production through to worldwide distribution,” Taussig said.

Neaum added, “By producing within Embankment, we gain from a significant confluence of scripted and unscripted storytelling talent. It’s exhilarating to trigger productions so effectively together, and we believe commissioners, international platforms and theatrical distributors will value Embankment’s expanded offering.”