Exclusive Interview with Film Producers

& MIKE GOULD present:

the next FILM MEANS BUSINESS event

Exclusive Interview with Film Producers:



interviewer: ANITA LEWTON

when: Wednesday 26th November 2014, 6.45pm for 7pm start (8.30pm finish)

where: Deloitte Lecture Theatre, Stonecutter Court, 1 Stonecutter Street, London EC4A 4TR

itinerary: interview and Q&A followed by networking at nearby pub

 Douglas Rae

Douglas Rae is Founder and CEO of Ecosse Films and is one of Britain’s most prolific producers. Ecosse has produced 14 films and over 300 hours of network television for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Showtime, Starz Channel and WGBH. Douglas’s first feature film, Mrs Brown, won 12 major international awards, a BAFTA nomination for Producer of the Year and two Oscar nominations. Other films he has produced include: Charlotte Gray (starring Cate Blanchett), Becoming Jane (with Anne Hathaway and James McAvoy), Nowhere Boy (the story of John Lennon’s childhood) and Wuthering Heights (directed by Andrea Arnold). On the television side of things, Douglas has executive produced such shows as My Boy Jack and the hugely successful BBC1 drama, Monarch of the Glen. More recently he has executive produced Fleming, a four part series on the creator of Bond (starring Dominic Cooper) for Sky Atlantic and BBC America; Mistresses, a 13 part series for ABC, based on Ecosse’s hit BBC1 series, and The Great Fire (for ITV, this autumn). Douglas is currently executive producing Life in Squares, a BBC2 drama about the Bloomsbury Group.

Robert Bernstein

Robert Bernstein joined Ecosse Films in 1994 to develop the drama department, subsequently becoming a director and partner in the company. After developing the script for Mrs. Brown in 1997 (directed by John Madden, starring Dame Judi Dench, winning 12 major international awards and two Oscar nominations), Robert went on to executive produce Charlotte Gray, a $25m feature for Film Four (directed by Gillian Armstrong).  He has since produced Wilderness (Ecosse Film’s first thriller, directed by Michael J. Bassett); Julian Jarrold’s Becoming Jane, the story of Jane Austen’s love affair and inspiration to become one of England’s greatest novelists; Water Horse, an adaptation of the Dick King Smith book (directed by Jay Russell); Julian Jarrold’s Brideshead Revisited; Sam Taylor Wood’s directorial debut, Nowhere Boy, and Andrea Arnold’s bold adaptation of Wuthering Heights.

Anita Lewton

Anita Lewton is a film producer and screenwriter who has made award-winning independent shorts, features and documentaries for the international market.Currently a lecturer in Film and Broadcast at London Metropolitan University, Anita has taught and mentored on professional producing programmes for film academies in Romania, France, North Africa and India through the British Council / Women at Work exchange and various other European training programmes (Media Funds of the European Union). Anita first trained in drama as an actress and director, gaining a BA in Dramatic Art (University of London). After running several political touring theatre companies in the UK, she went on to study film-making at UCLA California (MA, Motion Picture Arts & Sciences). She returned to the UK to produce films, founding E2 Projects and, recently, Corazon Films UK, to work on international co-productions. Prior to academic teaching, Anita chaired a UK nationally funded film-maker association, New Producers Alliance, which trained and ran networks for emerging talent.
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Founder of Non-Multiplex Cinema and creator of FILM MEANS BUSINESS. Now starting a new way to make film called "Blur the line". It takes the workshop environment of experimentation and learning and marries that with cinema quality equipment, filming at actual locations when possible. The end result is a scene the same as or as close as possible to the quality of a real production.