Edward Lowther

Edward Lowther

Encore

Producer in Los Angeles, California

About Edward

PROFESSIONAL BIO OF FILM PRODUCER, EDWARD LOWTHER

SAG Signatory Member
Producers Guild of America Member
Writers Guild of America Signatory

AFM (American Film Market, Los Angeles) MIPCOM (Cannes)
Tribeca Film Center (New York)Festival accreditation member at the Cannes, Venice, Berlin,

Toronto and Sundance International Film Festivals respectively.
Organized and presented numerous film legal, finance and distribution consultation panels at the Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Toronto and Sundance International Film Festivals respectively.

FILM SCHOOLS ATTENDED

American Film Academy (AFI) 1988 - 1992
Los Angeles, California

Lee Strasburg School 1987 - 1989

MINI BIOGRAPHY

Presently now producing an movie slate of THE BLACK YANKEE, AMERICA'S NEW WORLD ORDER, and THE AMERICAN REFUGEE.

Edward Lowther known for his relentless ambition, tenacity to succeed and boldness walked uninvited onto the pre-production set of Steven Spielberg to assist in his movie series, BAND OF BROTHERS in Switzerland during 2000 and 2001. Attended in 1992 his first Cannes Film International Festival in Cannes, France and shook hands with the great German actress, Marlene Dietrich.

Founded his film production company, Encore Films which was in 1994 St. Moritz, Switzerland and presently now located in Santa Barbara. During 1995 as a film student Mr. Lowther proposed a film synopsis to Studio RAI in offices in Rome and Milan for future production of “TITANIC”. One year later STUDIO RAI approached James Cameron and studio executives as the TITANIC became the highest gross making film in Hollywood. During 1996 Mr. Lowther attended the Berlin International Film Festival at the red carpet premiere at front row seating to watch the “THE ENGLISH PATIENT”. Later meeting with film director, Anthony Minghella which months later won (9) Oscar awards for the movie.


1995 – 1998, Radio Monaco in Monaco which sponsors and works closely with the (Cannes International Film Festival) Planned, wrote, edited, produced activities involved with on-air marketing, promotion, and fundraising, including station and program promotion, station ID's, public service announcements, fillers, image spots, underwriting credits, fundraising campaigns, and other related materials of celebrities on air. Developed and implemented strategies for all on-air marketing activities. Wrote, produced, directed and edited cable and radio advertising material. Coordinated and supervised vocal talent in production of audio materials for on-air, radio, and non-broadcasting marketing uses. Coordinated on-air promotional efforts with radio, print and program guide advertising to help have a consistent marketing message on activities and programs being promoted. Researched, planned, developed, and implemented all aspects of station on-air fundraising activities. Oversaw line-producing and training of other line producers; assisted in talent scheduling and training for station pledge drives. Compiled and wrote all informational materials used for live on-air drives, pre-recorded campaigns, and fundraising special event promotions.

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY OF SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

Edward Lowther is highly gifted, creative, businesslike, energetic and enthusiastic Film Producer with over twelve years experience in supervising and coordinating design, live action, visual effects, 3D and editorial projects, as well as assisting in writing outlines, storyboards and scripts; directing the cast and crew, recording audio and video, editing the video and mixing the sound; taking the lead on cutting television Newscast, commercials and theatrical trailers, deciding on posters, billboards, and other marketing material, and negotiating distribution deals with the exhibitors. Experienced professional seeking a position within the entertainment industry where my skills, accomplishments and leadership ability will allow me the opportunity for growth. Demonstrate skills in production, production management and marketing. Highly organized, motivated, detail oriented worker. Exceptional written and oral communication skills. Effective as both a leader and as part of a team. Capable of managing multiple responsibilities & people simultaneously. Experienced executing multiple projects & priorities.

Strong working knowledge of lighting instruments, cameras, microphones, editing equipment and computers. Strong high end client and creative management. Strong ability to multitask, confidence in leading project teams, and work well under pressure. Sound ability to independently manage creative projects in a fast-paced environment. Strong working knowledge of Mac-based production tools including Excel, Word, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Deep understanding of creative production tools including Flame, Smoke, Combustion, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Softimage XSI and Quick Time. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Uncommon skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Remarkable ability to utilize advanced audio and video recording, mastering and editing techniques. Great creative decision-making skills. Excellent ability to plan, organize and coordinate media activities and special events.

Bided, scheduled, organized and managed multiple projects from initial creative development through final delivery. Sent out script to numerous name actors, agencies, management companies, directors, financiers, distributors, other producers, studios, etc., follow up with everyone, and deal with each of their personal artistic or marketing concerns about the story, etc. Managed all project communications (client and internal) while leading production teams. Managed detailed budgets, supervise the budgeting process, approve major expenses and make weekly progress reports to Manager of Finance. Reported to Directors/Partners. Made sure that all the equipment needed for shoots are set. Managed editing, scoring, and marketing and distribution. Recruited and hired the talent who will work on the project. Supervised the creation of films and plays. Performed crisis management.

FILM PRODUCER/DIRECTOR FILMOGRAPHY

African Americans in World War II: Legacy of Patriotism and Valor (2014) (Producer & Executive Producer)

Historical Documentary Movie

Film is completed and will be premiered at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival

Nostradamus Animated Movie Shooting/Editing locations: France and Washington, D.C.

Producer addressed the finances and pitched the animated movie project to the studios and focused on business matters, such as budgets and other film contracts.

Nostradamus (2014) (Producer & Executive Producer) Animated Movie

Film is completed and will be premiered at the 2015 Cannes International Film Festival

Nostradamus Animated Movie Shooting/Editing locations: France and Los Angeles, CA

Producer addressed the finances and pitched the animated movie project to the studios and focused on business matters, such as budgets and other film contracts.

Development (film rights)

During the "discovery stage" the producer has to researched, found and acknowledge promising historical material. Often I retrieve the film rights. The film producer became the right owner by preserving the integrity, voice and vision of the film project. Complied and wore the film hats with a variety of industry demands concerning the screenplay, the film director, the casts or other film concerns.

Pre-production

The producer had written the script. If an existing script is considered flawed, they are able to order a new version and decided to hire a script doctor. The producer was also the film director. In some cases they also have the final word to hire the voiceover talent.

Production
Supervised all parts of their animated movie production. Operated the company which also deals with film distribution. Also voiceover talent and animated movie crew often work at different times and places and certain films even require a second unit. Appointed executive producers, line producers, and unit production managers who represent the main producer's interests.

Post-production

The producer made the final decision on whether sounds or music have to be changed or scenes have to be lopped. Even if the shooting has officially been finished, the producer still demanded that additional scenes be filmed. The film producer demanded Negative test screening to get an alternative film ending. The Producer was in charge of selling the film and arranging distribution rights.

Run Lola Run (1998) (PRODUCER ASSISTANT) (Germany)
Assisted Line Producers in newscast preparation, including coordination of videotapes for playback, videotape editing, preparing preproduction materials, recording and logging video feeds, and news writing at the request and direction of line producers. Assisted Film Producers in sending out script to numerous name actors, agencies, management companies, directors, financiers, distributors, other producers, studios, etc., and following up with everyone. Assisted Film Producers in shooting, promotion and marketing of films.

Hugo Pool (1997) (PRODUCER ASSISTANT) (USA)
Advised and coordinated development of screenplay with screenwriter. · Charged with raising primary financing. · Developed preliminary production schedule and budget. · Hired key crew members, set up & initiated production accounts. · Orchestrated post production schedule. · Negotiated and hired post production crew members. · Developed film festival schedule and marketing materials. · Managed total production budget. · Researched and coordinated travel bookings with key crew members.
Organized and managed film from pre to post production. · Managed all aspects of production: created budget, arranged and secured financing, schedule, organized casting calls, organized all props and costumes, organized catering, hired and negotiated all key crew members, completed film festival schedule/delivery under budget, secured all equipment and locations, completed marketing materials, and managed website and press release writing and distribution.

Boomerang (1992) (PRODUCER ASSISTANT) (USA)
Assist in raising finance from independent investors. · Organized and managed movie from pre to post production. · Managed all aspects of production. · Created budget, schedule, organized casting calls, catering, negotiated with equipment vendors and secured equipment, location scout & secured locations.· Hired and negotiated production and post crew; created movie Website and marketing materials, handled press release writing & distribution.· Completed project on time and under budget.

Marketed film and music video Websites and worked within a monthly marketing budget. · Developed Web, e-mail, and search engine marketing & strategies; Implemented, and executed search engine strategies; Coordinated link exchanges with online partners.· Analyzed web data and compiled reporting of trends. · Wrote, budgeted, and distributed all press releases.

PERSONAL QUOTES

There will always be multi-talented ones who wear many hats, who've been there and done that. But you'd be hard pressed to hear anyone sing the praises of the guy who actually has to go find all those hats… right size, right color, right style, under budget and on schedule. Edward Lowther has cut his teeth in the film industry as that guy. From producing to production management and promotion & marketing; he brings experience in both the business and technical aspects of the entertainment industry to the table. It’s one thing to have vision, but quite another to have foresight. A great idea goes nowhere without someone who knows exactly what it takes to bring it to life onscreen. James possesses a unique ability to combine his business sense with a professionalism and efficiency derived from experience producing & marketing. All the vital components are in place on time, the shoot goes smoothly, problems are averted before they arise.

One can notice 2 separate resumes in your hands: Edward the producer, and Edward the marketing guru. Mr. Lowther has managed to meld these two distinct skills into one cohesive whole. His unique business and technical skill set allows him to see beyond the finished cut and find solid markets for distribution of his work, above and beyond the traditional outlets. That means the commitment to a project doesn’t end when shooting wraps. Mr. Lowther is just getting warmed up on the the marketing materials, the next global movie impact.


Name: Edward Lowther

Lives in: Los Angeles, California

Company: Encore

Occupation: Producer

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