Tim Bevan

Tim Bevan was born in Queenstown, New Zealand in 1958 and was raised in the south of England. He is one of the most well-known international film producers. In the early 1980’s, alongside Sarah Radclyffe, he created the production company Working Title Films. They achieved many successes early on, leading to the company now being an essential part of Universal Pictures. Bevan himself speaks about his films having a certain “Britishness”. It is exactly this Britishness that seems to be his recipe for success: Bevan produced films such as FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL, LES MISÉRABLES, ABOUT A BOY, ATONEMENT and ELIZABETH. For the latter two he was nominated for an Oscar. The remarkable producer remains humble despite all this success: “Ultimately, films are a director’s medium – I merely create the right environment for them to do the best job they can”. At the ZFF MASTERS, Tim Bevan will speak about his work as a producer. What exactly is this “Britishness” that makes his films so successful? What important qualities must a producer possess and why must a producer have knowledge in finance?