Co-chaired by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner since 1992, Working Title Films has made over 100 films that have grossed nearly $6 billion worldwide. Its films have won 10 Academy Awards (for Tom Hooper’s Les Misérables; Joe Wright’s Anna Karenina; Tim Robbins’ Dead Man Walking; Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo; Shekhar Kapur’s Elizabeth and Elizabeth: The Golden Age; and Joe Wright’s Atonement), 35 BAFTA Awards, and numerous prestigious prizes at the Cannes and Berlin International Film Festivals. In 2013 Bevan and Fellner were honoured with the Producers Guild of America’s David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures, the PGA’s highest honour for motion picture producers, and are also recipients of the Michael Balcon Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema at the British Academy Film [BAFTA] Awards, and the Alexander Walker Film Award at the Evening Standard British Film Awards. They have also both been honoured with CBEs (Commanders of the Order of the British Empire).
The company’s extensive and diverse productions include Les Misérables; Anna Karenina; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy; Contraband; Senna; Johnny English Reborn; Paul; Nanny McPhee Returns; Green Zone; A Serious Man; State Of Play; The Soloist; Frost/Nixon; Hot Fuzz; Billy Elliot; Burn After Reading; Atonement; Pride & Prejudice; United 93; Definitely, Maybe; The Interpreter; About A Boy; Notting Hill; Elizabeth; Fargo; The Big Lebowski; Dead Man Walking; Bean; Four Weddings And A Funeral; Bridget Jones’s Diary and Love Actually.
Working Title’s 2012/2013 film slate includes About Time, directed by Richard Curtis starring Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleeson; Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost; John Crowley’s Closed Circuit, starring Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall; Hossein Amini’s Two Faces of January, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac; and Ron Howard’s Rush, starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl.
Working Title is a producer of Billy Elliot the Musical worldwide. The show, which has now been seen around the world by over 9 million people, has won 81 theatre awards internationally including ten 2009 Tony awards, and will reach its fifth continent in August 2013 when it tours to São Paulo, Brazil.
WTTV is based in London and LA and is a joint venture between NBC Universal International, Bevan and Fellner. The UK office is headed up by Juliette Howell, the LA office by Daniel Pipski. The UK office is currently developing projects across all UK broadcasters. Productions include The Borrowers, BBC ONE’s highest rating single film of Christmas 2011, the critically acclaimed and 6 times BAFTA-nominated Birdsong, adapted by Abi Morgan, and Dominic Savage’s series True Love. Its latest production, Mary & Martha, written by Richard Curtis, directed by Phillip Noyce and starring Hilary Swank and Brenda Blethyn, was recently broadcast on BBC ONE and HBO.Return