Chris Auty started his professional career as a film journalist, running the film department of Time Out. From 1984-85 he was European Editor of The Hollywood Reporter. In 1985 he left journalism to launch a new UK film distribution company (Oasis), releasing some 45 films over the next five years. From 1991–99, he was MD of Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company. In 1999, he became a founding Board Member of the UK Film Council – the governing body responsible for all public funding of film in the UK. From mid 1999, Chris Auty became CEO of the Film Consortium, a lottery franchise company. In October 2001, Chris also became Chief Executive of the group incorporating The Film Consortium -– The Works Media Group. Having completed the re-structuring of The Works into a distribution-led business, Chris stood down as Chief Executive in mid 2007. He runs and presents a lecture course in business skills, film production, and finance on the National Film School’s MA course; teaches in film at London University. Producing / exec producing credits include: Stealing Beauty, My Summer of Love, Crash, In This World, Bright Young Things and The Proposition.
|1999 Jury Member|