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A former investment banker, Uberto Pasolini entered the film industry in the international marketing and distribution departments of 20th Century Fox before joining David Puttnam's Enigma Films in the early 1980s. His first work for Puttnam was serving as a location scout on such films as Roland Joffe's "The Killing Fields" (1984), "The Frog Prince" (1985) and Joffe's "The Mission" (1986). When Puttnam was appointed as head of Columbia Pictures, Pasolini moved to L.A. and served as vice president of production, overseeing David Mamet's "Things Change" and Emir Kusturica's "Time of the Gypsies" (both 1988). He rejoined Enigma in London in 1988 and served as an associate producer on "Meeting Venus" (1991) and was one of the producers of the British telefilm "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia" (also 1991; aired in USA in 1992), which starred Ralph Fiennes.By this time, Pasolini had left Enigma to form his own company Redwave Films (UK) Ltd. He spent two years as a consultant to Columbia in London. Working with writer David Epstein, he helped to develop "Palookaville" (1995), which marked the feature directorial debut of Alan Taylor. A gentle comic look at a trio of bungling thieves in New Jersey,...

A former investment banker, Uberto Pasolini entered the film industry in the international marketing and distribution departments of 20th Century Fox before joining David Puttnam's Enigma Films in the early 1980s. His first work for Puttnam was serving as a location scout on such films as Roland Joffe's "The Killing Fields" (1984), "The Frog Prince" (1985) and Joffe's "The Mission" (1986). When Puttnam was appointed as head of Columbia Pictures, Pasolini moved to L.A. and served as vice president of production, overseeing David Mamet's "Things Change" and Emir Kusturica's "Time of the Gypsies" (both 1988). He rejoined Enigma in London in 1988 and served as an associate producer on "Meeting Venus" (1991) and was one of the producers of the British telefilm "A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia" (also 1991; aired in USA in 1992), which starred Ralph Fiennes.

By this time, Pasolini had left Enigma to form his own company Redwave Films (UK) Ltd. He spent two years as a consultant to Columbia in London. Working with writer David Epstein, he helped to develop "Palookaville" (1995), which marked the feature directorial debut of Alan Taylor. A gentle comic look at a trio of bungling thieves in New Jersey, "Palookaville" earned numerous festival prizes but failed to find an audience in its limited release in 1996. Pasolini stuck pay dirt with "The Full Monty" (1997), which went on to become the top grossing British film. This comic look at unemployed steelworkers who turn to stripping and promise to remove all their clothing--the full monty--became the sleeper hit of the year and earned two awards at the European Film Academy Awards.

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  Machan (2008)

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Moved to London, England to study
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Worked for three years as an investment banker in London
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Began film career in the international marketing and distribution departments at 20th Century Fox
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Joined David Puttnam's Enigma Productions
1984:
Was an assistant to director Roland Joffe on "The Killing Fields"
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Worked as a location scout for Joffe on "The Mission" (1986)
1986:
Served as a location scout for the CBS miniseries "If Tomorrow Comes"
1986:
Named creative executive and vice president of production at Columbia Pictures when David Puttnam was appointed as chair
1988:
Re-joined Enigma Productions
1991:
Served as an associate producer of "Meeting Venus"
1991:
Co-produced the British TV special "A Dangeroud Man: Lawrence After Arabia", starring Ralph Fiennes (shown in the USA on PBS' "Great Performances" in 1992)
1993:
Formed Redwave Films; served as president
1995:
Was a producer on Alan Taylor's feature debut, "Palookaville"
1997:
Had international hit as producer with "The Full Monty"; film earned four Oscar nominations including Best Picture
1998:
Signed to a multiyear production deal by Fox Searchlight
2000:
Produced "The Closer You Get"
2001:
Served as producer of "The Emperor's New Clothes", a historical fantasy about Napoleon; screened at Locarno Film Festival
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Education

London School of Economics: -

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wife:
Rachel Portman. Composer. Married in 1995; became first woman to win the Best Music Score Academy Award (for "Emma") in 1996.

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uncle:
Luchino Visconti. Director.
daughter:
Anna Pasolini. Born in 1995.

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