BFCS has poached Jilly Hopkinson from RSA Films to produce for its
director, Michael Seresin.
Hopkinson leaves RSA after eight years. She worked for nearly all the
production company’s directors, including Ridley Scott, Jon Greenhalgh
and Richard Loncraine. She produced Scott’s original BT ads featuring
Bob Hoskins and most of his French and British commercials.
Her career began in 1975 when she was assistant to the Cannes
Advertising Festival’s organiser, Simon Dalgleish. In 1979, she left to
work as a translator for McCann-Erickson in Paris. Her first producing
role came in 1980 at Beechurt Films for Peter Levelle, before moving to
James Garrett and Partners to work for Julian Cottrell, Nic Roeg and
Richard Loncraine from 1981 to 1988.
At BFCS she will produce for Seresin, who directed Renault’s ’Nicole’
campaign and was also behind the Stella Artois ’Jacques de Florette’
campaign, but she will also take a leading role in promoting the