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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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Terence Clegg

Terence Clegg

Friday April 20th 2018


Terence Clegg started as a 3rd Assistant Director in 1960 on classic films such as The League Of Gentleman, The Hellfire Club and Carry On Regardless, before working his way up the production ladder to 1st AD, Location Manager and then Production Manager/Production Supervisor on films including Battle Of Britain, One Of Our Dinosaurs is Missing, The Mackintosh Man, Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and Barry Lyndon, The Elephant Man and the multi-Oscar winning Gandhi.


He began his career as a producer in 1984 on Cal, and then swiftly moved on to Out Of Africa, Cry Freedom, Gorillas In The Mist, Chaplin, Cry Freedom, Shadowlands, Circles of Friends, The Jackal and Closing the Ring (four of them being with Richard Attenborough directing)


With a 50-year career under his belt, Terence is one of the UK's most accomplished film-makers, and we're delighted to welcome him to share some of his memories.

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The Cannes Film Festival

The Media Lunch Club in Cannes

Networking Dinner

Sunday May 13th 2018


For members attending the Cannes Film Festival in May we are holding a small dinner in a restaurant in the picturesque old town area of le Suquet.


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