Magazine article Variety

Puttnam Heads the Apsa All-Star Jury

Magazine article Variety

Puttnam Heads the Apsa All-Star Jury

Article excerpt

Oscar-winning producer and former studio chief David Puttnam, arguably the biggest name at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, will head the Jury of Juries for the organization's 10th anniversary. The U.K. Parliament member has strong ties to Asia via his film work and in his role as a trade envoy for the British government.

It will also be his second stint on the APSA's jury - he served as president for the 2010 jury, which bestowed best feature honors on "Aftershock." This year, the APSA brought back a group of former jury presidents for the jury, with Puttnam in top role.

While his name is synonymous with the very British Oscar winner "Chariots of Fire" (1981), which scooped up four golden statuettes including best picture, Puttnam produced several films set in the region. These include Marcel Ophüls'"The Memory of Justice" (1976), about war crimes in Vietnam and during World War II, and Alan Parker's "Midnight Express" (1978), which was set in Turkey. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.