The Chevalier Richard Winter-Stanbridge, GOTJ

Producer in the United Kingdom

The Chevalier Richard Winter-Stanbridge, GOTJ

Producer in the United Kingdom

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After graduating from The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art, Richard Winter-Stanbridge, GOTJ, began a three dimensional career in the creative, academic and corporate worlds, all associated with the Performing Arts, for which he is a constant advocate. In the final years of its existence he was Head of Drama at the renowned Bush Davies Ballet School in Britain. Upon the school’s closure in 1989, he pursued his keen interest in classical and jazz music and was an associate conductor of The London Schubert Orchestra and director of the Chelsea Jazz Orchestra and The Mayfair Dance Orchestra, resident at The Ritz Hotel in London. He flirted with a performing career in his early twenties, and learned much about filmmaking when on the sets of films directed by such luminaries as David Lean, Terry Gilliam and John Glenn. Chev. Richard has combined his love of teaching and performing with an inherent sense of business. He has coached Royal Shakespeare Company actors and employed his negotiating and arbitrating skills as a trustee of two performing arts educational foundations. After emigrating to the United States of America in 1996, he continued such activities as a guest teacher at UCLA, The American Academy of Dramatic Art and Campbell Hall. He has developed the careers of many actors and musicians and as an impresario formed his own production company, Wintershaw Enterprises, producing events at Park La Brea Theater in L.A. In the mid 1990's Chev. Richard teamed up with the late Margot, Countess of Buckinghamshire as a professional fundraiser. They promoted events and concerts that benefited charitable organizations, including Save The Children Fund and The Royal Marsden Cancer Fund. Chev. Richard has held executive positions in his family owned BAS Group of Companies; Rhapsody Music Ltd. in London and is currently President & CEO of Shene Gate Pictures LLC, and Founder/Chairman of Gigantic Worx – The Ultimate Music Theme Parks, advocating music education. He is also President of The American Elgar Foundation. At the invitation of the Board of Directors of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA L.A.) Chev. Richard set up the Academy's first Screening Panel, made up of leading lights in the film and television industry. He was honored with an ecclesiastical knighthood in 2011 by the International Order of OSMTH, Switzerland. Chev. Richard is British and resides with his wife, actress Tessa Shaw in Hollywood.

  • Work
    • Gigantic Worx
  • Education
    • MPhS.,
    • Hon. M.Mus.,
    • A.L.A.M., LAM (Gold)