Biography

ELIZABETH MORGAN HEMLOCK

Elizabeth has extensive experience producing film budgets and schedules at all levels, and is a multi award winning Producer, and previously in film finance and a Talent Agent.

​​DAVID PEARSON

David is an award winning & nominated  director (BAFTA, FIPA,  RTS etc) producer, and executive producer with experience in development, production, talent management & training.

Elizabeth co-runs UK production outfit, Arturi Films with Producer, Director and Writer, David Pearson. She has worked in film companies such as Working Title, Winchester, & MHFTV in areas of development, finance, sales, marketing as well as production and Executive Producing and has worked across  numerous film budgets and schedules. She Line Produced, and produced with David Pearson, the award winning cinema  feature film ‘Mugabe and the White African’, which won numerous awards (including BIFA, Grierson, Prix Italia) and garnered them a film BAFTA nomination and Oscar shortlisted nominee.

Through the International Screenwriters Festival, which Arturi launched in 2006, with David as the Festival Director, she has worked with some of the leading film and television talents in the UK industry and been involved in partnerships with UK Film Council, BBC, Channel 4, Sky, FAW, UIP, BAFTA, Scottish Screen, Skillset, Cheltenham and Gloucestershire Borough Councils. As a talent agent at Kate Feast Management she represented Jimmy Nesbitt; Linus Roache, Tony Robinson; Adrian Lester; David Bradley; & Barry Humphries. She also spotted Dictynna Hood and produced her award winning short Journey Man which Vue Cinemas released with Stephen Frears' 'Dirty Pretty Things' and Michael Winterbottom's 'In This World'.

 

Elizabeth is a BA (Hons) Degree in Performing Arts, an EAVE, Film Business School and Berlinale Talent Campus graduate and taken part in the London Production Market Emerging Producer Programme (Film London).

She has spoken at a number of colleges and universities including: University Of Wales, and film  industry panels including the Screenwriters' Festival, Cannes Film Festival, London Film Festival, Dinard Film  Festival, Cheltenham Literature Festival and BBC TV and Radio.

 

 

David co-runs Arturi Films with producer Elizabeth Morgan Hemlock, and they made the award winning cinema feature 'Mugabe and The White African' (BAFTA, BIFA, Grierson, & Oscar short listed). David's written and directed more than thirty full length television films and supervised hundred of prgrammes for BBC, ITV, and C4 etc.  He was nominated for the Prix Italia for 'Whose House Is it Anyway', twice nominated for the Grierson Award and BAFTA, and once for the Prix Nicki. He's won awards from: RTS Award, FIPA, Glenfiddich Award, Prix Europa etc.

He was founding executive producer of the BBC’s first time director scheme 10x10 : a series which launched careers for among others: Andrea Arnold; Joe Wright; Debbie Issit; Sarah Gavron and Simon Beaufoy. He believes that emerging filmmakers need support to be "market ready", to successfully make features.

David founded and was  Festival Director of the International Screenwriters Festival. Speakers at SWF included Guillermo Del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth), James Schamus (Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Mike Leigh (Happy Go Lucky), Julian Fellowes (Gosford Park).Peter Kosminsky (Wuthering Heights) and Stephen Frears (The Queen). He designed SWF’s training programmes, including “Market Ready” for producers and writers.


He's lectured in universities, film schools and institutions including: NFTS, Manchester University, Falmouth University, Swedish Film Institute and Bournemouth Film School and spoken on panels at various Festivals including: EIFF, Cannes Fim Festival &
Cheltenham Literature Festival..  He attended  European Film Business School.

2010 - present

2010 - present

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