Paul Brett is an Executive Producer and Partner at Flying Tiger. Over the past 5 years, Flying Tiger’s team has raised over £160m in finance for film and TV through Enterprise Investment Scheme’s, the most recent examples being “A Street Cat named Bob” and “Wolf Hall”. Flying Tiger was born as an offshoot of Prescience with Paul Brett (founder) continuing the same mission, to finance independent films that bring together the best studios, producers and sales agents.
Flying Tiger provides advice to companies, funds and individuals looking to finance equity, tax credit, presales and development across the film and television industries. Previously, Paul served as a co-founder and director of Prescience, an integrated media company that focuses on film and television production and financing. Launched in 2004, it has provided over £300m of film finance for more than 50 independent UK and US productions, including multiple Oscar winner The King’s Speech and last year’s highest grossing Independent film, Chef, where Mr. Brett was Executive Producer.
Recent Prescience TV projects include Wolf Hall, starring Damian Lewis and Mark Rylance and The Dresser starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Sir Ian McKellen.
Paul has worked in the media industry since leaving university 32 years ago. He has worked at Video Arts, (the world’s first audio/visual training company), Catalyst (the world’s first audio-visual publishing company backed by Goldcrest), TEN – The Movie Channel (Britain’s first PAY TV company), Video Collection International, (the world’s first sell through label), Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios and Pathe/Guild. Paul developed and implemented the UK exhibition and distribution strategy over a three year period at the British Film Institute/UK Film Council, leaving to found Prescience with Tim Smith. At the BFI/UKFC, Paul was responsible for the BFI’s relationships with exhibitors throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, including both arthouse and commercial cinemas. Prior to this, he opened the Miramax International office in London as Vice President of European Marketing.
Paul’s film credits number more than two dozen including, in addition to the above, Harry Brown, 360, Easy Virtue, Dorian Gray, sex&drugs&rock&roll, Song for Marion plus the upcoming Madame Bovary and The Hallows. Paul lives in London with his partner Meredith, children Polly and Felix as well as a menagerie of domesticated animals.