Iain Smith

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Iain Smith OBE (born in Glasgow, Scotland) is a film producer. He is known for his productions of Seven Years in Tibet (1997), The Fifth Element (1997), The Fountain (2006) and Children of Men (2006), among many others. Iain Smith was educated in Glasgow. He received a 1st Class Hons Diploma from London School of Film Technique (1969/70) now the London Film School. In the early 1970s, Smith worked as assistant editor, assistant director or production manager on numerous short films, commercials and children's feature films. He worked in London for several years before returning to his native Scotland to make (uncredited) My Childhood for the British Film Institute, the first of the trilogy by Bill Douglas. In 1976, Smith formed his own production company in partnership with Jon Schorstein (Smith Schorstein Associates Ltd) and produced television commercials, documentaries, children's feature films and low budget dramas. In 1978, he production-managed Bertrand Tavernier's Death Watch, starring Romy Schneider and Harvey Keitel. A year later, he joined David Puttnam and Hugh Hudson, as the location manager for Chariots of Fire, starring Ian Charleson and Ben Cross.

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