He has been involved in the financing and production of many independent films and won an Emmy as a producer for the film, The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie.
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.
Neil’s first feature as a producer was Season of Mists, an Anglo-Russian film first released in Moscow in 2009. His second was The Empty Home, a co-production involving Kyrgyzstan, Russia, France and the UK, which was Kyrgyzstan’s entry for this year’s Academy Award for Best Foreign-Language Film.
He also produced Vision Shorts, the programme about the IFT’s film-making courses which was broadcast on the Community Channel in 2010, and many of the IFT’s videos. Neil acts as a mentor on the masters programme run by the IFT and Raindance in partnership with Staffordshire University, which leads to an MA or MSc in Film by Negotiated Learning.
He is a member of the European Film Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has served on many film juries including the Faithful Heart film festival in Moscow in October 2008, the Watersprite student film competition in Cambridge in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and the Rushes Soho Shorts festival in 2011 and 2012.
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.
Recent theatrical releases Martin has worked on include NO, Gloria, Stranger By The Lake and Salvo. Previous works include Dirty Dancing, Misery, City Slickers, Dumb and Dumber, Young Guns and The Princess Bride.
In 2005 she left the BBC to set up Rainmark Films, a television and film production company based in London, with producer Frank Doelger. In 2007, their production slate includes: Primo, A Number, My Zinc Bed, Churchill At War and The Other Man, a feature film to be directed by Richard Eyre.
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.