How to Lose Friends & Alienate People


1h 49m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Sidney Young is a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion, Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars.

Film Details

Also Known As
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Aramid Entertainment; Armani; Arri Group; Audley Films; Bellwood Media; Deluxe, London; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Forensic Films; Freud Communications; Global Music Service; Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP; Hagi Film I Video Sp. Z O.O.; Hothouse Music; Intandem Media Group; Intandem Media Group; Irish Film Board; Kevin O'Shea; Kodak; Lee & Thompson; Lipsync Creative; Lipsync Post; Mad Dog Casting; Mikado Film; Mobile Mouthful; Number 9 Films; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Ozen Film; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Shipleys; Sound 24; Sync Or Swim; Technicolor; U.K. Film Council; Özen Film
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Calif; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Corazón Films; Equinoxe Films; Gulf Film, Llc; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lotte Entertainment; Luxor Entertainment (Russia); MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; MediaPro Pictures; Mediapro; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Myndform; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); RCV Distribution; Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Tatra Film; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures International; Village Roadshow Greece; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Bros. Spain; Warner Sogefilms; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
United Kingdom; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Synopsis

Sidney Young is a smalltime, bumbling, British celebrity journalist who is hired by an upscale magazine in New York City. In spectacular fashion, Sidney enters high society and burns bridges with bosses, peers and superstars.

Crew

Jason Acevedo

Craft Service

Hugo Adams

Foley Editor

Niv Adiri

Sound Effects Editor

Philip Alberga

Transportation

Peter Allburn

Scenic Artist

Brian Allen

Production Assistant

Lucy Allen

Stunt Double

Rico O. Alston

Video Assist/Playback

Peter Anders

Caterer

Aaron Anderson

Executive

Dave Anderson

Generator Operator

Ethan Anderson

Assistant Director

Robert M Andres

Key Grip

Hannah Andrews

Stand-In

Hannah Andrews

Office Runner

Susan Chika Anisiobi

Accounting Assistant

Michael Anzalone

Costume Supervisor

Mauricio Apablaza

Caterer

David Arnold

Music

Howard Atherton

Director Of Photography

Howard Atherton

Dp/Cinematographer

Nick Atkinson

Executive

Justine Baddeley

Casting

Hanly Banks

Assistant

Russell Barnes

Art Department Coordinator

Liat Baruch

Assistant

John Beard

Production Designer

Orin Beaton

Boom Operator

Dominic Beattie

Caterer

Huston Beaumont

Key Grip

James Bednark

Production Secretary

Dani Beirnat

Stunt Double

Bruce Bell

Medic

Julia Bembenek

Liaison

Chris Bentley

Film Lab

Justin Bischoff

Production Assistant

Debra Blake

Medic

Mary Blanchard

Scenic Artist

Arthur Blum

Dolly Grip

Steve Bohan

Construction Manager

Hugo Bonilla

Electrician

Frank Bonsangue

Transportation

Philip James Booth

Stand-In

Philip James Booth

Office Runner

Laurie Borg

Coproducer

Linda Bowen

Assistant

Harry Bower

Transportation

Denise Bridgeman

Manager

Jason Brignola

Assistant Camera

Conrad V Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Andrew Brown

Executive

Dan Brown

Facilities Supervisor

Danny Brown

Facilities Supervisor

Kerry Brown

Photography

Sam Tatton Brown

Legal Services

Linden Brownbill

Sound Department

Tim Browning

Assistant Art Director

Sue Bruce-smith

Development Executive

Kathy Brumby

Transportation Captain

Daniel Bryant

Swing Gang

Keith Bryant

Dailies

Brian Buck

Transportation

Tony Burns

Electrician

Alberto Buron

Film Lab

Mark Burton

Assistant Editor

Mark Burton

Photography

Jeff Butcher

Property Master

Katherine Butler

Development Executive

Edward J Buzzo

Transportation

Sally Caplan

Executive

Jorge Carangui

Caterer

Tristan Carlisle-kitz

Propman

James A Casey

Grip

Jackie Castelli

Art Department

Peter Cavaciuti

Camera Operator

Peter Cavaciuti

Steadicam Operator

Nick Cervonaro

Music Engineer

Raymond Chan

Art Director

Neil Chaplin

Production Accountant

James Charleston

Other

Juliette Cheveley

Stunts

John Chimel

Security

Maya Choldin

Assistant Director

Nick Chopping

Stunt Double

Wailoon Chung

Electrician

Jason Cipolla

Transportation

James Clarke

Film Lab

James Clarke

Film Lab

Peter Clarke

Music Editor

Tony Clarkson

Location Manager

Caroline Cobbold

Set Decorator

Paul Colangelo

Assistant Camera

Tom Collier

Digital Effects Artist

James Collins

Art Director

James Collins

Art Department

Ed Colyer

Foley Recordist

William Comacho

On-Set Dresser

Paul Cotterell

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Chris Cozens

Music

Thomas Crehanm

Transportation

Tom Crowe

Driver

Chris Cull

Property Master

Neil Culley

Digital Effects Artist

Nick Curson

Driver

Ben D'andrea

Grip

Danielle Dajani

Executive

Jeremiah Dalton

Key Grip

Howard Davidson

Electrician

Robin Davies

Assistant

Kim Davis-wagner

Casting

Toby Denholm

Product Placement

Olenka Denysenko

Props

Clive Derbyshire

Sound Recordist

Jon Diamond

Executive Producer

Russell Diamond

Grip

Jane Dipersio

Makeup

Harry Dixon

Business Affairs

Nicholas Dodd

Original Music

Tamsin Dorling

Makeup Artist

Francesca Dowd

Production Coordinator

Simon Downes

Assistant Director

Paul Dray

Film Lab

Edward Drohan

Special Effects Coordinator

Stefan Drury

Visual Effects

Paul Duff

Carpenter

Lawrence Duncan

Facilities Supervisor

Polly Duval

Post-Production Supervisor

Jamie Edgell

Stunt Coordinator

Karen Elliott

Music Supervisor

Cate Engel

Casting Associate

Jeffrey A. Eplett

Rigging Electrician

Will Evans

Business Affairs

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Bradley Farmer

Stunt Double

Simon Fawcett

Executive Producer

Joseph Fay

Transportation

David Feeney-mosier

Art Assistant

John Ferguson

Camera Focus Puller

Ross Ferguson

Assistant

Scott Ferlisi

Location Assistant

Miguel A Fernandez

Location Scout

Johanna Fernihough

Publicity

Jim Ferris

Electrician

David T Fitzgerald

Production Assistant

Tim Fitzgerald

Production Assistant

Carrie Fix

Line Producer

Thomas Flaherty

Driver

Joe Flynn

Driver

Ray Flynn

Rigging Electrician

Geoff Foster

Score Recording

Hollie Foster

Assistant Production Coordinator

Lucy Foulds

Location Coordinator

David Freeman

Editor

Danny Freemantle

Assistant Sound Editor

Glenn Freemantle

Supervising Sound Editor

Samuel Friedman

Best Boy

Lauren Fritz

Assistant Location Manager

Sasha Fugazzola

Finance Manager

Mark Funnell

Best Boy

Erika Furey

Costumer

Stuart Fyvie

Colorist

Jim Galvin

Rigging Electrician

Sarah Rae Garrett

Assistant Director

Sam Garwood

Camera Focus Puller

Anthony Gasparro

Art Director

Glen Gathard

Foley Recordist

Natalia Georgiadou

Wardrobe

Kley Gilbuena

Assistant Property Master

Brian Gilmore

Executive Producer

Martin Goddard

Rigging Electrician

Catherine Gore

Script Supervisor

Yanni Goudetsidis

Software Engineer

Scott Goulding

Colorist

Andy Gray

Executive

Jonathan Gray

Legal Services

Jim Greenhorn

Sound Mixer

Kevin P Griffin

Transportation

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Paul Grindey

Business Affairs

Sheena Gunn

Assistant

Eli Gurevich

Accounting Assistant

Robert Gurgo

Gaffer

Julia Hall

Titles

John Halligan

Grip

Robert Hamilton

Video Assist/Playback

Jesse Hammond

Painter

Peter Hampden

Executive Producer

Annie Hardinge

Costume Designer

Tarn Harper

Post-Production Accountant

Ella Harris

Production

Tim Harrison

Transportation

William F Hartman Jr.

Security

Michael Hartney

Special Effects Coordinator

Sam Haveland

Office Runner

Paul Herbert

Stunt Coordinator

Lee Herrick

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Richard Hewitt

Line Producer

Justin Hill

Location Manager

Stephen Hilton

Music

Rebecca Hofherr

Assistant Costume Designer

Film Details

Also Known As
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Aramid Entertainment; Armani; Arri Group; Audley Films; Bellwood Media; Deluxe, London; Eastman Kodak; Film Finances, Inc.; Film4 Productions; Forensic Films; Freud Communications; Global Music Service; Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers LLP; Hagi Film I Video Sp. Z O.O.; Hothouse Music; Intandem Media Group; Intandem Media Group; Irish Film Board; Kevin O'Shea; Kodak; Lee & Thompson; Lipsync Creative; Lipsync Post; Mad Dog Casting; Mikado Film; Mobile Mouthful; Number 9 Films; On Set Location Services, Ltd.; Ozen Film; Pinewood Studios, Ltd.; Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige Ab (Sweden); Shipleys; Sound 24; Sync Or Swim; Technicolor; U.K. Film Council; Özen Film
Distribution Company
METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC. (MGM ); Blitz-Cine Star; Bontonfilm; Calif; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Constantin Film Development, Inc.; Corazón Films; Equinoxe Films; Gulf Film, Llc; Kinepolis Film Distribution; Lotte Entertainment; Luxor Entertainment (Russia); MGM Distribution Company; MGM Home Entertainment; MediaPro Pictures; Mediapro; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.; Myndform; Norsk Filmdistribusjon; Paramount Pictures International (PPI); RCV Distribution; Sandrew Metronome Filmdistribution As; Tatra Film; United International Pictures; Universal Pictures International; Village Roadshow Greece; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Bros. Pictures International; Warner Bros. Spain; Warner Sogefilms; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals)
Location
United Kingdom; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 49m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2008

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2009

Based on the book "How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" by Toby Young; published by Time Warner Books UK July 18, 2002.

Project was included on the 2007 Black List.

Released in United States Fall October 3, 2008

Released in United States on Video February 17, 2009

Aramid invested more than $15,000,000 of the $20,000,000 budget