The Directors of Imperial Music & Media Plc, the PLUS quoted music talent investment company are pleased to announce that Patricia Hammond has signed a film option and a script is currently in development with DJ Films. DJ Films was founded by Damian Jones, who is a BAFTA winning English producer. Mr Jones’ credits include Adulthood, The History Boys, Welcome to Sarajevo, Gridlock’d, Millions and Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. DJ Films’ most recent film is ‘The Iron Lady’, which is a portrayal of Margaret Thatcher (played by Meryl Streep), it was launched in the UK last week and has attracted sell-out crowds at cinemas.
The Company announced on 21 September 2010, that Patricia Hammond signed an exclusive recording, publishing and management contract with the Company for an initial term of 5 years, renewable with the consent of both parties.
Patricia Hammond is British-Canadian mezzo-soprano, who studied singing in Canada and Switzerland before moving to the UK in 2001. She has appeared as an oratorio soloist in Europe and North America, as well as London’s Queen Elizabeth and Royal Festival Halls under Ivan Fischer and Sir Simon Rattle with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and recently performed in Geneva’s Victoria Hall as part of the Fête de la Musique. In opera, Patricia has appeared at the Wexford Festival, Covent Garden’s Linbury Theatre and the Herodus Atticus Theatre in Athens. She has been featured on BBC Radio 3 and BBC4 Television, and Radio 4’s “Midweek” with Libby Purves in April 2010. “Le Charme”, her CD of French song, was Editor’s Choice in the American Record Guide in 2007, and she has just released “One Day When We Were Young” on a Sony compilation of nostalgic favourites. In addition to her work in classical music, she is a fervent researcher of popular songs from bygone eras, and sings with the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra, one of the UK’s best 1930s-style dance bands.
Her recently released CD ‘Our Lovely Day’ has been described by Sir Michael Parkinson as “a music box of vintage treasures beautifully performed by a remarkable woman”.
The Directors of the Company accept responsibility for this announcement.