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Paul Brett
Executive Producer at Flying Tiger Entertainment

Profile

Paul has worked within film and television for the past 35 years.


He worked for Video Arts, the world’s first video training company; Video Collection, the world’s
first sell-through video label; and TEN the Movie Channel, the UK’s first pay television service. He
then worked as Director of Marketing and Publicity at CIC, a joint venture between Paramount and
Universal, Director of Marketing and Publicity at Pathe, and Senior Vice President, Marketing for
Miramax International in London.


Paul then moved to The British Film Institute as Head of Cinema Services, where he developed and
Implemented the UK exhibition and distribution strategy, resulting in the UK becoming the leading
territory for transforming from celluloid to digital cinema ahead of the USA and China. Paul
travelled the world representing the BFI in making cultural cinemas more commercial and
commercial cinemas more cultural at festivals and conferences including China, India, Australia, the
Middle East, Africa and the USA, as well as Cannes, Berlin and other European festivals, film
markets and events.


Paul then co-founded Prescience in 2004, where he financed more than 50 film and television titles,
including Oscar-winning The King’s Speech (2012), the highest grossing independent film of 2014
Chef, and BBC 2’s highest rated drama of 2015 Wolf Hall. Across 15 years, Prescience was involved
in the creation and management of 64 Funds, raising over £500 million for film and television
projects using a variety of government tax incentives and vehicles with the mandate of financing
independent film and television content projects.


Paul has been a lecturer at many universities and Film Schools, including, Cambridge University, the
National Film and Television School (NFTS), Nottingham University, European Film College
Denmark, Media Business School in Ronda Spain, and Whistling Woods International Film School
Mumbai. Paul was Chairman of the Board of Connections London Media Centre, an Academy for
teaching Media Studies. For many years, Paul was on the board of All Industry Marketing (AIM),
which works closely with the Cinema Exhibition Association (CEA) and Film Distributors Association
(FDA) chaired by Lord Putnam. Paul is a member of British Academy of Film and Television Arts
(BAFTA) and the European Film Academy and works closely with Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences (AMPAS) in its London base. Paul currently works closely with Elliott Grove of
Raindance Film Festival, which has a year-round film Academy in London and Beijing. Through its
Joint Venture with AI Man in China, Flying Tiger Entertainment has a close relationship with
University of Peking, who is a data partner. Paul was an active patron of the National Film and
Television School for 15 years.


Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Fireside Chat: And they all lived happily ever after…

    12:45