Robert Jones

UK

Robert Jones

My production credits include Academy Award™ winners The Usual Suspects, Gosford Park and The Constant Gardener as well as Paul Thomas Anderson’s Hard Eight, Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things, Mike Leigh’s Vera Drake, David Schwimmer’s Run Fat Boy Run and Neil Marshall’s Centurion.

Formerly a professional music recording artist, I have 28 years experience in the feature film industry and have built an impressive track record both working with established filmmakers and identifying and developing new talent and commercial feature film material. My various roles encompass a wide range of activities including

  • production and post production
  • script development
  • film financing and investment
  • multi-territory film rights acquisition
  • theatrical and video marketing and distribution
  • TV sales
  • public funding
  • strategic planning
  • film education (including current position as Chair of The LCC/Ealing Screen Academy Board)

1982 – 1991 Palace Group of Companies. As Head of Acquisitions I was responsible for acquiring such theatrical hits as When Harry Met Sally, My Left Foot, Wild At Heart, Prince – Sign O’ the Times, Talking Heads – Stop Making Sense, Nikita and Cinema Paradiso. I built the Palace Classics video label which distributed collections by the likes of Louis Malle and Werner Herzog.

1991 – 1993 PolyGram/NEF2. Contracted to make acquisitions for US, UK, France, Benelux, Germany, Austria & Switzerland I was responsible for acquiring such hits as Reservoir Dogs and Shallow Grave.

1994 – 2000 Independent Producer producing such titles as The Usual Suspects, Hard Eight, Dirty Pretty Things

2000 – 2005 Head of the UK Film Council Premiere Fund for film production. Solely creatively responsible for the investment of an annual budget of £10m. Also spearheaded such initiatives as Skillset’s mentor scheme and the UKFC research into low budget filmmaking in the UK.

2005 – 2009 President of Material Entertainment a production company coowned by New Line Cinema and Entertainment Film Distributors. The company’s first feature Run, Fat Boy Run occupied the #1 UK box office slot for 4 weeks running and grossed over £11m. Developed an eclectic range of commercial projects for the international audience.

2009 – MD of Jonescompany Productions, produced with Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire) Neil Marshall’s action feature Centurion. Currently developing several projects including psychological thriller The Girl On The Landing with writer Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park, Young Victoria)

FILMOGRAPHY
2009 Centurion Producer
2007 Run, Fat Boy, Run Producer
2006 Driving Lessons Exec Producer
2006 Snowcake Exec Producer
2005 The Constant Gardener Exec Producer
2005 Opal Dream Exec Producer
2005 Festival Exec Producer
2005 The Proposition Exec Producer
2005 Valiant Exec Producer
2005 Love + Hate Exec Producer
2004 Vera Drake Exec Producer
2004 Five Children and It Exec Producer
2004 The Merchant of Venice Exec Producer
2004 Creep Exec Producer
2004 Ladies in Lavender Exec Producer
2004 Only Human Associate Producer
2004 Sex Lives of the Potato Men Exec Producer
2003 Sylvia Exec Producer
2003 Code 46 Exec Producer
2003 Young Adam Exec Producer (UKFC)
2002 Dirty Pretty Things Producer
2002 Miranda Exec Producer
2001 Gosford Park Exec Producer
2001 Mike Bassett: England Manager Exec Producer
1999 Simon Magus Producer
1998 Dad Savage Producer
1997 The Serpent’s Kiss Producer
1996 Hard Eight Producer
1995 The Englishman Who Went Up
A Hill But Came Down a Mountain Exec Producer
1995 The Usual Suspects Exec Producer
1994 Sirens Exec Producer