Nik Powell
British businessman
Nik Powell
Nik Powell is one of the co-founders of the Virgin Group with Richard Branson. After operating a mail-order company, a small record shop, and a recording studio, the partners established Virgin Records in 1972. It became one of the UK's major recording labels until it was sold to EMI in 1992.
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British writer and producer Joseph Lang dies in Vietnam
Guardian (UK) - over 3 years
Thomas Clay, director of 2008 film Soi Cowboy, pays tribute to 33-year-old as 'my closest colleague and best friend' Members of the British film industry have paid tribute to Joseph Lang, who has died in Vietnam at the age of 33. The writer and producer was found dead on Monday outside a medical centre in Ho Chi Minh City. The cause of death is not yet known and Lang's Sussex-based family are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination. Lang's credits include the 2008 film Soi Cowboy, directed by Thomas Clay, described by the Guardian film critic Peter Bradshaw as "a thoughtful and disquieting poetic meditation on the Thai experience of globalisation and its complex relationship with foreigners". He also co-wrote and produced Clay's controversial 2005 feature The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael, which starred Danny Dyer and Lesley Manville. The film, about three teenagers' drug-fuelled descent into violence in the seaside town of Newhaven, prompted an audience walkout at t ...
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Branson: "Friendship can be lost in situations like these."
Inc. Magazine - almost 4 years
In an exclusive Inc. interview, Sir Richard discusses one of the most painful moments in his entrepreneurial career. Video Transcript 00:12 Eric Schurenberg: You've led a charmed life, if I could say so. Did... 00:17 Richard Branson: Well, if you say so it's true. Yeah, completely. [chuckle] 00:18 Schurenberg: But every entrepreneur faces some dark days and you are no exception to that rule. What would you say were the worst days? So let me put it this way. Let me ask you about two things that must been very hard in the course of your career, and I'd like to get your reaction to them, how they played out, and what you learned from them. One is breaking up with Nik Powell, a co-founder and friend. 00:46 Branson: Yeah. I mean Nik was a tremendous partner at Virgin and I'd known him since I was two or three years old. We used to play together growing up. And I think there just came a time where the company had moved into areas which were not really of his interests. So the music wor ...
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YouTube agree sponsorship deal with NFTS - Screen International
Google News - over 5 years
Nik Powell, NFTS Director, said about the YouTube sponsorship: “We are delighted that YouTube has come on board as a sponsor at a time when the NFTS is developing its plans for its Digital Village-Phase II. There is no better time for this initiative
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Screen Awards shortlist led by 127 Hours, King's Speech and TT3D campaigns - Screen International
Google News - over 5 years
This year's jury is led by Stephen Moore and also includes Antonia Bird, Sally Caplan, Sandra Hebron, Col Needham, Nik Powell, Denise Parkinson, Tim Richards, Julia Short and Adrian Wootton. For more information or to book a table for the event,
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Big fish is no tall tale - Lompoc Record
Google News - over 5 years
Nik Powell holds a largemouth bass he caught Wednesday night at a local lake. Powell estimated the bass weighed 15 to 20 pounds.//Contributed Nik Powell, recent Cabrillo High School graduate and nephew of Lompoc Record columnist Ben Hernandez,
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Closing the deal with a contract - Livemint
Google News - over 5 years
When Nik Powell, my friend and co-founder, decided to step aside from Virgin, we had a basic agreement in place that helped us to decide how to proceed quickly and cordially. I am glad we had the foresight to put that document together,
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Black Blood, A Separation triumph at Kinoforum - Screen International
Google News - over 5 years
... and CIS had attended five days of workshops and seminars at the Campus “Cinema City” in Repino with appearances by such industry experts as Metrafilms' Artem Vasiliev, NFTS chief Nik Powell, Online AG's C Cay Wesnigk, and US filmmaker Cory McAbee
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Sandie Shaw - Cambridge News
Google News - over 5 years
She married Virgin Group co-founder Nik Powell in 1982 and, the following year, released her first album in many years to tie in with the 1983 World Peace Exposition in London. Not long after, Shaw received a letter from Morrissey and Johnny Marr of
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57° TAORMINA FILM FEST, 11 – 18 GIUGNO - IMGpress
Google News - over 5 years
L'evento è reso possibile grazie al generoso contributo della società Adriana Chiesa Enterprises e vedrà tra i suoi principali protagonisti importanti produttori, tra i quali Yves Marmion, Antonio Saura, Els Vandevorst, Antonio Perez Perez, Nik Powell,
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euronews the network - Herunterladen: Das Ende der Filmindustrie? - euronews
Google News - almost 6 years
Chris Burns sprach mit Aviva Silver, der Leiterin der Medienabteilung der Europäischen Kommission, mit Rickard Falkvinge, dem Gründer der schwedischen Piratenpartei, die im Europäischen Parlament vertreten ist und mit Nik Powell
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TOPLESS MODELS AND MORE: Richard Branson Talks About The Fabulous Life Of ... - The Business Insider
Google News - almost 6 years
The mogul's old friend Nik Powell recalls some scenes from their youth. "We used to play dare, sitting on either side of the white line and who was the last one to move when the car came down the road," he says. "Richard always won the games of dare
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FILM REVIEW; More Than Tea Is Brewing In This English Household
NYTimes - almost 12 years
''Ladies in Lavender'' offers the opportunity to watch two beloved dames of the British Empire rattle around a house in Cornwall, exchanging snippets of subtext-heavy dialogue in the breaks between picking flowers, knitting and listening to the radio. The year is 1936, and through the static we discern that across the English Channel, world war is
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Nik Powell
    FORTIES
  • 1992
    Age 40
    After presiding over the 1992 collapse of the company, Powell re-established himself in the film industry with Scala Productions and has since produced Fever Pitch, Twenty Four Seven, Last Orders, B.
    More Details Hide Details Monkey, and Ladies in Lavender. Powell currently is director of the National Film and Television School in England while maintaining his position as chairman of Scala Productions. His marriage to Merrill Tomassi, the sister of Richard Branson's first wife, ended in divorce. He then married singer Sandie Shaw and helped relaunch her career. They had two children, Amie and Jack, before divorcing in the early 1990s.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 31
    In 1983, Powell and Stephen Woolley founded Palace Productions, which produced The Company of Wolves (1984), Mona Lisa (1986), and The Crying Game (1992).
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born in 1951.
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