Tue 19 Feb 2013
TypeTalk / Lecture
With more than 30 years of film-making experience under his belt, award-winning British film producer Lord David Puttnam appears to have found the magic script to any successful film. His films such as The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle have won him 10 Oscars, 25 BAFTAs and a Palme D’Or at Cannes. Today, Lord David Puttnam is one of the leading creative leaders in the world. In addition to the recognition for his film works, Lord David Puttnam has garnered stellar accolades including a knighthood in 1995 and an appointment to the House of Lords in 1997. The famed producer is also known for his close engagement with education – after retiring from film production in 1998, Lord David Puttnam shifted his focus to providing quality teaching. He founded the National Teaching Awards in the UK and became the first chair of the General Teaching Council. The Puttnam School of Film and Animation at LASALLE was named in his honour and he continues to visit the school to give masterclasses to LASALLE’s film students.