Wednesday, July 07, 2004

UIP man to chair Film Council

Stewart Till will be the new chairman of the UK Film Council. The announcement was made by Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell and had been widely expected.

Till, who is currently deputy chair of the council and chief executive of UIP, will take over from Alan Parker at the end of the month. The post is unpaid.

There's a short biog on screenonline:
Like Alan Parker...he began in advertising, and has a strong sense of the need to sell films. He has been associated with the distribution of such successes as Four Weddings and a Funeral (d. Mike Newell, 1994), but was also co-executive producer on the darker, less obviously box-office titles, Jude (1996), I Want You (1998) and Wonderland (1999), three masterly films directed by Michael Winterbottom, which must have taxed Till's commercial instincts.

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