Tyrone D Murphy

Tyrone D Murphy

Tyrone D Murphy is an award winning filmmaker and is the founder of the Universal Film & Festival Organization which has 170 film festivals and is the founder/Editor of the Universal Film Magazine

Personal blog: www.director.me.uk
London, United Kingdom
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Universal Film & Festival Organisation (Founder & CEO) Current

Founded UFFO to promote and implement a good business code of practice for film festivals “Fest COP” that has been widely accepted worldwide. UFFO has been established very quickly and now has 170 international film festivals worldwide that have adopted “Fest COP” with 54 committee members in 34 countries. UFFO also has many influential industry partners and has an impressive database of film production companies, filmmakers, journalists from all over the world. www.uffo.org

Editor in Chief – Universal Film Magazine 20-11 - Current

Founded the Universal Film Magazine. The Magazine was established very quickly as a credible publication now going out to over 1.6 million filmmakers worldwide.  The publication has drawn many of the top industry names as advertisers in the entertainment industry. The magazine also has writers and contributors from all over the world and some of the biggest names in the industry as advertisers.

General Film Distributors (CEO) 2008 - Current

Restructured and reformed General Film Distributors for the purpose of floating the company onto the PLUS Market. Structured international management team made up of some of the most experienced professionals in the area of film distribution. GFD now operates as international sales agents for a number of international production companies

Classic Media Entertainment (CEO) 2004 – 2011

Remarkable experience in film production with an in-depth knowledge of all production equipment. Wrote, Directed, produced and edited films of all genres Responsible for overseeing all aspects of film production Advised and coordinated development of screenplay with screenwriter. Hired key crew members, set up & initiated production accounts. Developed film festival schedule and marketing materials.Assigned the tasks of securing necessary rights and raise the finances required  

K47. Private VIP Club. 2011 - Present

Non-Executive Director + Media Consultant to K47 business club in Vienna Austria. Created and implemented the members international reciprocal members program with Premier business clubs all over the World

TOPAZ Media. 2010 - Present

Non-Executive Director + Media Consultant for Topaz Media: Negotiating international contracts for media content and locations for external advertising screens that serves areas across Europe providing high impact outdoor advertising in different media formats

Carmarthen Bay Film Festival - 2011 - Present

Executive Director of the Carmarthen Bay Film Festival. My primary responsibility is to ensure that the festival is successful and well attended and to bring creative and new ideas to the festival.  Oversee the creation of an interesting and appealing festival program, collaborated with the committee and other people connected with the festival. Scouting and recruiting good talent and bring in sponsors and celebrities.

 

Education

  • Film Directing: London Film School
  • Film Directing, Bournemouth Arts University, UK
  • Screen Writing: Carleon University, South Wales
  • Avid Certificate: Carleon University Wales

AWARDS & SCREENINGS

  1. Best International Documentary 2006 (Graffiti Gown)
  2. Production Base “Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” award nomination 2011
  3. New York accolade Award 2008 (I Communicate)
  4. Screening CANNES Film Festival 2008 (life Ball)
  5. Screening Lake Arrow Head Film Festival 2009 (Life Ball)

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILATIONS

  • Chairman: Universal Film Festival Organisation
  • DGGB (Directors Guild of Great Britain)
  • BAFTA  (British Academy of Film and Television)
  • The Royal Television Society
  • The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund
  • Equity actors union
  • National Union of Journalists
  • Liberty
  • The United Nations Association UK
  • Amnesty International