Signature Entertainment was founded in 2011 by Marc Goldberg and has become one of the leading distribution companies in the UK. Having released over 700 titles in the UK market since inception, leading the way with innovative and bold releasing strategies, as well as quality productions, Signature’s recent releases include acclaimed Scandinavian thriller The Guilty, directed by Gustav Moeller, The Negotiator starring Jon Hamm and Rosamund Pike, Jungle starring Daniel Radcliffe, Papillon starring Charlie Hunnan and Rami Malek, and Arctic starring Mads Mikkleson.
In April 2018 Signature Entertainment was acquired by world’s leading film finance company FFI, the holding company of Film Finances Inc., the world leader in the provision of completion contracts to the entertainment industry for films, television, mini-series and streaming product. Since its founding in the 1950s, FFI has issued contracts on approximately 1,700 productions with gross budgets in excess of US$17 billion.
These include many of the film industry’s best known-titles, ranging from the first Bond movie (Dr. No, 1962) to The Hunger Games (2012) and Oscar winning films such as 12 Years a Slave (2013) and La La Land (2016).
In 2018 the company’s production arm, Signature Films was founded with an aim to focus on storytellers, filmmakers and properties that emphasize both creativity and commercial potential.
With a team of avid film lovers on board, the Signature Films brings expertise in production, distribution, finance, and working with A-list talent and already boasts a diverse slate of films, such as The Hatton Garden Job (starring Larry Lamb, Matthew Goode and Stephen Moyer) and Final Score (starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan).
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!
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.
Cheif Operating Officer
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!
Head of Acquisitions and Development
Elizabeth has been buying independent films for more than five years and has nearly a decade of experience in film and TV, mostly at 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. Her favourite films include Thelma and Louise, The Full Monty and Gladiator
Head of Marketing
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 has been working as a marketeer in the film industry for over 10 years.
Starting her career at Optimum Releasing / Studiocanal UK where she was also involved in Acquisitions, followed by Universal Pictures UK;
she has worked across a wide range of different genres, from blockbusters to indie films, to DTVs, to family titles, stand-up comedy and TV.
A true cinema fan, self-confessed geek and horror buff, Emilie spends most of her spare time watching films or reading about them!
In her spare time Emilie also enjoys going to exhibitions, exploring London and sample the gastronomy that London has to offer.
Sara began working at Signature in January 2014. Her interest in marketing first started in the third year of her Psychology degree, where she conducted her final year project on the effectiveness of marketing strategy. Sara enjoys Mexican food and counts Life of Pi, Children of Men and Gattaca as her all-time favourite films.
Marek has been a dedicated Film Publicist in UK distribution for 15 years. Following stints at Way to Blue, 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 2019. Outside work he is a renowned Heavy Metal guru, DJ and musician. Also a BAFTA voting member, he loves all classic cinema from Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls to Zardoz via Legally Blonde.
Head of Sales
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!
Sana has been a fan of film since a very young age. She moved to Los Angeles from her native Budapest at 18 to attend UCLA then stayed to work with agents, comedians, and producers both on and off set. Now in London, she’s found a home at Signature Entertainment as sales exec after a few years of working with major studios. When not looking after DVD and online accounts, Sana can be found catching up on the latest trailer or episode, upside down at an aerial arts studio, traveling, or socialising. She would list her favourite films but there are just too many!
Head of International Distribution
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.
Acquisitions Assistant & Office Manager
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 travel, Christmas, food, Chelsea FC, friends and family (most importantly puppy Archie), film and TV. Favourite movies include American Psycho, Notting Hill, ET, Cruel Intentions and The Greatest Showman.
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.
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.
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.
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 has worked for Signature for 3 years and oversees Invoicing, Payments and Credit Control. Jane lives in Hertfordshire and has been working within accounts for the past 7 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.
Favourite film of all time is Man on Fire with the legendary Denzel Washington.
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