2013 Press Releases
Puttnam delivers film studies lecture
Lord David Puttnam delivered his final lecture on the module 'Seminar in Film Studies' for 2013/2014 recently to members of the Film and Screen Media group and UCC staff.
Lord David Puttnam is Adjunct Professor of Film Studies and Digital Humanities at UCC. He spent thirty years as an independent producer of award-winning films including The Mission, The Killing Fields, Local Hero, Chariots of Fire, Midnight Express, Bugsy Malone and Memphis Belle. His films have won ten Oscars, 25 BAFTAs and the Palme D'Or at Cannes. From 1994 to 2004 he was Vice President and Chair of Trustees at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA) and was awarded a BAFTA Fellowship in 2006.
Lord Puttnam retired from film production in 1998 to focus on his work in public policy as it relates to education, the environment, and the 'creative and communications' industries.