“Warner Bros: An Illustrated History”
by Visiting Professor Eric Hartley Senat, Film Producer and former Senior Vice-President of Warner Brothers
Wednesday 22nd February 2017
3-8.30pm in Stephen Langton Building Lecture Theatre
PART 1: 3-5.30pm – from the early years to the 1950s
PART 2: 6-8.30pm – from the 1950s to the present day
A film industry veteran, Rick was a Senior Business Affairs Executive for Warner Bros for 25 years. He has worked with many prominent filmmakers and is associated with several important films including the Harry Potter franchise, Greystoke, Batman and Superman. He has advised productions such as Harry Potter And The Prisoner of Azkaban, Troy, Alfie, Sahara, Batman Begins, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Corpse Bride, Nanny McPhee, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Doom, Derailed, Kinky Boots and other well-known movies.
A graduate of University College, London he is a qualified solicitor and a Visiting Professor at the University of Lincoln. He has served as Vice Chair of the British Film Institute, sits on various boards and for several years was a Director of the legendary and recently revived British Film Company Hammer Productions.
Rick is a Director of Cineworld Group plc, one of the largest theatre operators in the UK and Europe and is Chairman of the London Film Museum, in Covent Garden. He has recently been appointed chairman of Mad Dog Casting Ltd, an extras agency specialising in film, TV and commercials.
In 2015 he was Executive Producer of A Casual Vacancy a TV series co-produced by the BBC and HBO, and was an Executive Producer of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for Warner Bros released late 2016. Both productions are based on the latest books by JK Rowling who is also a credited as a producer.