Signature Entertainment is an award winning, market leading production and distribution company. Founded in 2011 by Marc Goldberg, Signature has become the leading independent label in the UK with an ever-growing global presence. Having released over 1,500 films since its inception, their releases include A Rainy Day in New York starring Timothée Chalamet, number 1 UK box-office hit Honest Thief, Rami Malek prison escape drama Papillon and Sam Neill comedy Rams. Their upcoming slate includes Brian Epstein biopic Midas Man, Pierce Brosnan thriller Fast Charlie and John Cena action movie Freelance.

Signature Films is the company’s US based production arm, who have produced cast driven and commercial movies since 2018, including Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan actioner Final Score, Olga Kurylenko and Gary Oldman thriller The Courier and Haley Bennett romantic tale She is Love with a slate of impressive projects in production including Toni Colette comedy The Estate.

The Team

Marc Goldberg

Marc Goldberg

CEO

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Marc founded Signature in 2011 and now oversees the growth of the US production office in Los Angeles. Still involved in all aspects of the distribution across the UK and and US, Marc primarily focuses on producing feature films and working with the acquisitions team. When not working, Marc is often found at home with his 3 kids or getting up very early to watch his beloved West Ham every weekend, working out or on a plane!

Gareth Williams

Gareth Williams

Finance Director

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Having bagged a Classics degree from Oxford University, Gareth elected to depart the land of Homer and Sophocles to navigate the high seas of finance. His odyssey began doing audit for Deloitte; having qualified as a chartered accountant, he joined Signature in 2012. In his spare time he enjoys The Smiths, playing soccer, and follows horse racing, FC Barcelona, and the mighty Arsenal.

Jon Bourdillon

Jon Bourdillon

Chief Operating Officer

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Jon has worked in the UK home entertainment industry for many years, from independent label Contender to mini-major eOne. Now, apart from running the UK business, Jon manages Signature’s sales to the various TV and SVOD channels. A frequent and occasional winner of Fantasy Football and obsessive ‘latte at 10am’ Jon, it could be argued is a creature of habit!

Elizabeth Williams

Elizabeth Williams

Director of Acquisitions & Development

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Elizabeth has over a decade of experience in film and TV, including stints at Sky and the BBC. She joined Signature in 2015 after buying films for Sky. She has a Master’s degree in History of Art from the University of York. When not negotiating, reading scripts or screening films, she can be found enjoying art exhibitions and watching tennis. Also a BAFTA voting member, her favourite films include Thelma and Louise, The Full Monty and Gladiator.

Katie Wilkinson

Katie Wilkinson

Acquisitions & Development Executive

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Katie joined Signature in April 2017 after 6 years of planning events in London’s top private members’ clubs. Having graduated in Ancient History from St Andrews University, Katie moved to New York in 2011 to intern in TV and film production.

Her biggest loves are family & friends, Christmas, food & wine, Chelsea FC, jigsaws, monkey puzzle trees, fireworks, elephants, thunder storms, Harry Potter and parsnips. Favourite films include Notting Hill, The Blind Side and The Greatest Showman.

Max Hart

Max Hart

Acquisitions and Development Assistant

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Having graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first-class degree in Linguistics, Max joined Signature in 2021 as Acquisitions and Development Assistant. After internships in production and film festivals, he spent the Summer of 2019 as our Marketing and PR Intern. Max has produced two short films, the most recent of which won a shorts festival in the US, also screening in the UK, Canada and Italy. In his free time, Max enjoys watching Arsenal, updating his Letterboxd page and exploring films classic and new. Favourites include: Network, Army of Shadows and Being There.

Claire Loewenthal

Claire Loewenthal

Marketing Director

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Claire joined Signature in January 2012, with a background in corporate Event Management, after studying the same at Leeds University. Starting out as an Operations and Marketing coordinator and working her way through most departments of the Business before landing the role of Head of Marketing in 2015. Claire can largely be found organising film premieres, managing talent and creating stand-out marketing assets to ensure every release is given the very best platform and exposure in the market. Claire spends her free time with her pet pug pooch, Benji, at the cinema or making pasta!

Emilie Barra

Emilie Barra

Acting Head of Marketing

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Emilie Barra is a marketeer, working across theatrical and home entertainment film releases in the UK. Originally from Paris, France, Emilie is fully bilingual and has an extensive background in film distribution, film marketing and acquisitions. Her career spans 15 years, having worked for the likes of Optimum Releasing, StudioCanal UK and Universal Pictures UK.
Emilie is a very versatile marketeer and brings a breadth of knowledge, creativity, real-world market expertise and passion to any project. She has worked across a wide breadth of different genres and release strategies. A true cinema fan, self-confessed geek and horror buff, Emilie spends most of her spare time watching films or reading about them!

Jeff Suter

Jeff Suter

Senior Product Manager

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Jeff has been working as a marketeer in the entertainment industry for over 15 years, and has 10 years’ experience in the film industry. Starting his career with EMI Music he also worked for SEGA, Disney and Entertainment One, managing campaigns across music, video games and film. He has worked across every genre, from teen favourites like Twilight and The Divergent Series, to OSCAR winner 12 Years a Slave and family favourite Peppa Pig!

A fan of all types of entertainment, he has a passion for film and TV, and loves delving into a box set as much as the big screen experience. In his spare time Jeff can often be found on his yoga mat, practising free movement and yoga.

Clifford Green

Clifford Green

Product Manager

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Cliff has managed social media campaigns across TV and film since 2012. As a fan of film/TV his knowledge has been used to craft creative and engaging campaigns that speak to target audiences from the niche to the mainstream. Career highlights include playing TV cougar Dorian Green (Birds of a Feather) on twitter and winning campaign of the year at the Screen Outside of work, Cliff still loves to settle down and watch movies and play games.

Colette Madden

Colette Madden

Distribution Executive

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After completing her masters at the National Film and Television School, Colette joined Signature at the beginning of 2021 as Distribution Assistant and has now taken up a new role as Distribution Executive. In her free time, Colette enjoys watching films, travelling to new places, hiking and socialising with friends. Her favourite guilty pleasure films include Grease and Harry Potter.

Jonny Bunning

Jonny Bunning

Social Media Manager

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Jonny Bunning adapted his marketing ideas to social media after earning global exhibitor accolades while working for Odeon Cinemas. While living and working in Toronto, he championed Canadian filmmakers, raising over $100K CAD for the production of practical effects on The Void and serving as associate producer on Rowdy Roddy Pipper’s final film, Portal To Hell!!!

After returning to England, he joined the agency side of the industry to further his expertise
with online marketing. In this role, he assisted with the launch of AMC’s Shudder SVOD service in the UK and Canada, as well as numerous other theatrical and home entertainment campaigns for distributors on home soil and in North America.

With hundreds of Signature Entertainment campaigns under his belt, he now holds the position of social media manager. When he steps away from his phone, you’ll find him swimming. His favourite Christmas movie is Batman Returns.

Marek Steven

Marek Steven

Head of Publicity

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Marek has been a dedicated movie publicist in UK film distribution for 20 years.

Following stints at Freuds, Way to Blue, Vertigo, Premier PR, Think Jam and Lionsgate he set up the Award-Winning PR and Social Media agency Witchfinder in 2014, working on many Signature campaigns before happily coming in-house to assist the marketing team in early 2019.

Outside work he directs music videos and is a Town Councillor in East Devon and a BAFTA voting member since 2004. He is a big fan of classic cinema from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Zardoz via Legally Blonde.

Sab Astley

Sab Astley

Publicity Assistant

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After three years as an entertainment and culture journalist, and shortly after completing his Film Studies degree, Sab joined Signature as a Publicity Assistant. In his free time, Sab continues his journalism, writing long-form features and researching niche pop culture history – one of his favourite films is Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London.

James Javes

James Javes

Sales Director

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James has made the step over to the film industry having previously worked in the electrical wholesale market. He now heads up the exciting new label, Precision Pictures, which will focus on the core non-theatrical releases. James is a huge fan of all things comedy, particularly the likes of Snatch and Anchorman. Having graduated with a first class honours degree in Business Studies with Marketing back in 2013, James has also travelled around South East Asia and Australasia (amongst other far and distant places!) . Originating from Southampton, he follows his local team to add another football fanatic to Signature!

Jack Sanderson

Jack Sanderson

National Account Manager

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After a 10 year career at HMV where he started as a Christmas temp before becoming a DVD buyer at head office, working on the Signature account amongst others, Jack then moved on to The Walt Disney Company and their DVD operations department before finding a new home at Signature. A big film fan across all genres, some of his favourites include: Total Recall, Suspiria, Apocalypse Now and Dr. Strangelove. When he’s not watching a film Jack is probably listening to Bruce Springsteen, cheering on his beloved Chelsea or wondering how many questions he can get right on this week’s University Challenge (hopefully more than zero).

Connor Frost

Connor Frost

Sales Assistant

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After completing his degree in Modern History at the University of St Andrews Connor went on to become an intern here at Signature. After 9 months he was promoted to Distribution Assistant and has now taken up a new role as Sales Assistant. Connor is responsible for handling small digital accounts and processing theatrical bookings as well as managing office administration. In his free time Connor enjoys playing rugby, travelling, watching his treasured Arsenal and, of course, watching movies. Some of Connor’s favourite films are Oldboy, El Secreto de sus Ojos and Django: Unchained. His ultimate guilty pleasure film is Wedding Crashers.

Christopher Cholmondeley

Christopher Cholmondeley

Head of Operations

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Chris started his career in the technical department at ITV Tyne Tees before moving into film distribution at Optimum Releasing/Studiocanal where he worked for 7+ years. He’s a huge fan of cult art house, horror and black comedies – his favourite films are Blue Velvet, Female Trouble and Little Shop of Horrors. When not watching these he enjoys cooking and listening to jazz.

Naomi Rathod

Naomi Rathod

Operations Executive

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With a background in film exhibition and having worked at several film festivals, including BFI’s London Film Festival, Film Africa and the London Asian Film Festival, Naomi joined Signature Entertainment in 2018. Her passion for commercial Bollywood and South-Asian cinema inspired her interest in film and she went on to study the subject at university. Sticking with the theme she is a committed Bollywood dancer, so when not at work, she will be found sweating it out in a dance studio. Naomi enjoys travelling, seeing friends and family and eating dessert. Favourite films include 90’s Bollywood classic Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Singin’ in the Rain, Notting Hill, The Blind Side and Bridesmaids.

Andrew Nerger

Andrew Nerger

Director of International

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Originally from Seattle, Washington, Andrew has been living and working in London for the past 21 years resulting in a slightly unusual but memorable transatlantic drawl! Having worked in the UK film industry for over 10 years he has had his fair share of experiences working on films of all sizes and types. After joining Signature in February 2019, he is now in charge of spearheading Signature’s business internationally and is finally using his dual nationality to its full potential. He is a keen film buff and counts Back to the Future as his favourite film of all-time.

Asia Muci

Asia Muci

Head of International Sales

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Born in Milan, Asia studied in Spain and then settled in the UK where she has worked in international film distribution for the last 7 years. She held roles at Goldcrest, Independent and Secret Cinema. She joined Signature in 2021 to expand the international sales arm. Alongside her work for the company, she is a lecturer in Media Management for the University of Westminster. She loves indie movies but nobody has yet successfully managed to get out of her the exact amount of times she has watched Titanic.

Ella Field

Ella Field

Head of International Sales

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With 10 years of experience across the independent and studio worlds of the films industry, Ella has spent the best part of the past decade distributing a diverse slate of films worldwide, from big budget franchises to critically acclaimed art-house flicks.

After roles at Metrodome and Lionsgate, Ella joined Signature in 2022 to grow their international division. In her free time, she loves nothing more than travelling and unsurprisingly going to the cinema! Her ideal movie marathon would be a combination of Lost in Translation, Bridesmaids and the undeniable Jurassic Park (1 & 2).

Ben Jacques

Ben Jacques

Head of UK Production

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Ben has worked in media and the film industry for over 10 years and has moved successfully up the production ladder from Coordinator to Production Manager, before becoming a Producer and now the newly created Head of UK Productions at Signature. He produced his first solo feature film The Hatton Garden Job in 2016 and most recently produced a real-time one-shot action film starring Scott Adkins, called ONE SHOT. He has a vast understanding of what it takes to bring in productions on budget and on time, and will continue to do so in his new role at the company.

Dom Hodgson

Dom Hodgson

Senior Finance Analyst

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Dominic joined Signature in 2021 after starting his finance career at PwC where he spent 5 years in audit. During this time he became a qualified chartered accountant whilst focusing on clients across the private sector in the entertainment and media industry.

Before working in finance, Dominic focussed on his tennis career – competing on the junior ITF tour before spending 7 years in the US to continue his tennis career and attend university at North Carolina State on a tennis scholarship. Top achievements in tennis include playing in Junior Wimbledon and being ranked as a top 20 university player in the States. Favourite things to do include eating & drinking, watching and playing sport (all sports) and watching movies – all time favourites are Gladiator, About Time, Man on Fire and Signature’s Peanut Butter Falcon.

Geri Daniel

Geri Daniel

Management Accountant

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Geri joined Signature after being a Commercial Analyst at Harper Collins for 4 and a half years, deciding to leave the world of Books to take on the world of Film. With a Maths degree from Exeter University (where she also picked up a love for surfing) she is now studying towards her ACCA qualification. Her favourite movie is the Italian Job, original of course… “You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off”. When she’s not working or studying, Geri will be seeking the next best country for water sports, listening to music or playing the guitar.

Stacey Kelly

Stacey Kelly

Finance Officer

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Having previously worked in the asset management industry, Stacey sought out a change in culture and joined Signature’s finance team in April 2016. She is currently studying towards her CIMA qualification and in her spare time she enjoys visiting her family in Ireland, going to the cinema and taking weekend breaks around Europe (Barcelona being her favourite city so far). Stacey’s favourite films are Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless mind and Juno and if not at work, you can probably find her uploading yet another photo of her two Ragdoll kittens, Teddy and Hank to social media.

Jane Hardy

Jane Hardy

Finance Officer

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Jane has worked in the Finance department for Signature since 2013 back when DVD’s were in and the digital world was the future. Jane lives in Hertfordshire and has been working within accounts for the past 13 years.

As with the territory of Signature her hobbies include going to the Cinema and generally being out socialising but is also known as a bookworm and bird lover.

Favourite film of all time is Man on Fire with the legendary Denzel Washington.

Sam Lachmann

Sam Lachmann

Revenue Analyst

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Sam joined Signature as revenue analyst at the beginning of 2022 having graduated from The University of Oxford the previous summer. Sam graduated with a Master’s in maths and alongside various other duties in the financial department assists with data management and analysis. His hobbies include yoga, rock climbing and watching movies, some favourites being Playtime, Blade Runner and La Strada.