Mike Goodridge was most recently CEO of London-based sales, finance and production company Protagonist Pictures. In his tenure, from 2012 to 2017, he doubled the company’s revenues and oversaw world sales of over $80m. In his five years, he oversaw the financing, production and distribution of over 60 films including hit titles like Love & Friendship, Hunt For The Wilderpeople, American Honey, The Lobster, Lady Macbeth, God’s Own Country, ’71, Calvary, Paris Can Wait and Free Fire as well as Cannes 2017 hits The Florida Project and The Rider. The films he worked on won two jury prizes in competition at Cannes and an Oscar as well as awards at Toronto, Venice, Berlin and Sundance.
Prior to Protagonist, Goodridge was a journalist, editor and critic, spending 19 years at trade paper Screen International including 12 years in Los Angeles as US editor. He was overall editor of the brand from 2009 to 2012.
Since 2011, he has also programmed the Kinoscope section at the Sarajevo Film Festival, bringing together an eclectic mix of world cinema and hosting many guests at the prestigious event.
He has sat on over 25 film festival juries including Sundance, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Seattle, Denver, Los Angeles and Chicago and chaired all three FIPRESCI juries at Cannes in 2009.
He has published several books about film-making, and is a member of BAFTA and the European Film Academy. While in Los Angeles, he was Vice President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and a member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.