John Goldschmidt has made many documentary and fiction films for BBC TV, BBC FILMS, GRANADA TV, GRANADA FILMS, THAMES TV, CHANNEL FOUR, FILM FOUR in the UK and ZDF, WDR, NDR, ORF, SRG, FR3, RAI1, BAVARIA FILM STUDIOS, on the continent and HBO Pictures in the United States. His award winning films as director have included JUST ONE KID, IT’S A LOVELY DAY TOMORROW, SPEND, SPEND, SPEND and THE DEVIL’S LIEUTENANT (writer Jack Rosenthal), A CRIME OF HONOUR (aka A SONG FOR EUROPE), MASHENKA (writer John Mortimer based on novel by Nabakov). His award winning films as producer include UTZ (script by Hugh Whitemore based on novel by Bruce Chatwin for BBC Films), DEADLY VOYAGE (for HBO & BBC Films) .
He advised the European Union on their audio-visual policy and proposed the setting up of a European Script Fund as part of the MEDIA programme. Goldschmidt has been a member of both BAFTA and European Film Prize juries. He co-wrote the original report which proposed Channel 4’s involvement in theatrical films, recently co-wrote The Director’s Guild of Great Britain’s report to the British government on the UK tax credit for feature film production and has been member of the board of Directors UK and a member of Directors UK film committee.