Founder & Managing Director
Award-winning executive producer Emma Read founded Emporium Productions with leading UK Independent television production company Hat Trick.In just 5 years Emma has steered Emporium to success in UK and the USA, producing 60 hours of high rating primetime factual programming. From Netflix’s Inside The World’s Toughest Prisons to Secrets Of Your Supermarket Food for Channel 5, her range of original ideas captures the modern appetite for engaging, entertaining and relevant programmes with purpose.
Throughout her career, Emma Read, has made thousands of hours of factual programmes for many channels including BBC, ITV, C4, FIVE, SKY and Discovery and successfully commissioned for SKY 1, Discovery and Animal Planet.
Prior to Emporium Productions, Emma was Head of Factual Programmes for ITN Productions, responsible for numerous critically acclaimed series such as Harrow: A Very British School (Sky 1), Climbing Great Buildings (BBC2), Young Vets based at the Royal Veterinary College(BBC2), Mud Men (History), Antiques House (Sky Arts) to name but a few, as well as numerous thought provoking, fast turnaround films such as Flight 370: The Missing Links and Alive: 60 Days Under Snow (Discovery).
As a commissioning editor at Sky and Discovery Emma was responsible for award winning innovative shows as diverse as Brainiac Science Abuse, Big Ron Manager, Moscow Siege and the global event Adopt A Wild Animal. As a producer she made many ground-breaking documentaries on series such as Prix Italia and Bafta winner Video Diaries and Adult Lives for BBC2. Throughout her career has worked with and commissioned top on screen talent such as Heston Blumenthal, Mark Williams, Vic Reeves, Richard Hammond and many others.