Trudie Styler launches New York film company and new food brand
By Lucille Parker, Head of Copyright, Hillgrove PR
Having lived a real-life fairy tale and married a world-famous rock-and-roll star, many women would be content to sit back and enjoy the ride — not Trudie Styler! This dynamic woman, wife of celebrity singer/musician “Sting”, has proved herself to be a multi-talented entrepreneur, having just launched a film production company in New York, hard on the heels of introducing a range of ready-to-cook meals in England.
Over the years Trudie — now 57 — has received as much press as her celebrity husband, renowned variously as an actress, film producer, farm overseer, yoga instructor,...
...author, environmentalist, human rights activist, Unicef Ambassador, natural food advocate and estate manager. Many of these roles she filled simultaneously, while also maintaining a dazzling social life and nurturing her four children.
“I enjoy being busy,” said Trudie, “but I have never embarked on any enterprise that I did not believe had some beneficial effect — for people, the planet or spiritually.”
Among the highlights of Trudie’s independent career was the founding of her company, Xingu Films, in 1993. Initially making documentaries for the BBC, the company now also has several top rate award-winning feature films under its belt.
Trudie’s latest venture is also in the world of film — she has teamed up with Celine Rattray, Golden Globe winning producer, to form Maven Pictures, a film development, production and financing company based in New York.
“It’s so exciting,” said the indefatigable Trudie. “I love sniffing out a winning script and discovering talented new film-makers.”
Maven Pictures plans to release up to five “smart commercial titles” a year, with Hardy Justice as senior Vice-President of Production and Development.
Just before the announcement of the launch of Maven, Trudie was inEngland at her beautiful Wiltshire estate, Lake House, turning her head forbusiness and love of good,... continued on page two >