Colin Vaines is an English film producer. Colin was born on 16th June 1957 in the United Kingdom. He first entered the cinema world in the year 1977. He was a journalist. He quit journalism in 1984. He also acted as a consultant. He worked for the Columbia Pictures in 1987 when it was under David Puttnam. He later became the head of David Puttman’s Enigma Production Company. He became a producer in the year 1992. He produced the movie starring named A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia. He even won an Emmy Award for this movie. Apart from working independently as a producer, Colin also worked for the Performing Arts Screenwriting Labs as an artistic director and writer’s lab SCRAWL in South Africa. He used to handpick writers to work on his projects. His selectivity led to some of the best movies which include The Full Monty, Trainspotting, Billy Elliot. Some his famous writers were
, Lee Hall, John Michael McDonagh and Paul Laverty. Paul Laverty and Colin have worked on a lot of projects.
The most successful of all was The Wind That Shakes The Barley, which even won the Cannes Palme d'Or Award. He co-produced a movie named B. Monkey with Michael Radford. He later moved to
in 1999 and was appointed as the Vice President of Mirimax Films. In 2002, he became the Executive Vice President of European Production and Development. He co-produced Gangs of New York with
and Cold Mountain with Anthony Minghella. He was appointed as the Vice President of The Weinstein Company in 2005. He was an Executive Producer Breaking and Entering, directed by Anthony Minghella. He oversaw many Weinstein projects which include Factory Girl,
, and a television short-film The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective. In 2007, he joined GK Films in Los Angeles and was appointed as the Co-President of Production. He produced many movies with GK films. Somme of his notable works with GK Films include
The Rum Diary
, The Young Victoria, and London Boulevard. In 2010, he returned to freelance movie production and produced Coriolanus. He co-produced WE in 2011. Vaines produced The Marriage of Reason and Squalor in 2015. He is currently working on a project name Blue Dog, which is a prequel to an Australian movie Red Dog.