Embassy Row (production company)

Embassy Row
Subsidiary
IndustryTelevision production
Digital production
FoundedDecember 12, 2000 (as Diplomatic)
May 12, 2005 (as Embassy Row)
HeadquartersManhattan, New York City
Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Michael Davies (President)
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment
Websiteembassyrow.com

Embassy Row is an American television, global-based format, and digital production company based in New York City, owned by Sony Pictures Television.

History

Embassy Row was founded on December 12, 2000 by British television producer Michael Davies as Diplomatic (or Diplomatic Productions), with the help of ABC and Disney.[1] Michael Davies was originally a senior vice president for Buena Vista Productions, who later joined ABC in February 1998 as executive vice president.[2]

In 2004, Diplomatic joined forces with UK's Monkey Kingdom for a 5-year deal until 2009. Their first production with Monkey was Studio 7, a show aired on the WB.

On May 12, 2005, Davies teamed up with entertainment marketer Tera Hanks, and filmmaker and former LivePlanet CEO Chris Moore and Diplomatic Productions, was immediately folded into Embassy Row.[3] However, on December 5, Hanks and Moore departed.[4]

On January 2, 2006, the company signed a 3-year deal with Sony Pictures Television[5] and days later on January 13, GSN inked a deal with ER and SPT for a three series commitment.[6][7]

On January 14, 2009, after a successful three years, Embassy Row was acquired by SPT.[8][9][10]

On April 7, 2014, former IFC head of original programming, Debbie DeMontreux joined Embassy Row as senior vice-president of developing & programming.[11]

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