Julie Baines has had an extensive career in the film industry and is recognised as a leading figure in both British and multi-party co-productions. She founded the independent production company Dan Films in 1994 and has since developed and produced a diverse range of productions with both new and veteran directors including Nicolas Roeg, Peter Bogdanovich and Deepa Mehta.
Julie’s development slate at Dan Films includes a diverse range of genres and budget levels, from the family adventure film Four Kids and It, adapted from the novel by Jacqueline Wilson, and slated to shoot Spring 2017, starring Bill Nighy and Michael Caine, to Chagford-based director (and co-founder of Chagford Film Festival) Billy O’Brien’s contemporary western The Doones.
Having a commitment to training, she regularly mentors emerging directors and producers and guest lectures on film courses in the UK, in particular at the National Film and Television School.
At the end of 2014, Julie won the prestigious Argonon Women in Film and Television Contribution to the Medium Award.