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Current company logo, introduced in 1999.
Current company logo, introduced in 1999.

Working Title Films is a British film production company, based in London, England. It has been one of the most successful British film companies of recent years. The company was founded by Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner in the late eighties. It produces feature films and some television productions. It is famous for its Richard Curtis-scripted romantic comedies and Coen brothers films, but has in recent times moved into many other types of film, such as United 93. In 2004 it made a profit of £17.8 million pounds sterling. All its films are distributed by Universal Pictures, which owns a 67% stake in the company. The remaining shares are owned by the company's founders, BBC Films, and private investors. Image File history File links WT_logo. ... Image File history File links WT_logo. ... full of cockneys. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London 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    - 2005 est. ... Richard Curtis in London, 1999 Richard Curtis (born November 8, 1956), is a New Zealand-born British screenwriter, best known for the TV programs Blackadder and The Vicar of Dibley and the movies Four Weddings and a Funeral, Notting Hill, and Love Actually. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... United 93 (formerly named Flight 93) is a critically acclaimed 2006 docudrama written and directed by Paul Greengrass that chronicles events aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which was skyjacked during the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... For details of notes and coins, see British coinage and British banknotes. ... Universal Pictures is the main motion picture production/distribution arm of Universal Studios, a subsidiary of NBC Universal. ...

List of Working Title Films

Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British cop film written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, known for Shaun of the Dead and Spaced. ... Bran Mak Morn is a hero of several pulp fiction short stories by Robert E. Howard. ... United 93 (formerly named Flight 93) is a critically acclaimed 2006 docudrama written and directed by Paul Greengrass that chronicles events aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which was skyjacked during the September 11, 2001 attacks. ... The Everest entry redirects here. ... Smokin Aces is a film written and directed by Joe Carnahan. ... The term Wild Child, is an term which was popularised by Nicky Roth (Author) which refers to a person who is under the age of 30 and is constantly present in the nightclubbing scene. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... Jane Austens novel Pride and Prejudice (1813) has been the subject of numerous television and film adaptations. ... The Interpreter is a 2005 drama/thriller film, directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, and Catherine Keener. ... Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a book by Helen Fielding as well as movie based on the book. ... Inside Im Dancing (aka Rory OShea Was Here) is a film that was released in 2004. ... Wimbledon is a film released in September 2004. ... Movie Poster for Thunderbirds Spoiler warning: Thunderbirds is a Universal Pictures release based upon the Thunderbirds television series of the 1960s, directed by Jonathan Frakes. ... The Calcium Kid is a British comedy film which was released in 2004. ... Shaun of the Dead is a zombie-themed romantic comedy, or rom zom com as it dubs itself, released in 2004 (April 9 in the United Kingdom, September 24 in the United States). ... Love Actually is a romantic comedy first released in cinemas in October and November 2003. ... Johnny English (2003) is a comic movie parodying the James Bond secret agent genre, starring Rowan Atkinson as the incompetent British spy of the title, with John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia and Ben Miller, and featuring a unique car chase. ... Ned Kelly the day before his execution Edward Ned Kelly (c. ... The Shape of Things is a play by American author and film director Neil LaBute and a 2003 American movie. ... Thirteen is a 2003 film co-written by Catherine Hardwicke (who also directed the film) and Nikki Reed. ... My Little Eye is a 2002 British horror film directed by Marc Evans about five adults who agree to spend six months together in an isolated mansion whilst being filmed at all times. ... The Guru is a character from the video game Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. ... About a Boy is a 1998 novel by British writer Nick Hornby. ... Ali G Indahouse: The Movie is a 2002 movie directed by Mark Mylod starring the fictional character Ali G, performed by the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. ... 40 Days and 40 Nights is a comedy film that was directed by Michael Lehmann and written by Rob Perez in 2002. ... Long Time Dead is a 2002 horror film set in the UK in which a group of college students experiment with an Ouija board and inadvertently summon a djinn - an Arabic spirit of fire. ... For other uses, see The Man Who Wasnt There (disambiguation). ... Spoiler warning: Captain Corellis Mandolin is a novel by Louis de Bernières. ... Bridget Joness Diary is a 1996 novel by Helen Fielding. ... The Man Who Cried is a 2000 film by writer-director Sally Potter. ... Billy Elliot is a 2000 film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. ... O Brother, Where Art Thou? is a comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, set in Mississippi during the Great Depression (specifically, 1937). ... High Fidelity is also the title of a book by Nick Hornby and a film directed by Stephen Frears, based upon Hornbys book. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Plunkett and MacLeane. ... Elizabeth is a 1998 film based on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. ... The Big Lebowski is a 1998 comedy film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. ... 8 (eight) is the natural number following 7 and preceding 9. ... The Borrowers is a novel by Mary Norton about tiny people who borrow things from normal humans and keep their existence unknown. ... The Matchmaker is a play by Thornton Wilder based on an 1842 play by the Austrian playwright Johann Nestroy titled Einen Jux will er sich machen. ... Bean, also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie, was a 1997 feature film based on the television series Mr. ... Fargo is a 1996 neo-noir film created by brothers Joel and Ethan Coen. ... This page is about the body of water in Scotland. ... Dead Man Walking is a work of non-fiction by Sister Helen Prejean, a Roman Catholic nun and one of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Medaille. ... Two people french kissing. ... Movie poster from Ken Loachs Land and Freedom Land and Freedom is a 1995 film directed by Ken Loach and written by Jim Allen. ... The Hudsucker Proxy (1994) is a screwball comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, telling a fictitious story about the invention of the hula hoop. ... Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. ... cover of DVD release Romeo Is Bleeding is a 1994 darkly comic police story starring Lena Olin and Gary Oldman. ... Posse may refer to: Look up Posse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Map of the Human Heart is the title of a 1993 film by New Zealand director Vincent Ward. ... Bob Roberts is a 1992 film directed and written by Tim Robbins. ... London Kills Me is a 1991 film written and directed by Hanif Kureshi. ... Edward II is a movie by Derek Jarman based on the play Edward II by Christopher Marlowe. ... Robin Hood memorial statue in Nottingham. ... Barton Fink is a 1991 film by Joel and Ethan Coen. ... Drop Dead Fred is a 1991 comedy fantasy film released by New Line Cinema. ... Rubin & Ed is an American Independent comedy-buddy film directed by Trent Harris and released in 1991. ... Thompson as Kate. ... // History Paperhouse (named after the track on Can’s Tago Mago album) were a late eighties space-rock outfit from Surrey. ... For Queen and Country is a 1989 English crime-thriller, starring Denzel Washington. ... A World Apart is an Anti-Apartheid drama, written by Shawn Slovo and directed by Chris Menges, produced in 1988. ... Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987) is a film directed by Stephen Frears, with a screenplay by Hanif Kureishi. ... Wish You Were Here is a 1987 British dramatic/comedy film starring Emily Lloyd and Tom Bell. ... My Beautiful Laundrette is a 1985 film directed by Stephen Frears. ...

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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Film | Producers give backbone to industry (895 words)
A roll call of their films is a virtual name check of all of the biggest British films of the last 10 years.
Their films have grossed more than $1.8 billion (£1.12 billion) in the last 12 years, and that is a conservative estimate.
Working Title's breakthrough hit was 1994's Four Weddings and a Funeral, a romantic comedy which made the term British blockbuster seem less of an oxymoron.
Working title - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (505 words)
Although a working title may be kept as the final title, the assumption is that a working title will be changed before the actual release of the project.
Working titles are often used for films, video games, music album and software development.
When the film prints were in shipping circulation to theaters, the cans were printed with the working title She Stands Alone to avoid the theft of such a high profile film.
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