About

Salon is a dynamic, modern day, multi-disciplinary Creator and Producer of Feature Film, Documentary, Television and Branded Content.

Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated filmmakers Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter founded Salon in 2013. With a focus on exceptional material, Salon is committed to a close creative relationship with talent, to develop and produce a portfolio of intelligent, moving and unique films, documentaries & series, and manage this library in the marketplace.

Salon’s recent feature productions include: Stardust, which chronicles the young David Bowie’s first visit to America in 1971 – a trip that inspired the invention of his iconic alter ego Ziggy Stardust – world premiered at Tribeca, and was distributed in the U.S. through IFC Films, followed by a global rollout; Audrey, about the life & work of Hollywood and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, released internationally through Universal Pictures and by Netflix in the U.S.; Lioness, a biographical portrait for Amazon, of Nicola Adams OBE, the double Olympic and WBO female boxing champion, and the first woman to ever represent England in boxing; Killing Escobar, for the BBC and Creative Scotland, telling the true story of the Scottish mercenary hired to kill the world’s most notorious drug lord, Pablo Escobar; Missile from the Eastfor Sky, the tale of East German motorcycle racer Ernst Degner, who, at the height of the Cold War and on the cusp of achieving his life ambition to win the world championship, fled East Germany with his family in a heart-stopping escape never-before-told; and A Space in Time, a candid, lyrical, intimate portrait of one family’s struggle to transcend a merciless disease, supported by the BFI and released in cinemas by Bohemia Media.

Salon is currently in production on three feature documentaries: Dame Joan for the BBC and Abacus Media Rights, a biographical portrait of English actress Joan Collins DBE; Silver Servers, the uplifting story of four “Super Senior” tennis players – Leonid (95), Etty (82), King (85) and John (87) – as they descend on the latest International Tennis Federation Senior World Championship; and A Violent Man, a feature documentary exploring the lives of two men, as they attempt to overcome their childhood trauma, renounce violence and lead better lives.

It has recently completed The Night Caller, a four-part true crime documentary series for Sky, Sundance Now and Stan, depicting and exploring a killer’s harrowing legacy – of tragedy, grief, responsibility and redemption – as seen through the eyes of a filmmaker returning to his childhood home, Perth, and spending time with those closest to the killer and his victims, whose lives he altered irrevocably.

Salon has a successful track record of collaboration and continued relations with first class international partners, including Netflix, Amazon, Lions Gate Films, Universal Pictures, BBC, Sky, Sundance Now, Entertainment One, Bleecker Street, Embankment Films, Film Constellation, XYZ Films, Bankside Films, Abacus Media Rights, Independent Film Company, Cohen Media Group, Silver Reel, Head Gear Films, Quickfire Films, Piccadilly Pictures, and Creativity Capital. Headquartered in London, the company has a presence at all major international film and documentary markets.

Salon’s other productions include the feature films, ChurchillMy Name is Lenny and Lek & The Dogsshort films, Shemira and In The Blackout; and feature documentaries, McQueen, Chasing Perfect, The Spy Who Fell To Earth, Breaking Habits, Fred, The Guv’nor, The Iconoclast, Gascoigne, Surrender and The Challenge. 

In 2017, Annabel Wigoder joined Salon as Head of Development across film & television. Ian Berg sits on the board as Executive Director to oversee the growth, process and diversification of the company. In 2020, Abid Majid joined as Executive Producer & Strategy Advisor. And most recently, Malcolm Neaum has joined as Head of Factual and Riccardo Servini as Head of Creative.