The Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) together with the British Academy of Film and Television Arts New York (BAFTA New York) will award the Golden Starfish Award for Lifetime Achievement to Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner, co-chairs of the illustrious British production company Working Title Films. The award will be given at a ceremony during the festival on October 12, which will be introduced by Renée Zellweger, who skyrocketed to fame thanks to Working Title production “Bridget Jones’ Diary.”
“We are incredibly grateful to be receiving this recognition from the Hamptons International Film Festival,” said Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner. “This Festival has always championed films and filmmakers that we admire, so to be included in such an illustrious group is indeed an honor.”
Working Title Films have been behind some of the most successful and acclaimed British films of the last few decades, including “Atonement,” “Billy Elliot” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral.” After Zellweger introduces the award, directors Joe Wright, Edgar Wright and Richard Curtis will join the two producers for an in-depth conversation on working with the production house.