Eric Fellner
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United Kingdom
2018

Working Title

Eric
Fellner

Co-Chairman

Fellner joined Working Title in 1992, having been introduced to the company’s Tim Bevan by PolyGram’s Michael Kuhn. In tandem, Fellner and Bevan have developed Working Title’s winning formula of star-driven prestige dramas made in conjunction with Universal after a lucrative deal that was struck in 1999, a formula that has reeled in 12 Academy Awards — including two for Gary Oldman’s Winston Churchill take, “Darkest Hour” — and 39 BAFTAs. Fellner and Bevan encourage a family relationship within the workplace, eschewing the indie model of one movie per year by keeping several projects under way at all times. In 2004, along with Bevan, Fellner received one of the highest awards given to U.K. filmmakers, the BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema.

Career

  • LES MISERABLES
  • FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL
  • DARKEST HOUR

Education

  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama (England)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • Variety Billion Dollar Producer
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Eric Fellner Talks 'Darkest Hour' Awards Buzz, What's Next for Working Title

Eric Fellner Talks 'Darkest Hour' Awards Buzz, What's Next for Working Title

Winston Churchill movie "Darkest Hour" was one of the standout performers at the BAFTA Awards nominations Tuesday, garnering nine nominations, including for best film. Its lead actor, Gary Oldman, is widely considered the favorite for the Oscar, having picked up the Golden Globe on Sunday.For "Darkest Hour's" producer, London-based Working Title, there was more good news as its “Victoria & Abdul” and “Baby Driver” also landed one and two BAFTA nominations, respectively. Variety spoke to Working Title co-chair Eric Fellner about...

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