One of the UK’s most consistent producers of high quality independent cinema, RPC has a long history of working with some of world’s most distinguished directors (including Bernardo Bertolucci, David Cronenberg, Takeshi Kitano and Philip Noyce) and, in the past few years, of developing new British director talent (Jonathan Glazer, David McKenzie). Watson was an instrumental force behind RPC’s renaissance in the late 1990s and is a co founder and deputy chairman of HanWay, RPC’s sister international sales company. Watson’s relationship with the film business first began in the City where he spent four years at the Entertainment Finance Division of Guinness Mahon & Co. He is currently executive producing RPC’s production of Richard Linklater’s Fast Food Nation, which starts shooting in Texas this October. His other producing credits include Jonathan Glazer’s Sexy Beast, Takeshi Kitano’s Brother, Bernardo Bertolucci’s The Dreamers, David McKenzie’s Young Adam and Terry Gilliam’s Tideland. He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BBS, MA). In January 2004, he was made a governor of the British Film Institute.
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