British Film Commission Rising Star Award winner – Hannah Godwin
Production Supervisor Hannah Godwin, has been named the British Film Commission Rising Star Award winner for her rapid career progression. Hannah’s career path has been meteoric, moving from Production Coordinator to Production Supervisor on two big budget films for Disney last year, Muppets Most Wanted and Into the Woods. Hannah has also worked on the Bond films Skyfall and Quantum of Solace, Martin Scorsese’s Hugo and Paul Greengrass’s Green Zone. This year she has been working on the major action film Avengers: Age of Ultron for Marvel Studios and the highly anticipated Bond 24 (working title).
Panavision Project Management Award winner – Sue Quinn
Location Manager Sue Quinn, receives the Panavision Project Management Award, particularly for her work on Doug Liman’s Edge of Tomorrow for which she achieved the closure of Trafalgar Square, in order to create the dramatic scene where Tom Cruise’s character lands a Puma military helicopter in an iconic central London location. Sue is a ‘star’ in the location filming world having worked on the Harry Potter films, Billy Elliot, Notting Hill as well as the forthcoming The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and the new Tarzan.
Creative Skillset Mentor Award winner – Steve Clark-Hall
Producer Steve Clark-Hall, receives the Creative Skillset Mentor Award in recognition of his dedication to assisting the career development of young producers and production crew. Steve is one of the UK’s most experienced producers having worked on titles such as Sherlock Holmes and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Calendar Girls, Lesbian Vampire Killers and most recently the Warner Bros. productions The Man From U.N.C.L.E. starring Henry Cavill and Hugh Grant, and Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur, both directed by Guy Ritchie.
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden Contribution to the Industry Award – Stephen Bristow
Strategic policy advisor Stephen Bristow, is awarded the Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden Contribution to the Industry Award for his outstanding contribution to the development and sustainability of the UK film and TV industry. Film and TV production is a high-cost and high-earning business, and Stephen’s contribution to the lobbying process that resulted in the introduction of the High-End TV Tax Relief and recent changes to the Film Tax Relief has been fundamental to ensuring the UK’s financial efficiency and competitiveness as a production base.
Kevin Trehy, Chairman of the Production Guild and Senior Vice President of Physical Production at Warner Bros. said: “These awards winners represent a cross section of professions that are instrumental in making our film and TV industry great; the outstanding achievements of Sue Quinn in location management, the impressive trajectory of Hannah Godwin’s achievements in production, Steve Clarke-Hall’s commitment to mentoring the next generation of producers, and the strategic guidance that Stephen Bristow has dedicated to ensuring that tax relief policies help to protect our industry’s status as a competitive world leader. Congratulations to all the winners. Their talent and skills are what makes the British film and TV industry continue to be such a success story.”
The Production Guild award winners were nominated by the Production Guild’s industry membership, and selected by juries of leading industry professionals.