in conversation with Prof. Alan Marcus, 13th February 2013
6.00pm, King's Conference Centre, Aberdeen View Webcast
Michael Kuhn is one of the most important producers in contemporary British cinema. In 1991, he set up Polygram Film Entertainment, which made and distributed over 100 feature films and which between them won 14 Academy Awards. These films include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, The Big Lebowski, Dead Man Walking, Fargo, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Elizabeth, Trainspotting and Being John Malkovich. Productions made subsequently by his company, Qwerty Films, include Kinsey and The Duchess. Michael Kuhn's book, 100 Films and a Funeral (2001) tells the extraordinary story of the rise and fall of Polygram. Kuhn is also former Chair of the National Film and Television School.
In this Director's Cut we will be discussing the state of the British Film industry and key films he has produced. The event is being organized in collaboration with the Business School, and is free and followed by a reception.