Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated 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.
Paul and Nick have been in collaboration for over two decades. They have produced the feature films Churchill, My Name is Lenny, Lek & The Dogs, Offender, Anuvahood, Sket, and Shank; short films Shemira and In The Blackout; and feature documentaries McQueen, Chasing Perfect, The Spy Who Fell to Earth, Fred, Breaking Habits, Surrender, Gascoigne, The Challenge, The Guv’nor, and The Iconoclast. Salon has recently produced series pilot Dinner With Friends for Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment, and has just completed its first Branded Content series The Art of Craft, as well as producing advertisements for Unilever and Simba.
In 2017 Annabel Wigoder joined Salon as Head of Development across film and television, while Tom Knight came on board as Investment Director, and Emilia Rose Arno as Production Manager. Ian Berg sits on the board 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 and continued relations with first class international partners, including Lions Gate Films, Entertainment One, Bleecker Street, Embankment Films, Cohen Media Group, Silver Reel, Head Gear Films, Quickfire Films and Union Patriot Capital, and has offices in London and Los Angeles, with a presence at all major international film markets.
In 2017 Salon made a global theatrical rollout of Churchill, and festival premiered My Name is Lenny (East End Film Festival), Lek & The Dogs (BFI London Film Festival), The Iconoclast (DOC NYC), and Surrender (Roma Europa) ahead of their commercial rollouts. 2018 saw the market premiere of Breaking Habits (Cannes Film Festival), and Fred (CPH:DOX and EEFF), with the international theatrical release of the critically acclaimed, double BAFTA-nominated McQueen, which has sold all world territories, won several awards, and saw its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival 2018. Salon is currently in production on the feature documentary Billion Dollar Game, with its latest feature documentary, The Spy Who Fell To Earth, set to premiere on Netflix.