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Eric Fellner (b. 1959, England) is a successful movie producer. Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: God Save the King/Queen Capital London (de facto) Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2006 est. ... A film producer creates the conditions for making movies. ...


Eric Fellner co-founded Working Title Films in London with Tim Bevan in the late 1980s, and the company has produced some of the most successful British films of the last twenty years. Among Fellner's more than 60 films as producer or executive producer are Hidden Agenda, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Dead Man Walking, Fargo, Notting Hill, United 93 and Bridget Jones's Diary. Current company logo, introduced in 1999. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Tim Bevan is a succesful movie producer for Universal Studios. ... This article is about the film. ... Fargo is a 1996 film created by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. ... Notting Hill is a 1999 romantic comedy film set in the Notting Hill district of London, England, UK. The screenplay was written by Richard Curtis who had previously written Four Weddings and a Funeral. ... United 93 (formerly named Flight 93) is a 2006 Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA Award-winning docudrama written and directed by Paul Greengrass that chronicles events aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which was hijacked during the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... Bridget Joness Diary is a 2001 film, based on the successful novel, also called Bridget Joness Diary, by Helen Fielding. ...


Working Title Films signed a deal with Universal Studios in 1999 for a reported $600 (USD) million, which gave Bevan and Fellner the power to commission projects with a budget of up to $35 (USD) million without having to consult their paymasters. It is now Britain’s largest independent production company with offices in London and Los Angeles. Successes include Four Weddings And A Funeral (1994) which has grossed over $250 (USD) million worldwide. Dead Man Walking and Fargo won Oscars in 1996 and 1997 respectively. This article is about the major American media conglomerate. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ...


Fellner went to Cranleigh School in Surrey, England from 1972-77. He attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. The GSMD seen across the Barbican lake. ...


He was awarded the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2005 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to the British film industry. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire (Military division) The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority...


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Guardian Unlimited Film | Interviews | Interview: Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan, co-chairmen Working Title Films (1377 words)
Eric Fellner and Tim Bevan have achieved the near impossible - created a wildly successful production company in a country where the film business is subject to repeated predictions of imminent doom.
Fellner says: "I guess technically not owning the company means we lost control, but the way the film business works is that it's people-driven rather than structure-driven.
Fellner says: "We are trying to up the ante a little bit in terms of the scale and diversity of films we make...
Guardian Unlimited Film | Features | Britflick's twin towers of power (1437 words)
Perhaps it is significant that neither Bevan or Fellner went to university, or trained at the BBC.
Fellner is the one who can smooth things out, softly talk people round, but also the one with the artier tendencies.
Both Bevan and Fellner started off producing pop videos in the early Eighties, when they were in their twenties.
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