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Austin Shaw

Austin Shaw

Austin Shaw has been the managing director of Really Useful Films since 1998, where his productions to date have included Cats, Celebration (for Andrew Lloyd Webber's 50th birthday), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves and Masterpiece - Live in Beijing.

Really Useful Films is the film and television division of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group and The Phantom of the Opera marks the company's first full feature film production. The company has other films of Andrew Lloyd Webber planned, plus a slate of original development.

Before setting up Really Useful Films, Shaw was Chief Finance Officer for PolyGram Visual Programming between 1997 and 1998, where he was responsible for production and acquisition of all non-feature programming, ranging from Andrea Boccelli - A Night in Tuscany, Maisy (children's animation) and Cats.

From 1993-1997, Shaw worked at PolyGram Filmed Entertainment where he was responsible for Filmproduktion GmbH, the German finance and production company, whose productions included Four Weddings and a Funeral, Backbeat, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Mr. Reliable.

Shaw is also a Supervisory Board Director of Lion Rock, a New Zealand based finance and production company.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2005.

Austin Shaw Facts


Selected Filmography

Dirty Laundry
The Good Shepherd
The Wiz
Jackie, Ethel, Joan
Tequila Sunrise
By Jeeves
Andrew Lloyd Webber
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