In this innovative event Jeremy Thomas speaks to Mark Cousins about his influences and inspirations.

Many film producers make money, some even win Oscars, but few make great art. Jeremy Thomas has done the lot.

Oscar-winning producer Jeremy Thomas has worked on some of the worlds finest independent films. His CV covers an extraordinary range of distinctive films from The Last Emperor (Bernardo Bertolucci) and Bad Timing (Nic Roeg), through to the recent High Rise (Ben Wheatley) and A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg). He has worked with directors who read like a ‘Who’s Who’ of world cinema, including Nagisa Oshima, Bernardo Bertolucci, Terry Gilliam, Takashi Miike and Stephen Frears amongst others.

He has helped develop the career of first-time feature filmmakers such as Jonathan Glazer with Sexy Beast and David Mackenzie with Young Adam, and with his Recorded Picture Company he has achieved that most remarkable feat in the film business: longevity and integrity.