Head of Acquisitions and Production
Lionsgate UK Ltd
Edward Fletcher is joint Managing Director of Soda Pictures film distributors which he co-founded along with Eve Gabereau in 2002. Soda is now a fixture in the independent distribution market with releases in 2012 being TWO YEARS AT SEA, MONSIEUR LAHZAR, WOODY ALLEN: A DOCUMENTARY and BARBARA. Soda also runs the New British Cinema distribution programme NBCQ (www.nbcq.co.uk) now in its third year.
Prior to Soda, Edward managed the distribution arm of the ICA and managed cinemas in Cambridge and London. Edward holds a M.A. in Film and Television Studies and currently sits on the board of Film London and Europa Distribution.
Head of Searchlight UK
Twentieth Century Fox
Twentieth Century Fox International is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a segment of Fox Entertainment Group.
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, Fox Filmed Entertainment produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of FFE: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.
SVP Acquisitions & Production
Alliance Films Momentum Pictures
Robert’s broad experience includes films such as THE KING’S SPEECH, CONTROL, THE RAID, SINISTER, LAWLESS, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO and it’s sequels and the TWILIGHT franchise . Production executive experience includes THE WOMAN IN BLACK and WELCOME TO THE PUNCH. Robert is the executive producer of Steve McQueen’s SHAME and on the upcoming Kevin McDonald film HOW I LIVE NOW.
Director of Theatrical Distribution
Revolver is one of the UK & Eire¹s leading “All Rights” distribution &
production companies. At our core is a spirit of pioneering innovation
that has led Revolver to achieve a catalogue of industry firsts. It is an
ethos that informs every aspect of the business and one which is most
evident in the unique approach taken to managing its enviable slate of
edgy theatrical and home entertainment releases. In the past 10 years
Revolver’s independent spirit and flair has been awarded with 18 of the
industry’s top awards for marketing excellence.
With offices in London and Los Angeles Revolver blends international reach
with extensive local knowledge and boasts one of the best distribution
teams in the industry. The in-house production arm, Gunslinger, produces
films for a global market and now has 3 hit releases under its belt with 3
more planned and in production for 2012 and beyond. It’s a studio
approach, everything under one roof, but with the heart and flexibility of
While a theatrical focus is key to Revolver’s business they are also
experts in youth entertainment and exploiting both physical and digital
home entertainment distribution channels. In a time of industry change
Revolver remain at the forefront of possibility as pioneers in digital
distribution, embracing new technology and always staying one step ahead
of the game.
Head of Acquisitions
From a background in advertising and consumer PR, Julia joined Rank Film Distributors in the early 1990’s. After moving to PolyGram she became responsible for running the theatrical marketing department in the UK, releasing such films as TRAINSPOTTING, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, FARGO, TWELVE MONKEYS and THE USUAL SUSPECTS. After PolyGram closed in 1999, Julia moved to Redbus (now Lionsgate) and Film Four Distribution. In 2003 Julia set up VERVE PICTURES with Colin Burch, she is now Head of Acquisitions at The Works and is actively involved in delivering several high profile training courses for both the Film Distributors Association and Media Business School. She is also a trustee of the Independent Cinema Office, speaks at the National Film and Television School, London Film School, Met Film School and mentors students from Screen Academy Scotland.