Chris Auty has worked as a producer with such directors as Michael Winterbottom, Pawel Pawlikowski, David Cronenberg and Bernardo Bertolucci, and is currently Head of Producing at The National Film and Television School — where he has also established new courses in Marketing & Distribution, and a unique cross- media entrepreneurship programme backed by Ingenious Media and Sir Richard Branson. He is a former board member of both the UK Film Council and European Film Academy.