Sarah Gabriel, Head of Production and Development – Signature Entertainment

Sarah Gabriel is Head of Production and Development for Signature Films, the production arm of Signature Entertainment, which was founded in 2011 by Marc Goldberg and has become one of the leading distribution companies in the UK with an ever-growing presence across the globe.  Gabriel joined the company five years ago and worked with Goldberg to set up Signature Films, playing an integral role in building it into the successful production division it is today.

Over the past few years, Gabriel has continued to cultivate Signature’s slate, alongside Goldberg. Her upcoming credits include Keir O’Donnell’s romantic heist Marmalade starring Joe Keery, Aldis Hodge and Camila Morrone, thriller Dangerous Waters starring Ray Liotta and Eric Dane, and Sympathy for the Devil starring Nicolas Cage and Joel Kinnaman. Gabriel also recently served as producer on The Estate, starring Academy® Award-nominees Toni Collette and Kathleen Turner, Anna Faris, David Duchovny, Rosemarie DeWitt, and Ron Livingston, She Is Love starring Haley Bennett and Same Riley, and Bar Fight, starring Melissa Fumero and Rachel Bloom.

Gabriel began her career in international marketing/servicing at New Line Cinema before pursuing a career in film sales at Lionsgate under Helen Lee Kim. She left the studio to build the film sales division for XYZ Films, a production company, where she helped to grow their slate and established strong relationships throughout the industry. As a Sales Executive she worked to finance and develop over 50 films. As her distinguished taste and strong script development analytics became widely recognized, she transitioned into the creative development and production side of film.

Signature Entertainment has released over 1,500 films in the UK and over 200 films internationally.  The company boasts a diverse slate of films such as UK Box Office success Orphan: First Kill; horror breakout out hits Relic and Possessor; and The Estate, produced by  Signature Films, BAFTA award winner Paul Andrew Williams’ revenge thriller Bull; Roger Michell’s feature documentary Elizabeth: A Portrait in Parts; festival darling The Peanut Butter Falcon with Shia LaBeouf; Signature's upcoming slate includes Toni Collette comedy Mafia Mamma, Beatles biopic Midas Man, Chris Pine's directorial debut Poolman, John Cena action film Freelance and Signature Films-produced Joe Keery and Camila Morrone crime caper Marmalade.