NEWS: RSA in shock as Jo Godman quits after bust-up with Scotts

By HARRIET GREEN, campaignlive.co.uk, Friday, 29 November 1996 12:00AM

Jo Godman, the managing director of RSA Films, left the company abruptly on Tuesday evening. She is understood to be setting up a rival production company.

Jo Godman, the managing director of RSA Films, left the company abruptly

on Tuesday evening. She is understood to be setting up a rival

production company.



Sources suggest Godman’s relationship with Ridley and Tony Scott, the

founders and star directors at RSA, has deteriorated and that rows were

centred on the roles of Ridley’s sons, Jake and Luke, who are also

directors at the company.



Sources indicate that Paul Rothwell, currently a producer at the Paul

Weiland Film Company, and Adrian Harrison, a producer at RSA, will take

over the running of the company.



Godman refused to speak to Campaign on Wednesday. ‘I’m on the other

line,’ she said, before slamming the phone down.



Ridley and Tony Scott were addressing staff as Campaign went to press

and were unavailable to comment.



Mark Wnek, executive creative director of Euro RSCG Wnek Gosper, said:

‘Jo is one of the best producers in town. She’ll be able to do

anything she wants in the business.’



RSA directors include David Bailey, Adrian Moat, Chris Hartwill and the

recently signed Vaughan Arnell, who joined RSA with his producer, Adam

Saward, having split from his directing partner, Anthea Breton.



This article was first published on campaignlive.co.uk

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