4th September 2006
UNIVERSITY TO HONOUR COUNTY-BORN OSCAR WINNER
film producer Barry Spikings will return to his home county from
career has taken him from promoting rock festivals in Bardney to running
multi-million pound film studios in
1939, Barry Spikings chose journalism as a career on leaving
During his time on that publication he won a Golden Ear award with a 15-minute film which he produced and directed himself.
He then moved into the entertainment world, promoting pop
festivals in the
He joined EMI when it took over British Lion and in 1978 he won an Oscar when he produced ‘The Deer Hunter’ which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
‘The Deer Hunter’ was voted one of the best 100 films of all time by the American Film Institute in 1999.
Barry Spikings became Chairman and Chief Executive of the EMI Film and Theatre Corporation and he has also been Chairman of Elstree Studios and Chairman and Chief Executive of Thorn EMI Films Worldwide.
He is now a
partner in Spikings Entertainment, an international film production and distribution company, and lives in
receive his honorary Doctorate of Arts from the
For more information contact:
Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager
01522 886042 07843 658943 email@example.com
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