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Profusion International Creative Consultancy
is a group of professionals established in London, in 2008, led by Dr Mike Phillips OBE and Ms Ramona Mitrica, working in collaboration to provide consultancy services in the field of culture and the media. (
Ramona Mitrica is a cultural manager with a successful record of organising events and tours, including the establishment of the internationally respected Romanian Film Festival in London (
is a novelist, historian, curator, and consultant to various cultural organisations across Europe.
Ramona Mitrica started out in cultural entrepreneurship after many years of being close to this phenomenon in the UK. She launched a consultancy firm and publishing house through which she brings Romanian authors on the market, exploring the Romanian popular culture: Augustin Buzura, Liviu Antonesei, Stejarel Olaru, George Arion, Bogdan Hrib, Oana Stoica-Mujea, Stelian Turlea.
She came to London in 1999, as the cultural attaché of the Embassy of Romania to the UK. Then she was director of the Ratiu Foundation/Romanian Cultural Centre in London. In 2008 she created Profusion International, her own artistic consultancy firm, and in 2011 she launched a private publishing house: Profusion Books, an independent British company, together with Mike Phillips.
Before coming to London, Ramona worked for the Romanian Cultural Foundation in Bucharest. She read philology at the University of Bucharest, then theatre studies at the University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest.
Ramona Mitrica is a manager of cultural events, an editor, a translator and now a publisher. She is director of the company Profusion International Creative Consultancy, and the moving spirit behind the Romanian Film Festival in London. In 2013 she was awarded the Ambassador's Diploma for outstanding contribution to the promotion of the image of Romania in the UK through culture.
Dr Phillips is a novelist, historian, curator, and consultant to various cultural organisations across Europe. Writer Mike Phillips was born in Georgetown, Guyana. He came to Britain as a child and grew up in London. He was educated at the University of London (English), the University of Essex (politics), and at Goldsmiths College London (education).
He has written full-time since 1992. He is best known for his crime fiction, including four novels featuring black journalist Sam Dean: Blood Rights (1989), which was adapted for BBC television, The Late Candidate (1990), winner of the Crime Writers' Association Silver Dagger Award, Point of Darkness (1994) and An Image to Die For (1995). Subsequent novels are The Dancing Face (1998), A Shadow of Myself (2000) and The Name You Once Gave Me (2006). Nonfiction works are Windrush: The Irresistible Rise of Multi-Racial Britain (1998), and London Crossings: A Biography of Black Britain (2001.
Recently he has written, translated and published a number of East European works, including Rimaru: butcher of Bucharest, with Stejarel Olaru, George Arion’s Attack in the Library, and Augustin Buzura’s Report on the State of Loneliness.
He has also produced two operas with orchestra leader Julian Joseph, and is currently in the process of writing the libretto for a new work reinterpreting Tristan and Isolde, trialled at the ROH in 2013 and to be launched on BBC TV in 2018. He is also working on the script of a movie – The Expendable Man, in production with EON Productions.
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