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Embankment Ups Max Pirkis To Head Of Acquisitions And Distribution – Berlin

18 February 2016 5:37 AM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Tim Haslam and Hugo Grumbar’s Embankment has upped Max Pirkis to its head of acquisitions and distribution. The move comes after what the company claims has been a successful Berlin with a slate including the Alicia Vikander-James McAvoy love story Submergence and Kit Harington-Dakota Fanning project Brimstone. Pirkis will now manage Embankment's acquisitions slate while also coordinating international delivery and distribution of current Embankment titles. Greg Martin… »

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Embankment names Max Pirkis head of acquisitions and distribution

18 February 2016 4:21 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sales outfit has been at Efm with Submergence.

Embankment Films has appointed Max Pirkis as head of acquisitions and distribution with immediate effect.

Pirkis, who joined the London-based sales firm in 2013, now heads up and manages Embankment’s acquisitions slate while also co-ordinating international delivery and distribution of current Embankment titles.

Greg Martin, who previously worked for Working Title, reports to Pirkis as acquisitions and distribution executive. Pirkis replaces Sara May, who moves on from her consultancy role with Embankment and will shortly be announcing her own new venture. 

Embankment co-founder Tim Haslam said: “In Max, we have nabbed and nurtured one of the brightest – and we are convinced that he is an industry star of the future. His expanded role and responsibility is an exciting opportunity for the company and our team.

“[Embankment co-founder Hugo Grumbar] and I vividly recall first meeting him and thinking we’ve seen that guy before somewhere. Turns out he was amongst the lead actors »

- (Michael Rosser)

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