Signature Entertainment is an award-winning production and distribution company. Founded in 2011 it has become the leading independent label in the UK with an ever-growing global presence. It has released over 1,500 films since its inception, with recent releases including Stephen Fry voiced animation The Canterville Ghost, Julia Louis-Dreyfus comedy You Hurt My Feelings and the 6th in the popular Rise of the Footsoldier series. Signature’s upcoming slate includes George MacKay thriller Femme, Jodie Comer drama The End We Start From and Leonardo DiCaprio produced animation Ozi, plus Signature-produced titles including Joe Keery crime caper Marmalade and star-studded mafia comedy Riff Raff.
Signature Films is the company’s US based production arm, who have produced cast driven and commercial movies since 2018. The company’s growing slate includes Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan actioner Final Score, Haley Bennett and Marisa Abela romantic tale She is Love, and Toni Collette and Anna Faris comedy The Estate. 2024 will see the release of romance thriller Marmalade starring Joe Keery and Camila Morrone as well as tightly-wound thriller All Souls starring Mikey Madison and G-Eazy. Currently in production is the all-star crime comedy Riff Raff.
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!
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO, Gareth oversees functions including accounting, financial planning and analysis, audit and treasury at Signature. Prior to joining the company in 2012, Gareth trained at Deloitte, where he provided audit services to Arsenal Football Club, among other stellar institutions. Gareth graduated from the University of Oxford with a bachelor’s degree in Classics, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He lives in North London with his wife, two sons and border terrier.
Director of Acquisitions & TV
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.
Head of Legal Affairs
Caroline joined Signature Entertainment in March 2023 in the newly created role of Head of Business Affairs with over 20 years of experience. Prior to Signature, Caroline had business and legal affairs executive roles at Netflix, Lakeshore Entertainment, Peace Arch Entertainment, TF1 and Gaumont.
Originally a Bordeaux (France) native, she has been living in Los Angeles for over fifteen years. She is a big fan of indie and electronic music and loves watching all genres of movies. David Lynch, Pedro Almodovar and Wong Ka-wai are among her favorite directors but a good (or bad) horror movie paired with a glass of wine works as well.
Acquisitions & Development 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 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.
Acquisitions and Development Executive
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.
Olivia joined Signature in 2023 after having worked for MetFilm Production and UKTV. She has degrees from both the University of Exeter and MetFilm School and has spent time as a runner on the set of EastEnders. In her free time Olivia enjoys reading (preferably on a beach), moseying around London markets and visiting exhibitions. As a film lover, Olivia has always been most drawn to anything “coming of age” and her favourite films include Ladybird, Little Miss Sunshine and The Worst Person in the World.
Kristin joined Signature Entertainment in March 2023 as Marketing Director. With over 20 years’ experience in UK distribution at Universal Pictures, Momentum Pictures, eOne and most recently as Head of Marketing at Studiocanal, Kristin has extensive experience in all genres and from the deepest of catalogue titles to the biggest new releases including most recently the Paddington franchise.
A passionate fan of a broad mix of film and TV, her favourite films include Aliens, The Exorcist and Singing in the Rain, her favourite and specialist genre is definitely post-apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.
When not watching or talking about films, Kristin can usually be found at a gig or the gym.
Senior Marketing Manager
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.
Senior Product Manager
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.
After completing her masters at the National Film and Television School, Colette joined Signature at the beginning of 2021 as Distribution Assistant, before becoming Distribution Executive and now Product Manager. In her free time, Colette enjoys watching films/binging tv shows, travelling to new places, hiking and socialising with friends. Her favourite guilty pleasure films include Grease and Harry Potter.
Social Media Manager
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.
Head of Publicity
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.
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.
Daisy Shepherd Cross
Before joining Signature on an internship basis in August 2023 and then becoming a Marketing Assistant, Daisy studied Anthropology & Sociology at Durham University, followed by a degree in Documentary Filmmaking over in New York. She spent the year after graduating working on short films and commercials, both on location and in the edit. Daisy’s interest is piqued by films that shine a light on female issues. Favourites include Promising Young Women and She Said. On the Carey Mulligan theme, her all-time favourite is Never Let Me Go. Her genre of choice, however, has to be Documentary with a particular interest in True Crime. Off-screen Daisy loves everything outdoors, her favourite Sunday activity is a long walk or a game of tennis.
Jon has worked in the UK home entertainment industry for many years, from independent label Contender to mini-major eOne. Now, Jon runs the UK business. 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 Theatrical Film UK&I
Sophie joined Signature Entertainment in January 2023, in a newly created role specializing in theatrical (aka cinema exhibition) film sales for the UK & Ireland. Sophie’s background is in both film exhibition & distribution – from film buying for Vue, to selling for Momentum, EOne and Walt Disney Studios, eventually jumping the fence again to manage screen content for the historic Regent Street Cinema.
Quality cinema experiences matter to Sophie, and if they do for you too, she recommends Curzon Mayfair for the huge screen and gorgeous 60s style, Regent Street Cinema for the friendly front of house team, tremendous rake and original 1890s features, and Olympic Studios Barnes for the lush atmos sound and delicious dining room offerings.
Sophie’s favorite filmmakers any & all who’ve mastered the fine art of show-don’t-tell – whether a nuanced, human story or big screen spectacle. To this day Sophie maintains that Muriel’s Wedding is an outstanding example of a perfect film – ask her why and she’ll tell you all about it…
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!
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).
Head of Operations
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.
EVP, International Sales
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).
VP, International Sales
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.
VP, International Marketing
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!
International Sales and Distribution Assistant
Nathan comes to Signature in October 2022, having done internships in various production and film distribution companies in both London and Hong Kong. Previously, he has graduated with degrees from both University College London and MetFilm School. Nathan is a massive film fan, citing Yi Yi, The Tree of Life and The Apartment as his favourite films. In his free time, you will find him enjoying trips to the cinema, watching his Criterion Collection at home or at Stamford Bridge.
Head of Development and Production
Sarah joined Signature Entertainment as the Head of Production & Development in 2017. She worked with Goldberg to setup Signature Films, playing an integral role in building it into the immensely successful production division it is today.
Sarah began her career in international marketing/servicing at New Line Cinema before pursuing a career in film finance and sales at Lionsgate. She left the studio to build the film sales division for XYZ Films, where she helped to grow their slate and established strong relationships throughout the industry. She later acted as the Head of Sales at Lotus and has financed and developed over 50 films over the course of her career. As her distinguished taste and strong script development analytics became widely recognized, she transitioned into the creative development and production side of film.
Vice President of Physical Production
Brianna worked as an Independent Producer and Production Manager for over 10 years. She started her career receiving her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Upon moving to Los Angeles she organized and produced the successful Shakespeare plays at Griffith Park and eventually switched her focus to film production, working as an Independent Producer and Production Manager for over 10 years becoming an expert in budgets at various levels. After production managing successful projects like Fall, Wrong Turn, The Strangers, The Estate and Marmalade, Brianna officially joined Signature Entertainment at the top of 2022 running all Physical Productions on the US side. When not on set Brianna spends her time with her two girls in their home in Minnesota.
Head of UK Production
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.
Elsa joined Signature Films in 2021 after graduating with a BFA in Film Production at the University of Arizona. She interned for a year at Voltage Pictures in development and worked summers at a law firm as a legal assistant.
As part of the Signature team, Elsa supports CEO Marc Goldberg and works in development under Head of Development and Production Sarah Gabriel, helping to find and creatively develop new high-quality projects for the Signature slate. On her free time, Elsa enjoys playing Fallout 4 and The Sims, writing feature scripts, and trying new recipes. Her favorite films include Interstellar, Shawshank Redemption and Requiem for a Dream.
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.
Head of Financial Systems
Alex heads up the team which engineers our business intelligence system and delivers data insights, and is responsible for designing our financial systems and processes, both across accounting and BI. Prior to joining Signature, Alex worked at the media consultancy firm Ebiquity, providing data analytics to market-leading brands such as Apple, BMW and Samsung. His favourite films include Heat, Shot Caller and Signature’s very own Rise of the Footsoldier series.
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.
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 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.
Natasha joined Signature straight after graduating from The University of Liverpool studying a masters in Mathematics. She currently works in the finance team looking after the theatrical invoicing and reporting. Her hobbies include outdoor sports, cooking and travelling. She’s a big film fan, a few favourites being A Place Beyond the Pines, American Psycho, Perfect Blue and a guilty pleasure Kung Fu Hustle!
Office Manager and Distribution Assistant
Having previously worked in the office leasing industry, Poppy joined Signature in January 2023 as Office Manager and Distribution Assistant, ensuring that the London office is organised and looking it’s very best. An avid Stanley Kubrick fan, Poppy enjoys running, visiting art galleries and travelling around the globe. Her favorite movies include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Call Me By Your Name and Amélie.