Magazine article Screen International

Philm Company Co-Founder Wins UKTI Prize

Magazine article Screen International

Philm Company Co-Founder Wins UKTI Prize

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UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has announced the winner of a competition aimed at giving the UK's finest creative talent access to Hollywood heavyweights.

Alexandra Bentley, who co-founded the Philm Company, won an all-expenses paid visit to the US in the Talent Goes to Hollywood competition 2015 with her spec trailer for the new film she is producing, Baptism.

The action thriller, about a hostage crisis on the London Underground, is based on a novel by Max Kinnings and will be directed by Phil Hawkins.

The visit to the US will see her attend the Britannia Awards in Los Angeles at the end of this month and be connected to leading industry figures.

UKTI staffwill also arrange for one-to-one meetings and mentoring sessions to help Bentley get the most out of her visit.

The judges included Ian Livingstone, the former head of Eidos, Andy Weltman from Pinewood Studios, and Kevin de la Noy, from Universal/Paramount Pictures. …

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