Hayward, Cagney take career steps
by Naman Ramachandran
Debra Hayward, Working Title’s President of UK production has resigned in order to start her own production company, Monumental Pictures.
The new entity will commence operations from September. Monumental will have a two-year first look deal with Working Title. Hayward joined Working Title in 1989 as a producer’s assistant and then worked in development and made her way up the company.
This year, Hayward has executive produced Oliver Parker’s Johnny English Reborn, Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy and Asif Kapadia’s acclaimed documentary Senna [+see also:
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Meanwhile, the British Film Institute (BFI) has appointed Tim Cagney to the newly created role of Deputy Chief Executive. Cagney will report directly to BFI Chief Executive Amanda Nevill.
Cagney will directly manage the MEDIA Desk UK and the Film Certification Unit and also will also take an active role in fundraising.
Cagney joins the BFI from the erstwhile UK Film Council where he was Managing Director from Autumn 2010, prior to which he was Head of UK Partnerships.
Nevill said, “Tim has an impressive track record, is an astute and very talented business leader and has already been key in ensuring the smooth transition of new activities to the BFI. Tim will be instrumental in steering the BFI towards a new future that provides an ambitious and coherent vision for film in the UK.”
Cagney said, “It’s fantastic to be joining the BFI at such a pivotal time for film in the UK. I’m hugely excited about helping take the BFI to the next level, where a new film industry and organisational focus will help guide the BFI towards a new era for film.”
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