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Born in Liverpool, Mike Jefferies is a British screenwriter and film producer.
Jefferies founded the highly successful media and publishing group Mondiale in 1991 which he sold to the Daily Mail in 1999 after winning the HRH Queens Award for Export in 1998.
In 2000 Jefferies moved to Los Angeles where he founded and subsequently sold the B2B media group Line 56
Jefferies lives in South Africa for the majority of the year and visits England and LA for business and pleasure.
In 2002 he moved into the world of feature film writing and producing, beginning with the soccer trilogy Goal!
Jefferies co-wrote the three screenplays for Goal! with Adrian Butchart and contributions from veteran British writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais and Terry Loane. The story of a young illegal immigrant, rising from poverty to become one of the World's greatest players was released by Disney and has been shown in 38 countries worldwide.
Jefferies was again one of the writers on the second part of the trilogy, Goal! 2: Living the Dream..., which was released in the USA in Summer 2008. Jefferies also co-wrote part three of the trilogy Goal! 3: Taking on the World with Piers Ashworth
Jefferies Produced all three films.
In September 2004 Jefferies tried to acquire Liverpool Football Club with former Miramax Executive Stuart Ford.
In October 2010, as part of a fans' campaign against the ownership, Jefferies conceived and Directed a short film entitled 'Dear Mr Hicks' which was released virally via 'YouTube'. It featured celebrity fans of the club giving their reasons why they wanted to see a change of ownership. The Independent newspaper praised the video saying: "True to the city's capacity to create something out of adversity, a wonderfully inventive viral film, Dear Mr Hicks, has been published online to make it clear where he ought to go. The fans' view can be summarised thus: away, and soon". It was claimed that the video was watched 400 000 times in 42 hour and 1 million times in the first ten days.
Jefferies next film project is Jesse a biopic about the legendary Olympic athlete Jesse Owens starring Anthony Mackie
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