Protagonist Pictures

About Us


Commercially-minded and creatively-spirited, Protagonist Pictures is an international sales company, committed to strong relationships with film-makers, investors and distributors.

Our shareholders include Film4, Vertigo Films and Ingenious Media.


Mike Goodridge joined Protagonist as CEO in Summer 2012. He was previously editor of trade publication Screen International. He spent 19 years at Screen, including 12 years as the Los Angeles-based US editor.

Nada Cirjanic is Director of Sales and has been with Protagonist from its inception. She worked previously with FilmFour Ltd, Granada International, National Geographic and MTV Networks.

Dave Bishop is Director of Sales alongside Nada. He joined Protagonist from Revolver Entertainment where he was Head of Acquisitions, and has previously worked with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group.

Jennifer Fattell is Sales Manager, having joined Protagonist from A+E Television Networks. Previous companies include Exclusive Films International in London and EuropaCorp in Paris.

Jeremy Baxter - Head of Acquisitions. Jeremy was previously Worldwide Acquisitions Manager for Universal Pictures International.

Bridget Pedgrift - Head of Marketing. Bridget returned to film after a career break, having previously headed the Publicity and Marketing department for Film4 International.

Simon Osborn is Head of Legal and Business Affairs and has previously worked at Pathé Pictures, FremantleMedia and the BBC.

Darnell Brown is Finance Director, having joined Protagonist from The Works International.

David Bartholomew is Marketing Manager. He previously worked for Metrodome, Icon and TV Loonland.

Emily Gotto is Deliveries & Digital Manager. She has worked in production and distribution in both LA and Dublin for companies such as Occupant Entertainment and Wildcard Distribution.

George Hamilton is Sales Assistant. Before joining Protagonist in 2013 George produced and directed digital content for a wide range of brands and agencies, as well as a number of short films.


FILM4 has been the driving force behind a renaissance of British cinema, producing some of the most acclaimed movies in the last 25 years of British cinema history and attracting some of the world's most exciting international talent. Recent and upcoming Film4 titles include Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, Mike Leigh’s Another Year, Submarine, Shame, and The Iron Lady.

VERTIGO FILMS is a UK production house and distributor boasting a string of successes such as Streetdance 3D, Bronson, The Football Factory, and Horrid Henry: The Movie alongside critical hits that include In the Shadow of the Moon and London to Brighton. Upcoming titles include StreetDance 2. Vertigo is building a strong rapport with the best of UK and International talent.

INGENIOUS MEDIA work with the UK's leading independent producers and the US studios to produce and distribute films in the global marketplace. Engaging in all aspects of film, from development and production to rights acquisitions and distribution Ingenious back everything from low-budget British pictures to Hollywood blockbusters.

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