BIG BREAK Becoming Head of Television Drama at BBC Scotland 11994).
PAST Graduated from Stirling University in 1986, trained as a freelance production assistant and produced her first shOrt drama at the age of 22. Wide range of production credits for television, including executive producer tag the on series Hamish Macbeth, Cardiac Arrest, The Crow Road, A Mug’s Game, Mind The Gap and Lambrusco Nights, and dramas Flowers Of The Forest, Nervous Energy and Truth Or Dare. Also executive producer on BBC Scotland’s first feature film, Gillies Mackinnon’s Small Faces.
FUTURE Executive producer on Mrs Brown, starring Billy Connolly and Judi Dench. Commissioning a strand of low budget feature films (up to five a year with budgets of £250,000—E1 million) for BBC Films from BBC Scotland's Glasgow headquarters.
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BIG BREAK Directing Scanda/(1989).
PAST Native of Broxburn who made TV serial Brond while still a student at the National Film School. Feature films have seen him work with the industry’s top talent on both sides of the Atlantic — John Hurt in Scandal, Matthew Modine in Memphis Bel/e, Michael J. Fox in Doc Hollywood, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio in This Boy’s Life, and Liam Neeson in Rob Roy. Dropped out of directing 8. Monkey after disagreements over casting.
FUTURE Working with Bruce Willis, Richard Gere and Sidney Poitier on The Jackal, an updating of Frederick Forsyth’s novel The Day Of The Jackal, due for release in America in November.
BIG BREAK Producing Rob Roy (1995).
PAST Born in Glasgow, he worked as a college lecturer, film researcher and with the Scottish Film Council and British Film Institute before becoming script editor on John Byrne’s Tutti Frutti and Screen 2 films Leaving, A Govan Ghost Story and The Dunroamin’ Rising. As" a TV producer, his credits include Your Cheatin’ Heart and The Justice Game. Under his Scottish-based production company Bronco Films, he originated, developed and produced multi- million dollar epic Rob Roy.
FUTURE DeveIOping several scripts — Vain Glory, Alan Sharp's biopic of Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe; Younger Than Springtime, the true story of 31—year- old Brian MacKinnon’s return to school posing as seventeen-year-old Brandon Lee, to star and be directed by Alan Cumming; Asian community comedy The Company Of The Tiger; Philippines-set thriller A Question OfActua/ Death, due to be directed by Backbeat’s Iain Softley; James Hogg’s novel Confessions Of A Justified Sinner; and political comedy Citizen K.
BIG BREAK Producing Venus Peter (1989). PAST Edinburgh-born Oxford graduate who worked as art department assistant on Another Time, Another Place before enrolling at New York University’s Film School. Assrstant editor on Comfort And Joy and The Bride. Produced the Orkney-set drama Venus Peter, which premiered at Cannes, as did his European love story Prague. FUTURE Currently developing four projects as producer — Alien Love Triangle, to be written and directed by Bill Forsyth and two others; Travelling Light, an original screenplay by former Clyde Unity actress Aileen Ritchie; an adaptation of Robin Jenkins’s book Willie H099; and White Merc With Fins, John Hodge’s adaptation of James Hawes's novel, to be directed by Pat Harkins.
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