Comment on: Why the UK is missing out on co-production
A good piece by Simon and since, over the years, I have brought £25 million into the UK as a direct result of Franco-British co-productions, I am anxious to support any scheme that can improve our UK producers. As the UK representative at Eurimages between 1994-1996 I was able to obtain serious financial funding for a number of British co-productions and the sums we raised were in excess of the subscription paid by our Government. I and many members of PACT's Film Policy group have argued the case for re-joining Eurimages. In her response to my letter to Amanda Neville, the reason for not re-joining was "that membership would not represent a significant benefit for the UK". In my opinion, this is not true. Timothy Burrill.
Comment on: Tributes paid to producer Tim Hampton
Tim was a real professional who had learnt the business from the ground floor. He had the ability and sense to keep his crews happy and working hard and he was not afraid of being on the set checking how things were going. He will be missed and I am very sad to learn of his death. My real sympathies to his family. Timothy Burrill
I was the Unit Manager on "On the Fiddle". Check out the amazing cast on ImdB! Ah me, Happy Days. Timothy Burrill
Comment on: Annette Caulkin MBE dies aged 94
A very special lady who I first met when she worked for John Terry. I cannot believe that anyone could say anything uncomplimentary about her as she gave out such good advice and was kindness personified.
Congratulations must go to the producer, Thomas Langman. Without his skill, determination and Herculean efforts, this film would never have been made. Often, it seems, film critics and the press fail to acknowledge his achievement.