As Finance Advisor for Salt, Ali advises on feature film capital raising strategies from Middle Eastern and Asian investors. In so doing he is able to draw upon the resources of Navigantium, which advises two set of clients, with a focus on film and media investments: 1) Family Offices from the GCC and Asia; and 2) Asia, UK and Europe-based media corporations looking to global capital including Sovereign Wealth Funds, PE firms and specialized investment vehicles.
Timo joined Salt from Altitude where he worked on the UK distribution of titles such as Asif Kapadia’s Amy and Ira Sach’s Love is Strange.
Timo is an alumnus of the National Film and Television School and he originally moved to the UK to study on the MA in Producing course. Prior to moving to the UK he worked in film production in his native Finland on projects ranging from Dome Karukoski’s box office hit Lapland Odyssey to Joe Wright’s Hanna.
Humphrey Gravell is responsible for Salt’s worldwide collections and contract management which includes royalty monitoring, responsibility for global accounts and reporting and audits of global distribution networks and royalty revenue collections. Prior to joining Salt Humphrey was Head of Collections at Icon Entertainment and Capitol Films where he was responsible for the administration of over 5,000 licensing agreements in 150 territories worldwide.
Prior to joining Salt, James Norrie worked at Mel Gibson’s Icon Entertainment before moving to Capitol Films to head up their international sales division.
James has overseen the sales of a diverse range of films including blockbusters The Passion of the Christ, What Women Want and Apocalypto and other critical and commercial success such as Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, An Ideal Husband and The Edge of Love. His recent credits as Executive or Associate Producer include Welcome to the Jungle, Miss You Already, The Neighbor and The Void.
After graduating in marketing and sales, Nina Kolokouri joined Oniria, a Luxembourg-based animation production company, eventually becoming a Managing Director of the German outfit, and launching the sales division of the group from 2002 to 2005. During Nina’s tenure, Oniria produced three TV animation series and two features, Tristan and Isolde and Renart the Fox, which was shortlisted for the Academy Award in 2005 and won audience awards at both Anima and Fifem. Nina joined Salt in 2006 where she has worked on films such as Donkey Punch, The Infidel, Sunshine Superman and Miss You Already and eventually becoming a partner. Nina is trilingual in English, French and Greek.
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Cyril Megret was a founding Director of Salt.
An alumnus of the first edition of Michael Kuhn’s UK Film Council training programme, Inside Pictures, Cyril began his film industry career with private investment fund Bonaparte Films on features including the international hit Waking Ned Devine, novelist William Boyd’s directorial debut The Trench starring Daniel Craig and Nick Love’s Goodbye Charlie Bright on which he served as executive producer. Recent credits include Grabbers, Welcome to the Jungle, The Caller and Dirty Girl. Cyril is also a director of the independent music companies Surrender All and Full Time Hobby with artists including Lonely the Brave, We Are The Ocean, Tunng and Timber Timbre. He recently helped setup Underscore, a company creating music for film, games and commercials and whose feature credits include London Fields and Montana.