Film and Music Entertainment Ltd was formed by Sam Taylor and Mike Downey in 2000. Over the last 22 years, the company has produced over 65 films and has a long and unrivalled history of collaboration with Europe’s leading filmmakers, partnering with over 150 European and international production companies with films to a total value of $250 million.
Sam Taylor’s first film as producer was Milcho Manchevski’s Academy Award nominee and Golden Lion winner Before the Rain and since then our multi-award winning films have premiered at all of the major A-festivals all over the world.
We have relationships with all of the world’s top talent, and have produced films by Agnieszka Holland/Anders Thomas Jensen/ Baltasar Kormakur/ Benjamin Ross/ Colm Toibin/Dito Tsintsadze/Dome Karukoski/ Fatmir Koci/Ivan Ostrochovsky/Jannik Johansen/ Julien Temple/ Mariam Khatchvani/ Mark Dornford May/Martin Koolhaven/ Michel Franco/ Mohsen Makmalbaf/ Naji Abu Nowar/Pavel Pawlikowski/ Rebecca Lenkiewicz/Rudolph Herzog/Sjon Sigurdsson/Srdjan Dragojevic/Stephen Daldry/Volker Schlondorff and many many more.
In 2022 FAME+ was formed to produce transcontinental films in Central Europe and Western Asia with partners Marlene Films (Czech) and 20 Steps (Georgia). The slate incorporates Kafka by Agnieszka Holland, Going Home by Naji Abu Nowar (Academy Award-nominated for Theeb), Igi by animator Natia Nikolashvilli, Prague Spring directed by Peter Bebjak and Natia Nikolashvilli’s animated feature film Igi. It also has a tv series by Michael & Lily Idov, Vinci Cardona & Nicola San Filippo, and Rudolph Herzog in the works.