Nick Taussig is a founding partner of Salon Pictures.
Salon is a dynamic, modern day, multi-disciplinary Creator and Producer of Feature Film, Documentary, Television and Branded Content.
Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated producers 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, and manage this library in the marketplace.
Salon’s latest film, 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 2020 and was distributed in the U.S. through IFC Films in November, followed by a global rollout. Its most recent feature documentary, Audrey, about the life & work of Hollywood and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, was released through Universal Pictures at the end of 2020; 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 set to be distributed by Bohemia Media in May 2021.
Salon is currently in production on three feature documentaries: 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, which tells the story of mercenary Peter McAleese, who was sent to kill Pablo Escobar at the pinnacle of his powers; and Missile from the East, for Sky and ZDF/ARTE, which tells the story 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.
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, Independent Film Company, Cohen Media Group, Silver Reel, Head Gear Films, Quickfire Films, Piccadilly Pictures, Creativity Capital and Union Patriot 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, Churchill, My Name is Lenny and Lek & The Dogs; short 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.
Salon has recently produced series pilot Dinner With Friends for Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment, and its first branded content series The Art of Craft. In addition, it has been commissioned by Facebook, Unilever, Simba, Rude Health, Selina and Majorel to produce content.