Cooper is an independent film-maker and Executive Producer recently founding Empress Films. Prior to this she was the Global President of Non-Scripted Television at Pulse Films. Delivering a strong slate of highly regarded non-fiction films and series which have won accolades at Sundance, Tribeca and Toronto Film Festivals and premiered on Netflix and other UK and US broadcasters and streamers.
Emma’s recent credits include: The Disappearance of Madeleine
McCann (series Netflix) Bikram (feature Netflix) Rock and Roll
(series SKY) No Greater Law (A&E Indie Films) The Deal (series
BBC 2) with a number of projects currently in production launching
Having previously held the position of Commissioning Editor in
Documentaries at Channel 4, Cooper has a track record for
developing award-winning, innovative and trend-setting non-fiction
that encouraged discussion within her strand Cutting Edge. Titles
include The Fried Chicken Shop, Teens, Freshers, Going To The Dogs,
Tattoos, The Jihadi Next Door, The Murder Workers, Ian Brady:
Endgames of a Psychopath and Meet the Police Commissioner.
Prior to Channel 4, Emma directed and produced films for the BBC
including Louis Theroux: A Place for Paedophiles, Miami Mega-Jail
and America’s Most Hated Family.
After three years working at Pulse Films; from intern, to Cooper’s Assistant to Development Researcher, Eloise has now worked at Empress Films since it was founded in 2019.
Since working with Cooper from 2016, she has worked across a range of platforms and genres in both Production and Development, on projects such as The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, Bikram, Skate Kitchen, Inside Missguided and several other projects currently in development. Eloise has edited numerous development tapes which have gone on to be successfully commissioned.