David Green (director)
|Born||12 November 1948
London, England, UK
Green was educated at Bury Grammar School and Trinity College, Oxford, where he gained an MA in English Language and Literature. On graduating, he joined Yorkshire Television where, within a year, he became the youngest ever YTV programme director, cutting his directorial teeth on the launch of Emmerdale, before going on to direct 24 episodes of Whicker's World.
Green is now a leading figure in the British and American film and television industries having worked on motion pictures and TV projects in virtually every genre over the past 25 years. His movie directing credits notably include Buster, starring Phil Collins and Julie Walters (which gained a nomination for Best Original Song at the 61st Academy Awards), and the $22m action adventure Wings of the Apache starring Nicolas Cage and Tommy Lee Jones. Touchstone released it in the USA as Fire Birds. His other feature film directing credits include Breathtaking and Car Trouble.
For television, Green has directed over 100 dramas and documentaries, including Boy in the Bubble for ITV, Wilfred and Eileen and East Lynne for BBC Drama, and the award-winning ITV movie 1914 All Out, which was awarded the Public Prize at the Reims Festival of Television. His other TV drama credits include Nobody's House and The Chinese Detective.
From 1992 to 2007 Green was also Chairman and Founder of September Films, a leading film and television production company, with offices in London and Los Angeles, which made over two thousand hours of primetime television, including the landmark Hollywood Women series and September's current flagship show Bridezillas - both of which he created. September's feature films include the Oscar-nominated Solomon & Gaenor (7 awards) and House of America (6 awards). September was also awarded the Montreux Rose D'or for Ozzy Osbourne Uncut. Green was executive producer of all three award-winning productions.
Green joined production and distribution Group DCD Media in 2007 when September Films was acquired by DCD. He took on the role of Group Chief Creative Officer before becoming CEO in 2009 and Executive Chairman in 2012. In October 2012 he relinquished his corporate role to concentrate on addressing the significant revenue and growth potential of the US TV production market for DCD, capitalizing on the success and reputation of September Films in America.
He is a lifelong, passionate supporter of Manchester City Football Club.