Tim Bevan in conversation (bios below)
Join Michael Gubbins in conversation with Tim Bevan, Co-Founder of Working Title Films and arguably the most prolific UK Producer of his time. With an astonishing diversity of titles ranging from teen comedies (ST TRINIAN’S) to epic dramas (ELIZABETH), to US classics (FARGO), there isn’t much that Tim Bevan hasn’t done. As a producer, he has received more Oscar and BAFTA award nominations than most film makers can even dare to dream of. In this session he will discuss what makes a successful project as well as the decision making process behind his projects. He will offer insight into Working Title Films, and how writers can make their work more attractive propositions to his team of developers and producers.
Tim Bevan is Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Working Title Films which he formed in 1984, joining forces with Eric Fellner in 1982. Tim and Eric have both been honoured with CBEs (Commanders of the British Empire).
Working Title’s commercial and critical hits include THE INTERPRETER, ABOUT A BOY, NOTTING HILL, ELIZABETH, FARGO, DEAD MAN WALKING, BEAN, HIGH FIDELITY, JOHNNY ENGLISH, BILLY ELLIOT, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, BRIDGET JONE’S DIARY, BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON, O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?, LOVE ACTUALLY, SHAUN OF THE DEAD, PRIDE & PREJUDICE, NANNY MCPHEE, UNITED 93, MR BEAN’S HOLIDAY, HOT FUZZ, ELIZABETH: THE GOLDEN AGE, BURN AFTER READING, FROST/NIXON and ATONEMENT.
As well as the Coen Brothers – with whom they have made seven films - Working Title enjoys ongoing and successful creative collaborations with filmmakers Richard Curtis, Paul Greengrass, Stephen Daldry, Edgar Wright, and Joe Wright; and actors Rowan Atkinson, Cate Blanchett, Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, and Emma Thompson, among others.
Tim Bevan was appointed as the Chairman of the UK Film Council on 30 July 2009, taking over from Stewart Till CBE.