John Goldschmidt has made many documentary and fiction films for BBC TV, BBC Films, Granada TV, Granada Films, Thames TV, Channel Four, and Film Four in the UK, 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, The Devil’s Lieutenant (written by Jack Rosenthal), A Crime of Honour (aka A Song for Europe), and Mashenka (written by John Mortimer, based on the novel by Vladimir Nabakov). His award-winning films as producer include UTZ (written by Hugh Whitemore, based on the novel by Bruce Chatwin) for BBC Films and 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. He 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 a member of the Board of Directors UK and a member of Directors UK Film Committee.