Jonathan is Director of Film at Premier PR, the UK’s leading entertainment publicity agency. He began his career as a film publicist 25 years ago and between 1993 and 2006 ran the successful agency McDonald & Rutter with partner Charles McDonald. His work covers film productions, festivals, international campaigns and UK distribution, and he has handled films by most of the world’s leading film-makers including multiple titles with Robert Altman, David Lynch, Mike Leigh, Jane Campion, Pedro Almodovar, Gus Van Sant, Todd Haynes, Danny Boyle and the Coen Brothers. Titles handled by those directors include GOSFORD PARK, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, VERA DRAKE, THE PIANO, ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER, MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO, FAR FROM HEAVEN, SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.
Other titles he has handled include THERE WILL BE BLOOD, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD, DOUBT, THE SOCIAL NETWORK, FANTASTIC MR FOX, LOST IN TRANSLATION, SCHOOL OF ROCK, THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY, THE PIANIST, THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY, JUNO, A SINGLE MAN and THE CONSTANT GARDENER.
Current titles include THE TREE OF LIFE, THE SKIN I LIVE IN, MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE, THE IRON LADY, ON THE ROAD and CORIOLANUS.