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writer , film producer

Michael L. Downey, British film producer, writer. Recipient Yugoslav Government bursary, Belgrade University, 1982; French Government scholar, French Ministry Culture, 1981.

Background

Downey, Michael L. was born on October 1, 1959 in Newton Abbott, Devon, England. Son of Thomas and Brigid Downey.

Education

Diploma in theatre, Sorbonne, 1980. Bachelor with honors, Warwick University, England, 1981. Master of Arts, University Paris, 1982.

Career

Artistic director The Company Theatre, Munich, 1983—1989. Public Moving Pictures International, London, 1989—1999. Managing director, producer Film and Music Entertainment, since 1999.

Member advisory board Oklahoma University School Film, Norman, since 2000. Thomas Ewing visiting professor Ohio University, Athens, since 2004.

Works

  • book

  • Other Work

    • Author: The Film Finance Handbook, 2000, The Self Manager Screen. Producer: (films) Deathwatch, My Brother is a Dog, Loving Glances.

Membership

President board Motovun International Film Festival, Croatia, 1998. Advisory board member Zagreb International Film Festival, Croatia, 2003. Founder, advisor Amnesty International Film Prize, Amsterdam, since 2003.

Member of British Actors Equity, European Film Academy (board member since 2004), British Academy Film and television Arts.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Skiing, swimming.

Connections

Married Marijana Pintar.

father:
Thomas Downey

mother:
Brigid Downey

spouse:
Marijana Pintar.