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Film Talk: 'What is happening to the film industry?' Event

13 February 2008
Lecture Theatre C, Avenue campus

For more information regarding this event, please email Anne Hogan at .

Event details

Recently honoured British film producer, Iain Smith, will be giving a talk on: 'What is happening to the film industry?' All undergraduate & postgraduate film students are very welcome to attend

Iain Smith was awarded an OBE this year as a timely recognition of the enormous contribution he has made to the British Film Industry. A graduate of the London Film School in 1971, his many production credits include classics of British cinema: 'Local Hero' and 'Chariots of Fire.' His company Zaltman Film Ltd produced Luc Besson's 'The Fifth Element', and he executive produced Tony Scott's 'Spy Game' for Universal Pictures, starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt, followed by Anthony Minghella's 'Cold Mountain' for Miramax starring Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Renee Zelwegger. He most recently produced Alfonso Cuaron's 'Children of Men' for Strike Entertainment/Universal Pictures.

The many positions held by Iain Smith include:

  • Board Member of the UK Film Council
  • Board Member of the Scottish Arts Council
  • Governor of the National Film and Television School
  • Chair of the Film Skills Strategy Committee
  • Deputy Chair of the British Film Advisory Group
  • Director of the Children's Film and Television Foundation
  • Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival

In 2005 he was awarded a BAFTA for Outstanding Achievement in Film.

The talk will be of real interest to those of you keen to work in the industry, and to those who would like to find out more about the film business.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Speaker information

Iain Smith,Independant,Film Producer

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