Award-Winning Film Producer

Lord David Puttnam is the Chair of Atticus Education, an online education company founded in 2012 that delivers audio-visual seminars to students all over the world. In addition to this, he is a member of the House of Lords where he pursues an active role in a variety of areas, from educational and environmental issues to digital skills.

Lord Puttnam spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Local Hero. When working on a film, he involves himself in every aspect of the process, from the script-writing and casting to the editing and musical arrangement. Together these films have won ten Oscars, ten golden globes, twenty-five Baftas and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. From 1986 to 1988, he was Chairman and CEO of Columbia Pictures. He returned to the UK to produce The Memphis Belle, The War of the Buttons and My Life So Far. From 1994 to 2004, he was Vice President and Chair of Trustees at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2006. He is also a Fellow of the British Film Institute.
His book on the history of the film industry, The Undeclared War - The Struggle for Control of the World's Film Industry (published as Movies and Money in North America) was first published in 1997.

His current positions include:
Adjunct Professor, School of Media and Communication, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University, AU; Member of the Advisory Board of Accenture (Ireland); Adjunct Professor in Film Studies & Digital Humanities, University College Cork; Trustee, Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation; Chair of TSL Education Advisory Board; Chairman, School Advisory Board, Nord Anglia International School, Dublin; Chair, Education Advisory Board, Nord Anglia Education; President, Film Distributors’ Association; Life President, National Film and Television School, 2017; Patron, Dublin Bid World Summit on Media for Children 2020/2023

Presentation Title: Lights, Camera, Action – Project Management

Lord Puttnam will address the Project Management Summit on how to project manage within the creative industries. This Keynote will be delivered through an on stage intimate interview with Lord Puttnam and Raymond Poole, CEO of PM Summit. It will explore how even creative industries such as the movie industry etc. have to manage their productions against the same constraints as all other projects, namely Time, Resources and Costs. It promises to be an informative session opening our eyes beyond our given sectors.

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