Alumnus Stuart Ford named Variety’s Billion Dollar Producer 2023

7 Jun 2023

Stuart Ford
Stuart Ford

Leading Hollywood producer and financier Stuart Ford (1988, Jurisprudence) was named Variety magazine’s Billion Dollar Producer and was feted at a 19 May cocktail reception at the Cannes Film Festival.

Many of the LA based uber-producer’s business associates and partners, as well as industry friends, dropped by the Croisette villa to toast Ford, who was given the honour by Variety’s co-editor in chief Ramin Setoodeh. The award recognises an illustrious career that has seen Ford so far produce more than seventy Hollywood films and major television shows and work alongside industry heavyweights including Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Gary Ross, Doug Liman, Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Nicole Kidman, Mel Gibson, Jude Law, Colin Farrell and Sylvester Stallone.

Stuart says: “The recognition of your peers and of the Hollywood establishment is rewarding, but I’m still relatively young so hopefully this award is just a mid-career pat on the back. I have a lot of fuel left in the tank!”

Thanks to the support of Stuart, Teddy Hall students can apply for the Stuart Ford Masterclass Award in Film & Television of £1,000 for coaching in film or television. The Masterclass Fund is open to all Hall students and supports individuals who have already reached a high level of achievement in an extra-curricular activity and are now seeking funding for additional coaching to develop and hone their skills.

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