Awarded a BAFTA in 2005 for Outstanding Achievement in Film, Iain Smith (OBE) has a list of credits as impressive as his never ending workload.
From associate producer on the classic Local Hero, the controversial The Killing Fields and the breathtaking The Mission, to producer of big budget Hollywood fare like Wanted and Alexander, Smith has often been described as “Europe’s busiest producer”.
And as if that’s not enough, his honorary work includes being a patron of the London Film School, Chair of the UK Film Industry Training Board and, more recently, becoming the Chair of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
I caught up with him during a rare break to talk about producers, producing and the future of film in Britain.
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