Producer/Director MARGY KINMONTH has been chosen as the recipient of the prestigious 2009 Women in Film and Television Creative Originality Award, sponsored by Skillset. The Award recognises innovation, vision and originality in the creative areas of film, television and the digital media. This year’s de Lane Lea WFTV Awards are presented by Jo Brand and take place on 4 December 2009 at London’s Park Lane Hilton Hotel before 1,000 guests from the UK’s film & television industry, including Dame Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Sarah Harding, Paula Milne, Toby Stephens and Romola Garai.
Margy’s Foxtrot producing partner Maureen Murray paid this tribute: “I am absolutely delighted! Margy is the great unsung heroine of independent arts film-making. In the last year alone she has talked thrills and spills with Placido Domingo in Los Angeles, raced around the Venice Bienale in a vaporetto, touched the musical heartbeat of Russia at St. Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre and spent dreamtime with aboriginal artists in Australia. Throughout her career she has made individual and beautiful films that make you laugh, let you cry and – above all – encourage you to understand and celebrate the creative spirit.”
Photos and a report of the WFTV 2009 Awards Ceremony will be posted on Foxtrot Films’ website shortly.