Award-winning producers Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter founded Salon in 2013, a film finance & production firm with a focus on exceptional material. Salon is committed to a close creative relationship with talent, to develop and produce a portfolio of intelligent and unique films, and manage this library in the marketplace.
At Salon, Paul and Nick have produced the features Churchill, My Name is Lenny, and Lek & The Dogs; short film Shemira; and the documentaries McQueen, Fred, Breaking Habits, Surrender, Gascoigne, The Challenge, The Guv’nor, and The Iconoclast; and previously, they produced the films Offender, Anuvahood, Sket, and Shank. Salon has recently produced series pilot Dinner With Friends for Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment, and has just commenced its first Branded Content series The Art of Craft.
Paul and Nick have been in collaboration for over two decades. Last year Annabel Wigoder joined Salon as Head of Development, while Tom Knight came on board as Investment Director; more recently Emilia Arno joined as Production Manager. Chris Reynolds joined Salon in 2015 as Commercial Director, and Ian Berg joined Salon as Executive Director to oversee the growth, process and diversification of the company. In 2018 Alex Cooper joined Salon to head up the Branded Content division.
Salon has a successful track record of collaboration with first class international partners, including Lionsgate, Entertainment One, Bleecker Street, Embankment Films, Cohen Media Group, Silver Reel, Creativity Capital and Union Patriot Capital. 2017 saw the global theatrical release of Churchill, and festival premieres for My Name is Lenny (East End Film Festival), Lek & The Dogs (BFI London Film Festival), The Iconoclast (DOC NYC), and Surrender (Roma Europa). 2018 sees the release of Breaking Habits, festival premieres for Fred (CPH:DOX and EEFF), and the international theatrical release of McQueen, which has sold all world territories.