Bringing years of marketing, business affairs and development experience with him, Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated producer, Tim Halkin, joined Rola Bauer as a Partner in TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS in November 1999.
Prior to TANDEM, Halkin worked for the German television network, ProSieben. First hired as Managing Director for their video arm, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of the International Fiction division in January 1998. In this position, he played a key role in setting up businesses in international theatrical co-productions, ran the Animation Department and was Deputy for the entire division.
Prior to his work in television, Halkin headed up marketing for Buena Vista Home Entertainment Germany - a company he helped set up. During his 7-year tenure at Buena Vista, he set up operations in both Switzerland and Austria.
New York born, Halkin came to Germany in 1983 and studied at the Ludwig-Maximillians University in Munich prior to taking over all marketing activities for Walt Disney at one of their licensees, EuroVideo.
In America, he studied at Fordham University in New York and worked in the area of theatre stage and production management for renowned theatre institutions such as Ellen Stuart's La Mama and the Chelsea Theatre Center prior to working in marketing for the Metropolitan Opera, where he set up and run a direct marketing department.
Liza Marshall is Head of Film and Television for Scott Free London. In 2010, she produced the award winning and innovative feature film Life in a Day. Directed by Kevin Macdonald, and made in collaboration with Youtube, the film was selected for a wide range of film festivals, including Sundance, Berlin, SXSW and has been released theatrically in numerous territories. She is currently producing a follow up project Britain in a Day.
Liza was previously Head of Drama at Channel 4 and her impressive list of multi award-winning credits include the Red Riding Trilogy, adapted by Tony Grisoni from the novels by David Peace, and directed by Julian Jarrald, James Marsh and Anand Tucker. Boy A, directed by John Crowley, The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall directed by Rowan Joffe, Endgame directed by Pete Travis, The Unloved directed by Samantha Morton, The Mark of Cain directed by Marc Munden, Death of a President written and directed by Gabriel Range, Poppy Shakespeare directed by Ben Ross, Secret Life written and directed by Rowan Joffe, Fallout directed by Ian Rickson, Clapham Junction directed by Adrian Shergold, Celebration directed by John Crowley and Mo directed by Philip Martin.
Mini series and series credits include The Devil's Whore directed by Marc Munden, Britz written and directed by Peter Kosminsky, Low Winter Sun directed by Adrian Shergold, Misfits directed by Tom Green and Tom Harper, This Is England ‘86 directed by Shane Meadows, The Promise written and directed by Peter Kosminsky and Any Human Heart directed by Michael Samuels.
Liza began her producing career at the BBC where she produced the multi award winning serial The Long Firm, starring Mark Strong, The Sins, Fields of Gold, Eroica, Derailed and others.
Renowned Academy Award®-nominated director Ridley Scott has been honoured with Academy Award® nominations for Best Director for his work on Black Hawk Down, Gladiator, and Thelma & Louise. All three films also earned him DGA Award nominations. Scott is currently in production on Prometheus starring Michael Fassbender and Charlize Theron.
Scott has garnered multiple nominations over his illustrious career. In addition to his Academy Award® and DGA nominations, he also earned a Golden Globe® nomination for Best Director for American Gangster, starring Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. As he also served as a producer on the true-life drama, Scott received a BAFTA nomination for Best Film. Scott also received Golden Globe® and BAFTA nominations for Best Director for his epic Gladiator. The film won the Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and BAFTA awards for Best Picture.
In 1977, Scott made his feature film directorial debut with The Duellists, for which he won the Best First Film Award at the Cannes Film Festival. He followed with the blockbuster science-fiction thriller Alien, which catapulted Sigourney Weaver to stardom and launched a successful franchise. In 1982, Scott directed the landmark film Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford. Considered a science-fiction classic, the futuristic thriller was added to the U.S. Library of Congress’ National Film Registry in 1993, and a director’s cut of Blade Runner was released to renewed acclaim in 1993 and again in 2007.
Scott’s additional film directing credits include Legend, starring Tom Cruise; Someone to Watch Over Me; Black Rain, starring Michael Douglas and Andy Garcia; 1492: Conquest of Paradise; White Squall, starring Jeff Bridges; G.I. Jane, starring Demi Moore and Viggo Mortensen; Hannibal, starring Anthony Hopkins and Julianne Moore; Body of Lies, starring Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio; A Good Year, starring Russell Crowe and Albert Finney; the epic Kingdom of Heaven, with Orlando Bloom and Jeremy Irons; and Matchstick Men, starring Nicolas Cage and Sam Rockwell. Scott’s latest directorial effort was the hit version of the timeless tale of Robin Hood marking his fifth collaboration with star Russell Crowe, also starring Cate Blanchett.
Ridley and his brother Tony formed commercial and advertising production company RSA in 1967. RSA has an established reputation for creating innovating and groundbreaking commercials for some of the world's most recognized corporate brands. In 1995, Ridley and Tony formed the film and television production company Scott Free. With offices in Los Angeles and London, the Scott’s have produced such films as In Her Shoes, The A-Team, Cyrus and the Academy Award®-nominated The Assassination of Jesse James. They also executive produced the Emmy®, Peabody, and Golden Globe® winning hit TV show The Good Wife for CBS, as well as the hit long-running series, Numbers, which ran for six seasons also on CBS. In addition, Ridley and Tony also served as executive producers on the company’s long-form projects including the Starz miniseries The Pillars of The Earth; the A&E miniseries The Andromeda Strain, based on the book by Michael Crichton; the TNT miniseries The Company; and the award-winning HBO movies RKO 281, The Gathering Storm, and Into the Storm.
In 2003, Scott was awarded a knighthood from the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his contributions to the arts.
Legendary director Tony Scott consistently creates landmark films, establishing him as one of the most reliable and stylish filmmakers in the industry. With a keen eye for blending material and talent, Scott has secured his place in the group of billion dollar-grossing directors. Scott is currently in pre-production on Hell’s Angels, based on the story of the infamous biker gang.
Recently, Scott directed the box office hit Unstoppable, marking his fifth collaboration with Denzel Washington. Previously the two worked together on The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, Man on Fire, the acclaimed Crimson Tide, and Déjà Vu – which also marked Scott’s sixth collaboration with producer Jerry Bruckheimer.
Scott’s first collaboration with Bruckheimer was the mega-blockbuster classic, Top Gun, which Scott directed starring Tom Cruise. The next year, Scott directed Beverly Hills Cop II, starring Eddie Murphy, followed by Days Of Thunder (1990), reuniting Scott with Tom Cruise and Robert Duvall. Scott solidified his place as one of Hollywood's top directors with the critically acclaimed True Romance (1993), starring Christian Slater, Roseanna Arquette and Christopher Walken, with a script by Quentin Tarantino. Scott also released one of the biggest hits of 1998 – reuniting him with Jerry Bruckheimer and Gene Hackman in Enemy of the State, starring Will Smith.
Scott made his feature debut in 1983 with the modern vampire story The Hunger, starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. Scott’s other film credits include: Revenge (1988), with Kevin Costner and Anthony Quinn; The Last Boy Scout (1991), with Bruce Willis; The Fan (1996), starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes; Spy Game (2001) starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt; and Domino (2005) starring Keira Knightley as real life bounty hunter Domino Harvey.
Born in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England, Scott attended the Sunderland Art School, where he received a fine arts degree in painting. While completing a yearlong post-graduate study at Leeds College, he developed an interest in cinematography and made One of the Missing, a half hour film financed by the British Film Institute and based on an Ambrose Bierce short story. He then went on to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree at the Royal College of Arts, completing another film for the British Film Institute, Loving Memory, from an original script financed by Albert Finney.
In 1967, Scott partnered with his brother Ridley to form the London-based commercial production company, RSA. Over the next decade, Scott created some of the world’s most entertaining and memorable commercials, honing his film vocabulary and picking up every major honor in the field, including: a number of Clio awards, several Silver and Gold Lion Awards from the Cannes International Television/Cinema Commercials Festival, and London’s prestigious Designers & Art Directors Award. While working as a commercial director, Scott also made three movies for television: two documentaries and a one-hour special entitled “Author of Beltraffio” from the story by Henry James. In 2002, under the RSA banner, Scott produced a series of stylish short film adver-tainments for automaker BMW starring Clive Owen. Scott himself directed one of these shorts entitled Beat The Devil that featured Owen, James Brown and Gary Oldman.
In 1995, the two brothers went on to form the film and television production company Scott Free. With offices in Los Angeles and London, the Scott’s have produced such films as In Her Shoes, The A-Team, Cyrus and the Academy Award-nominated The Assassination of Jesse James. They also executive produced the Emmy®, Peabody, and Golden Globe® winning hit TV show The Good Wife for CBS, as well as the hit long-running series, Numbers, which ran for six seasons also on CBS. In addition, Ridley and Tony also served as executive producers on the company’s long-form projects including the Starz miniseries The Pillars of The Earth; the A&E miniseries The Andromeda Strain, based on the book by Michael Crichton; the TNT miniseries The Company; and the award-winning HBO movies RKO 281, The Gathering Storm, and Into the Storm.
Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated producer, Rola Bauer, began her career in the entertainment industry working on film sets as an assistant director of feature films and television productions. Bauer now owns and runs, together with her three partners, TANDEM COMMUNICATIONS, a vertically-integrated, television production and worldwide distribution company, based in Munich, Germany.
Bauer has accrued over 25 years of experience in the fields of production, sales, and marketing. Prior to founding TANDEM in 1999, Bauer was hired in 1996 by ProSieben, one of Germany’s first-tier broadcasters, to become Executive Vice President of International Fiction. At ProSieben she was responsible for setting up a new division in international theatrical and television co-productions, as well as running the departments of international series, animation and documentary. Collectively these areas comprised approximately two thirds of the network's slots.
Before joining ProSieben, Bauer was the Paris-based President of Alliance International Television. In this position she was responsible for international co-productions, sales and marketing worldwide of Alliance's growing slate of television productions. In her previous position as Vice President of Television Sales for Alliance International, she played a key role in the launching and building of this subsidiary.
Bauer holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours degree in film and television from York University Toronto, Canada.
Golden Globe® nominated producer Jonas Bauer joined forces with Tandem Communications in August 2004 as an affiliated producer and sales agent, and was named partner in October 2007.
Bauer played a key role in securing the international rights for Ridley Scott's miniseries The Company, as well as the miniseries The Hades Factor based on Robert Ludlum's best-selling novel. Since then, he has been overseeing several development projects, as well as acquiring international rights. Jonas Bauer is also responsible for TANDEM's sales in Italy and Spain.
Prior to TANDEM, Bauer was Head of International Production at the DeAngelis Group in Rome, responsible for international financing, production and distribution. In this capacity, he put together financing for over a dozen projects and produced, amongst others, the miniseries Julius Caesar for TNT and ARD.
Before entering the television industry, Jonas Bauer was a management consultant for several years at Bossard Consultants in Munich. In 1995 he started working for ProSieben in advertising sales and subsequently joined the Kirch Group as assistant to Jan Mojto, with a focus on English-language co-productions.
Bauer holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history and literature from Princeton University. Jonas Bauer speaks four languages fluently.
Adrian Hodges is the BAFTA winning writer of Charles II – The Power and the Passion (also known as The Last King).
Amongst his numerous credits are David Copperfield (BBC/Masterpiece Theatre), Lorna Doone (BBC/WGGB), Amongst Women (BBC/RTE) which won the Grand Prix at the BANFF International TV festival and The Jump (ITV).
He co-created and was lead writer on Primeval (ITV/BBC America) for five seasons, and also created and wrote two seasons of Survivors (BBC/BBC America). He is currently working on a new version of the family classic Peter Pan for the BBC.
Amongst his film credits are The Bridge (C4), Tom and Viv (Co-Scr) and Metroland. His most recent film is My Week With Marilyn, which stars Michelle Wiliams and Kenneth Branagh.