Film One Event: The Gospel According To Nik Powell
Malmaison Oxford, 3 Oxford Castle, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1AY
Monday 17th January 2011, 7.30pm
“The Gospel According to Nik Powell” – From Virgin to NFTS.
Come and join us for a unique chance to meet Nik Powell and ask him about the secrets to his success…..
One of the UK’s top film producers, Nik Powell embarked on an entrepreneurial career in the 1960s, when he set up Virgin Records with Richard Branson. His long partnership with Stephen Woolley, with whom he founded Palace Pictures and Scala Productions, brought an unrivalled slate of award-winning features to the screen, including Neil Jordan’s Company of Wolves , Mona Lisa and The Crying Game . Nik’s films have garnered many awards and nominations, including an Oscar, several Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe. His more recent films include Little Voice , Calendar Girls and, most recently, Ladies in Lavender starring Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith.
Since becoming Director of the NFTS in September 2003, Nik has introduced several innovative new programmes, keeping the School at the leading edge of film and TV education in the UK. Alongside the day job, he is non executive Chairman of Scala Productions, Vice-chairman of the European Film Academy, Vice-Chairman of GEECT, the European Grouping of Film and Television Schools, Vice Chairman of the Bafta film committee and a member of the Bafta board of Trustees, and a member of the British Screen Advisory Council. He has also served on many film festival juries (sometimes as Chair) including the Sundance Film Festival, The Moscow Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, as well as Bafta juries and European Film Academy juries. He is a Patron of the short film organisation Future Films and of the Rocliffe writers forum.