He has produced over 150 short films, and 5 feature films. He has written eight scripts, one of which is currently in pre-production. He teaches writers and producers in the UK, Europe. Japan and America.
He has written three books which have become industry standards: RAINDANCE WRITERS LAB 2nd Edition (Focal Press 2008), RAINDANCE PRODUCERS LAB (Focal Press 2004) and 130 PROJECTS TO GET YOU INTO FILMMAKING (Barrons 2009). His first novel The Bandit Queen is scheduled for publication next year.
Open University awarded Elliot an Honourary Doctorate for services to film education in 2009.
She is widely respected as an independent film analyst, and works closely with writers and directors up and down the country.
She is currently COO of Upbeat Productions, a video production company that specializes in online content creation.
Before entering the digital ecosystem, Andre started his career in Los Angeles, where he was an agent at United Talent Agency and subsequently set up a film production and talent management company in London, International Arts Entertainment. In 1994, he produced E=MC2, starring Jeremy Piven and Richard Attenborough
Christopher Fowler co-founded Creative Partnership, a company that changed the face of UK and international film marketin. He has spent nearly 30 years working in film. The award-winning author of thirty novels and short story collections, he has written for the BBC, The Times, Time Out, Daily Mail and has a regular column in the Independent on Sunday.
Fred was the co-founder and producer of the British Independent Film Awards 1998-2001. He then set up Adara Pictures, a production company specialising in factual television formats. He is the writer/director of Northern Lights (2005), and currently co-runs the production company Black Island.
His clients include Peter O'Toole, Jeanne Moreau, Bruce Beresford, Frederic Raphael and Julie Walters. Steve is also a member of both the American and British Motion Picture Academies and PMA (Personal Managers Association) Council.
Alberto has also been writing scripts for over a decade and had a short film produced for network television. Currently he has a script in development with a British film company.
Following early roles in distribution, sales and marketing for CIC, UIP, Martin became Sales and Marketing Director of Miracle Films and later took on the same role (along with responsibility for acquisition) at Vestron Pictures where he released Princess Bride, Buster and Dirty Dancing. He was subsequently appointed Theatrical Director of First Independent Films Limited, where he oversaw acquisitions and release.
In 1999 he set up Miracle Communications, focusing on the distribution and sales. He now consults for various theatrical and dvd companies, as well as producers and directors in the planning and releasing of their product into the UK theatrical market.Martin also actively represents a number of UK companies exploiting their rights for Airlines, Non Theatrical and TV sales. He also reads scripts for a number of producers who want an answer from a distributors point of view.
Alexandra Stone heads CMP Film Ltd, the film division for Creative Management and Productions, where she is developing and producing a slate of director and writer driven projects. She works alongside partners Nick Frankfort and Tobias Round, the theatre producers who previously ran the Donmar Warehouse under Artistic Director Michael Grandage. Upcoming films include Hello Darkness directed by Sundance winners Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland; Music & Silence adapted by Martin Sherman with Lone Scherfig attached to direct and The Lucky Ones written by Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells. Previously, Stone was head of development at Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company where she worked with filmmakers such as Bernardo Bertolucci, Terry Gilliam, Phillip Noyce and David Cronenberg. Prior to that, Stone began her career in Hollywood on the Warners lot at Paula Weinstein’s Spring Creek Productions as a development executive on films with Alfonso Cuaron, Steve Kloves, Lasse Hallstrom and Peter Weir. Stone’s producing credits include David Mackenzie’s Young Adam, Menhaj Huda’s Kidulthood, Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation and Gerald McMorrow’s Franklyn.
Michelle's career in the film industry began in exhibition as a manager for Picturehouse Cinemas. Since then she has worked in PR, Sales and Marketing. She joined the Creative Partnership in 2001, where she managed campaigns for Universal, Disney and Fox Searchlight, including Atonement, Becoming Jane and 28 Weeks Later. In 2007, she moved to Kennedy Monk where she has most recently managed the theatrical and outdoor poster campaigns for among others BIFA winner An Education and The Twilght Saga: New Moon.
James Wilson began his career as a Production Executive at Fox Searchlight Pictures in Los Angeles, and subsequently at FilmFour in London. Over eight years he worked on the development, production and acquisition of a range of films including Sexy Beast, Dancer in the Dark, The Filth and The Fury, The Low Down, The Last King of Scotland, The Full Monty, Nil By Mouth and The Ice Storm.
Since becoming a producer he has served as an Executive Producer on Edgar Wright's Shaun of The Dead, and produced James Marsh's The King with Milo Addica. Along with Nira Park, he is currently producing Joe Cornish's Attack The Block.