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the media lunch club was established in 1994, by producer Martin Cahill, as a non-profit making, and politically neutral, networking society and has grown to become the film, tv and media industry's premiere café du commerce.


Monthly lunches are held in London's West End (and a Brighton away-day lunch during the summer), with an invited guest speaker. Some of our previous speakers include:

Producers: Tim Bevan, Stephen Evans, Rebecca O'Brien, Richard Holmes, Jeremy Thomas, Duncan Kenworthy, Michael Kuhn, Nik Powell, Marc Samuelson, Richard Holmes, Michael Deeley, Simon Channing-Williams and Jeremy Bolt.


Directors: Sir Alan Parker, Waris Hussein, Roy Ward Baker, Vic Armstrong, Jack Cardiff, Ronnie Neame, Beban Kidron, Lewis Gilbert, John Glen, Guy Hamilton and Ray Harryhausen.

Executives: Duncan Reid (Ingenious), Greg Dyke, Ian Hutchinson (Silver Reel) Amanda Nevill (BFI), Stewart Till, Lenny Crooks (formerly of New Cinema Fund, UK Film Council), David Thompson, Steve Christian (Pinewood Films), Peter Bennett-Jones, Hilary Davis (Bankside); Mike Goodridge (Protagonist) John Woodward (former CEO, UK Film Council), Jane Lighting (former CEO Channel 5) and Lorraine Heggesey, Sara Geater.


Plus: Sir Roger Moore; Dick Clement; Honor Blackman; Sir Ronald Harwood; Patsy Pollock, Jon Hubbard and Jeremy Zimmerman (Casting Directors); David Cooke (director of BBFC); Dr Kim Howells MP & Shaun Woodward MP (former Film Ministers); Victor Spinetti (Actor); Nina Myscow (Broadcaster); Richard 'Jaws' Kiel (Actor \ Writer); Simon George (Ealing Studios Productions); Simon Oakes (Hammer Films) & many, many more.

the media lunch club also hosts a networking evening each year, our prestigious ' Martin Cahill Memorial Lecture'.


In 2009, we started holding the additional and occasional 'Briefing Lunches', to focus on a more specialised subject in an intimate board-room setting such as, most recently, a "Brexit and the implications on film industry" . These lunches are free, and have proven very popular.


Membership is inexpensive and open to all in the media business.


On April 19th Sir Alan Parker joined us for our 200th lunch, and cut the special birthday cake!

On April 19th Sir Alan Parker joined us for our 200th lunch, and cut the special birthday cake!

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Stuart Baird

Stuart Baird
Editor and Director

Friday March 23rd 2018




Stuart Baird is one of the industry's most accomplished film editors. For his work on Superman in 1978 he was nominated for the Academy Award for Film Editing, and received another nomination for editing Gorillas in the Mist (1988).


Among his many editing credits are: The Devils (1971), Tommy (1975), The Omen (1976), Outland (1981), Five Days One Summer (1982), Lethal Weapon (1987), Tango & Cash (1989), Die Hard 2 (1990), The Last Boy Scout (1991), Maverick (1994), The Legend of Zorro (2005), Casino Royale (2006), Edge of Darkness (2010), Salt (2010), Green Lantern (2011), Skyfall (2012), Tomb Raider (2018).


Stuart has also been engaged by the major studios on many films (uncredited) to "save" them from what was certain disaster, thus developing a reputation as the industry's best "re-cut" man. A few being Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Mission: Impossible 2 and 47 Ronin.


He has also directed three films: Executive Decision (1996), US Marshals (1998), and Star Trek Nemesis (2002).


Stuart is not only an accomplished editor and director, he is a raconteur of the highest order and this will be both a fascinating and hilarious lunch!

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