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Claire Taylor


After graduating Oxford University, Claire Taylor worked at ICM as assistant to the chairman, and then at Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Group.

At the latter, she was executive assistant to Mr. Lloyd Webber and as such was schooled in many aspects of the film, stage, and recording industries. After nearly three years at Really Useful, she decided to make the film business her career choice.

Ms. Taylor segued to CiBy Sales (later renamed United Artists), and spent over eight years there, becoming head of international sales. In that capacity, she handled sales and distribution worldwide for dozens of feature films, including such Academy Award-winning features as Jane Campion's The Piano; Mike Leigh's Topsy-Turvy; and Pedro Almodóvar's All About My Mother.

She subsequently joined Renaissance Films, becoming head of international sales, where she was responsible for all aspects of international distribution and supervised the company's acquisitions. Among the films she represented at Renaissance were Phil Morrison's Junebug, for which Amy Adams was an Academy Award nominee; Roger Michell's The Mother; and Michael Caton-Jones' Shooting Dogs (a.k.a. Beyond the Gates), which starred Hugh Dancy of Evening.

Ms. Taylor currently works as an international sales consultant with Pathé Pictures, among other companies.