LSA is deeply rooted in the screen industries.

Working Title Films, Heyday Films, Eon Productions and Lisa Bryer are together with leading educational professionals, architects of the LSA Curriculum. They have been instrumental in developing LSA as they share a strong desire to resolve the inconsistencies and skills shortages across film and television.

 

FOUNDERS

 
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Tim Bevan CBE and Eric Fellner CBE

Tim and Eric began their careers in the screen industries as runners straight from school. Since 1992, Tim and Eric have worked together as Co-Chairmen of Working Title Films, one of the world’s leading film production companies that has produced Love Actually, the Johnny English films, Darkest Hour and Baby Driver. Their partnership has resulted in Working Title Films producing over 100 films that have grossed $7.5 billion, and have won 14 Academy Awards® and 40 BAFTA awards.

Working Title works extensively with Into Film, a national organisation that aims to empower the educational and personal development of young adults through the medium of film.

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Lisa Bryer

Lisa, who began her career as a runner straight from school, set up Cowboy Films in 1990. Cowboy Films produced ground-breaking music videos for bands such as The Cure, David Bowie and the Psychedelic Furs. Cowboy Films also produced commercials for clients including BMW and Kleenex, and short films including the Oscar® winning Wasp.

After producing the box office success, The Last King of Scotland which won an Academy Award® and many BAFTA awards, Lisa moved from production to pursue her passion in education and mental health for young adults. Lisa has been and continues to be a Governor and a Trustee of a number of schools and charities.

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David Heyman

David began his career as a runner, locking-off sets and making copious amounts of tea on films like A Passage To India and Ragtime. He went on to work as a Creative Executive at Warner Bros. and a Vice President at United Artists, before becoming a producer in his own right.

David's films have grossed over $10 billion worldwide. He is perhaps best-known for producing all eight Harry Potter films, the Academy Award® winning Gravity, and both adaptations of Michael Bond’s Paddington books. Other films he has been involved with include Juice, I Am Legend, We’re The Millers, The Fault in Our Stars, Maze Runner and Fantastic Beasts. Upcoming projects include new films from Quentin Tarantino and Noah Baumbach.

 
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Michael G. Wilson OBE and Barbara Broccoli OBE

Wilson and his sister Broccoli co-own EON Productions Limited, the UK based production company that has produced the James Bond films since 1962. They have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including Skyfall and Spectre. Wilson and Broccoli have produced and executive produced independent film projects including Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool and The Rhythm Section. Additionally, they co-produced and co-financed theatrical productions that have played in London and on Broadway including Once, Othello and The Kid Stays In The Picture.

In 2014, Broccoli and Wilson were honoured by the Producers Guild of America with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures.

 

KEY PEOPLE

 
 

Charlie Kennard - Principal

Charlie is an experienced Principal who is passionate about giving talented young people from all backgrounds the education, opportunities and belief they need to thrive in the creative industries.

Charlie has supported LSA from the outset and joins from our partner school East London Arts and Music (ELAM) which he co-founded in 2014 and led as the Founding Principal.

ELAM was founded in partnership with Universal Music Group and other creative industry organisations, to support young people in the creative industries. It achieved an Outstanding Ofsted report in 2017.

Before ELAM, Charlie was a Director of Teach for Malaysia, based in Kuala Lumpur where he led its strategic development and was also a 2008 Ambassador of the Teach First programme.

 

Sir Nick Williams - Education Adviser

Sir Nick Williams has worked in the education profession since 1977. Most recently Nick was Principal of The BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology where he built the BRIT's reputation as the UK's leading arts educator and proponent of specialist education for 14-19 year olds.

Nick has led the opening of two creative schools, Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) and East London Arts and Music (ELAM), as well as a number of new schools for the Department for Education.

Nick is leading LSA's team designing the creative curriculum and advising on school organisation.

Nick was knighted for his services to education in the 2013 New Year's Honours List.

 

Jane Frazer - Screen Industry Adviser

Jane Frazer has worked around the world as a freelance Line Producer in the production department of films and television since the 1980s. Her many credits include My Beautiful Laundrette, Gosford Park, Atonement, The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Night Manager.

Jane has always worked hard to encourage young people to join the industry and is committed to helping them progress. Jane is delighted to be working alongside LSA’s Founders to achieve the strongest screen industry links for LSA; from curriculum to employment opportunities.

Jane received the Women in Film & Television Project Management Award in 2011 and was part of the production team which won the Production Guild Team of the Year award in 2016.