Red Carpet Rookies
Red Carpet Rookies
Apr 13, 2022
#25 - Charlie Fremantle: Managing The World’s Oldest Film Studio, Finding Dancing Elephants, The Importance of Hustle, and The Worst Moment of His Career
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With a varied career that has spanned both post-production, advertising and production company management, Charlie sits today as the Studio Manager of the world’s oldest film studio at Ealing in London, home to historic productions such as 1955’s The Ladykillers, as well as more recent fare like Oscar-winning Darkest Hour, Shaun of the Dead, and of course, Downton Abbey. 

Today we discuss:

(01:46) Charlie's early days
(05:13) Working as a runner
(07:23) Falling in and out of the industry
(09:40) How do you set up a production company?
(13:34) What does a studio manager actually do?
(17:44) Film studio problems
(19:32) How is Ealing coping during the UK's content boom?
(20:58) Charlie's Best Advice and RCR Quickfire

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