Lord David Puttnam Wins RAAM’s 2011 International Award

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Sun, 11/21/2010 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Lord David Puttnam award-winning producer and president of the UK Film Distributors’ Association has been chosen to receive RAAM 2011 International Award. The award recognizes an individual or individuals whose body of work in the film industry celebrates significant international achievements and contributions to the British cinema industry. 
 Roger Pollock international executive vice president Paramount Pictures and RAAM advisory board member says “David Puttnam spent thirty years as an independent film producer.  His many award-winning films include The Mission the Killing Fields Local Hero Chariots of Fire Midnight Express Bugsy Malone and the Memphis Belle. He retired from film production in 1998 and he now focuses on his work in education and the environment.  Most recently he was made president of the FDA. David was awarded a CBE in 1982 received a Knighthood in 1995 and was appointed to the House of Lords in 1997. In France he has been honored as a Chevalier Officer and most recently Commander of Arts and Letters. In the opinion of the Board he was the natural choice to receive the RAAM International award in 2011.”
 Last year’s recipient was Danny Boyle and previous recipients include Lord Attenborough Michael Wilson Barbara Broccoli Peter Bart Millard Ochs and Andrew Cripps.
  Tim Richards CEO of Vue Entertainment and long serving member of the RAAM advisory board says “On the back of another record year for the UK and Irish cinema industry the 2011 awards will once again celebrate an exciting year in the UK and Irish cinema business. Despite the current industry challenges 2010 has been another positive year for cinema in the UK and Ireland. We have a lot to celebrate as a result of great movie experiences which has led to one of the highest attendances in the past 40 years. UK box office is on course to once again exceed £1billion in ticket sales this year.”
 The RAAM Awards will be presented in London in February 2011. RAAM Awards www.raamawards.com