sTage 2 MARKETING consultant
Paul Lewis is an international marketing consultant with over 30 years experience in the industry. He has an extensive knowledge of all facets of international marketing and distribution and a proven track record in developing and implementing integrated marketing and distribution strategy around the world.
Starting out at UIP’s UK operation in the 1980s, he went on to become Director of UK Marketing at Warner Bros. He then became a partner in the consultancy, Gerry Lewis and Company, where he worked on the international release of movies from Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis and Kennedy/Marshall, including Schindler’s List, The Lost World and Forrest Gump, and was also consultant to the UK’s All Industry Marketing Committee for Cinema. This lead to DreamWorks where, heading up international marketing, he worked with the team at UIP International across all aspects of their international marketing campaigns. While there, he worked on a range of major live action and animated projects including The Prince Of Egypt, Antz, Shrek, Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, Americans Beauty, Deep Impact, Amistad, A Beautiful Mind and Deep Impact..
Paul’s experience with animation and family movies has continued into his consultancy business over recent years. Since 2011, in partnership with Peter Dunne, he has consulted on international marketing, sales and distribution for Laika the producers of Coraline, Paranorman, Boxtrolls, Kubo and The Two Strings and the forthcoming Missing Link, due out in 2019. Also for Amblin Entertainment, in a similar capacity, on The BFG, and on Relativity’s Snow White movie Mirror Mirror.
He is equally experienced consulting on movies of all genres: for Eon Productions, on the international theatrical release of Skyfall and Casino Royale; Relativity Media on The Immortals and others; Exclusive Media on Rush, The Woman In Black and The Quiet Ones; and Producer Anant Singh, on Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. He also consults with the market research company Ipsos, and their predecessor OTX Motion Picture Group, across all aspects of their international movie research over the past 10 years.