Embassy Row (production company)

Embassy Row
Industry Television production
Digital production
Founded May 12, 2005
Headquarters Manhattan, New York City
Los Angeles, California, United States
Key people
Michael Davies (President)
Owner Sony
Parent Sony Pictures Entertainment
Website embassyrow.com
Not to be confused with Embassy Television.
For other pages entitled "Embassy Row", see Embassy Row (disambiguation).

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


Embassy Row was originally 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]

Titles by Embassy Row



Embassy Row

Sports & reality


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. Embassy Row Bows, variety.com
  4. "EBSCO Host" Two founding partners depart Embassy Row connection.ebscohost.com, Retrieved on January 15, 2014
  5. "EBSCO Host" Sony Signs Davies to Development Deal connection.ebscohost.com, Retrieved on January 15, 2014
  6. "PRNewswire" GSN Signs a Three-Series Commitment Deal With Award-Winning Producer Michael Davies and Sony Pictures Television prnewswire.com, Retrieved on January 15, 2014
  7. "Indiantelevision.com" GSN inks deal with Michael Davies, Sony Pictures Television indiantelevision.org.in, Retrieved on January 15, 2014
  8. Sony Pictures Television Acquires Michael Davies' Embassy Row, reuters.com
  9. Nellie Andreeva "Ad Week" Sony TV Acquires Embassy Row adweek.com, Retrieved on July 17, 2013
  10. Sony Corporation of America Sony Pictures Television Acquires Michael Davies' Embassy Row sony.com, Retrieved on July 17, 2013
  11. NELLIE ANDREEVA "Deadline" Debbie DeMontreux Joins Embassy Row As SVP Developing & Programming deadline.com, Retrieved on April 7, 2014
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