Caulkin worked in the UK film industry across four decades, starting at the NFFC in the late 1950s.
UK industry veteran Annette Caulkin died on August 6 aged 94.
Caulkin served as script consultant at the National Film Finance Corporation during the tenures of John Terry, Mamoun Hassan and Simon Relph, and later at British Screen, working with producers including David Puttnam, Ismail Merchant and Jeremy Thomas and directors Nicolas Roeg, Ken Loach and Bill Forsyth.
Her career was celebrated by the BFI in 1989 when she received the BFI Career in the Industry award and four years later she was made MBE for services to the film industry.
Producer Colin Vaines described Caulkin as “a one off”: “Annette was just one of the brightest, funniest, cleverest, most unique people I’ve ever met in the industry - or in my life generally. I would never have made the transition from journalist to producer without her unbelieveable kindness, wisdom and insight.”
Caulkin was born in Egypt in 1917 but was orphaned by the First World War. Her husband was killed in active service during World War Two but, according to friend Amanda Schiff, “Annette’s resilience, courage and sense of humour equipped her to overcome these misfortunes” and she went on to have a long and praised career in the UK film industry.
Annette Caulkin is survived by daughter Anne Boston, son Simon Caulkin and grandson George Caulkin.