Prior to founding Salon, Nick Taussig headed up distribution at Revolver. He acquired, and oversaw the release of, some of the most important films of the last decade, including Alex Gibney’s Oscar-winning doc Taxi to the Dark Side, Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche, New York, Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man, and Justin Kurzel’s Snowtown. He also ran the production arm of Revolver, financing and producing four films with Paul Van Carter including Offender, Anuvahood, Shank and Sket. In addition, Nick is the author of four novels, his most recent, The Distinguished Assassin. With Paul, Nick has produced 19 feature films including Ian Bonhote & Peter Ettedgui’s double BAFTA-nominated McQueen, Jonathan Teplitzky’s Churchill, and auteur Andrew Kotting’s most recent film, Lek & The Dogs, which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2017. Before his career in book and film, Nick studied literature and philosophy at Durham University, where he obtained a First, then went on to acquire a Master’s in Russian literature from the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies. He is also co-founder of Mtaala Foundation, an education partnership and sponsorship programme to create and support a school for vulnerable children and at-risk youth in Uganda; and a trustee of Harrison’s Fund, which fights Duchenne muscular dystrophy, getting as much money as possible into the hands of the world’s best researchers, who are working to find a cure for this fatal genetic disease.