Embassy Row
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryTelevision production
Digital production
PredecessorDiplomatic Productions
FoundedMay 12, 2005; 17 years ago (2005-05-12)
FounderMichael Davies
HeadquartersManhattan, New York City
Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Michael Davies (President)
OwnerSony Pictures Entertainment
ParentSony Pictures Television
Websiteembassyrow.com

Embassy Row is an American television, global-based format, and digital production company based in New York City and a subsidiary of Sony Pictures Television. It was founded in 2005 by British television producer Michael Davies, the current executive producer of Sony's game show, Jeopardy! (though Embassy Row holds no current credit for that show).

History

Diplomatic Productions

Davies' first production company, Diplomatic Productions (or just Diplomatic), was founded on December 12, 2000 with the help of ABC and Disney.[1] Davies was originally a senior vice president for Buena Vista Productions, who later joined ABC in February 1998 as executive vice president.[2]

Embassy Row

On May 12, 2005, Davies joined forces with entertainment marketer Tera Banks and LivePlanet co-founder and former CEO Chris Moore to form a new company, Embassy Row. Diplomatic was immediately folded into the new company in the process.

In January 2009, Embassy Row was acquired by SPT, the two having signed a partnership deal three years prior in January 2006.[3][4][5]

Titles by Embassy Row

Entertainment

Diplomatic

Embassy Row

Sports & reality

Factual

Digital & branded entertainment

Feature film

Notes and references

  1. ^ "EBSCO Host" DAVIES PACTS WITH DISNEY, ABC connection.ebscohost.com, Retrieved on July 17, 2013
  2. ^ "EBSCO Host" Buena Vista executive joins ABC connection.ebscohost.com, Retrieved on July 17, 2013
  3. ^ Sony Pictures Television Acquires Michael Davies' Embassy Row, reuters.com
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2009-01-14). "Sony TV Acquires Embassy Row". AdWeek. Retrieved 2013-07-13.
  5. ^ Sony Corporation of America Sony Pictures Television Acquires Michael Davies' Embassy Row sony.com, Retrieved on July 17, 2013