At the European Film Awardsceremony on Dec 2 in
"The precious handful of truly creative producers rarely get the creditthey deserve for their contributions to filmmaking," said Screen International's editor in chief
Thomas has been a producerfor more than three decades, working on films including Nagisa Oshima's Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence, JonathanGlazer's Sexy Beast, Phillip Noyce's Rabbit-Proof Fence, David Cronenberg's Naked Lunch, and BernardoBertolucci's The Last Emperor, whichwon nine Oscars. His recent prouctions include Bertolucci's The Dreamers, Richard Linklater's Fast Food Nation, David Mackenzie's Young Adam and Wim Wenders' Don't ComeKnocking.
Thomas made his directorialdebut with 1998's All TheLittle Animals, which stars Christian Bale and John Hurt.
Thomas is currently workingwith Bertolucci on the big-screen adaptation of Ann Patchett's novel Bel Canto, inspired by the hostagecrisis at the Japanese embassy in