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This profile was last updated on 7/27/14  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

David M. Thompson

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Origin Pictures
23 Denmark Street
London WC2H 8NH
United Kingdom

Company Description: Origin Pictures is an independent production company making bold and ambitious drama for both film and television. As well as working with established voices, we...   more

Employment History

  • Chief
    Origin Pictures
  • Producer
    Origin Pictures
  • Sales Manager
  • Head
  • Recruitment Consultant
  • Software Engineer
    e2 media
  • Sponsorship Manager
    IIR Conferences Division
  • Managing Director
  • Welder Contractor
  • Branch Administration
  • Game Designer and Writer
    AIR Steampunk Graduate Researcher / Tutor

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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Origin Pictures - About, 27 July 2014 [cached]
The company was launched in 2008 by David Thompson, having run BBC Films for over a decade.
David Thompson
David Thompson, former head of BBC Films, has been the recipient of multiple awards, including three BAFTAs, two Golden Globes, and three Emmys. He has produced/executive produced over 100 films.
Over his career, Thompson made a special contribution to introducing the work of new directors such as Pawel Pawlikowski, Lynne Ramsay, Andrea Arnold, Saul Dibb, Dominic Savage, Sarah Gavron, Francesca Joseph, Justin Chadwick and Nick Murphy.
Since then Alex spent time at BBC Films before joining Origin as assistant to David Thompson.
Origin Pictures :: News, 30 May 2014 [cached]
The film will be produced by David Thompson for Origin Pictures and by Kris Thykier, executive produced by Harvey and Bob Weinstein for The Weinstein Company, and BBC Films' Christine Langan.
David Thompson and Ed Rubin from Origin Pictures say: "We are so thrilled to be making a new version of Laurie Lee's timeless classic that has been adapted so masterfully by Ben Vanstone and will be brought to life by the brilliant Philippa Lowthorpe.
Endemol Pacts with David Thompson's Origin Pictures - Variety
LONDON - Endemol has inked an exclusive first-look development and distribution pact with drama producer Origin Pictures, which is led by former BBC Films topper David Thompson. The three-year deal will see Endemol provide development funding in return for exclusive first-look distribution rights on Origin television titles.
Endemol has an existing relationship with Origin, with Endemol Worldwide Distribution handling the distribution rights for the miniseries "Death Comes to Pemberley," which launched at Mipcom 2013.
Origin was launched in 2008 by Thompson, who ran BBC Films for over a decade.
Thompson commented: "Endemol is such a dynamic company with a great track record, and we have very much enjoyed getting to know Cathy and her team.
Headed by former BBC Films boss David Thompson, the business is currently producing The Weinsten Company and BBC Films-backed feature Woman in Gold, set to star Helen Mirren.
Thompson commented: "Ed and Claire are two of the most talented executives in the industry.
Producers are David Thompson ( Mandela) and Laura Hastings-Smith (Hunger).
Produced by David Thompson's Origin Pictures and BBC Films, the drama is a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story set against the backdrop of the French Revolution.
Producers are David Thompson, Ed Rubin and Four Lions producer Derrin Schlesinger with Matthews' Minnow Films on board as co-producer.
Origin head David Thompson will be discussing the project with potential investors at the Hong Kong Film Mart later this month. Thompson previously told Screen: "The film has shades of Billy Elliot, which I was involved in commissioning.
Screenwriters Festival, 10 April 2014 [cached]
David Thompson Producer Origin Pictures
Dave Thompson is the ..., 11 Feb 2013 [cached]
Dave Thompson is the Managing Director of Blue Spark Design Limited which is based on Foxhills Industrial Estate in Scunthorpe . The newly launched company provides specialist welding and fabrication services to companies throughout the UK. Dave applied for £6,000 of funding which has helped him to create two new jobs as well as invest in key equipment he needed to really get the business going. Dave's funding was made up of a £5,000 loan and a £1,000 discretional grant.
Dave says that without the funding from The Kickstart Fund his business growth plans would have been stifled: "Getting the funding has been just fantastic.
One to One Children's Fund | Who We Are | Development Board, 17 July 2014 [cached]
David Thompson
David is an independent film and television producer. He was the founding head of BBC Films, which he ran for over a decade. In 2008 he founded Origin Pictures, an independent production company making bold and ambitious drama for film and television. David has been involved with One to One Children's Fund for a number of years and he is currently working with us to improve the representation of our work in film, as well as being an active member of the Development Board.
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