Zurich: Working Title's Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner to Get Career Achievement Award
The company's "Rush," from director Ron Howard, will open the Swiss festival, which will also screen a retrospective of the company's films.
BERLIN – Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner of U.K. production giant Working Title Films will receive this year’s career achievement award, the Golden Eye, at the 9th Zurich International Film Festival.
Since Bevan and Fellner founded their London-based outfit in 1992, Working Title has had much success, with more than 100 productions generating some $6 billion worldwide and more than 250 Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.
Bevan will attend Zurich to accept the honor on Oct. 2 following the festival screening of Richard Curtis' About Time, which Working Title produced.
Working Title's latest, the Ron Howard-directed racing drama Rush, will open the Zurich festival on Sept. 26.
The Swiss fest also will screen a retrospective of Working Title productions through the years, from Stephen Frears' My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) and Mike Newell’s Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) to Atonement (2007), from director Joe Wright, and Asif Kapadia's BAFTA Award-winning documentary Senna (2010).
Arguably Working Title's most productive relationship has been with Joel and Ethan Coen. Zurich will honor their long-running cooperation by screening three Coen brothers films: Fargo (1996), The Big Lebowski (1998) and A Serious Man (2009).