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30/04/2001

FILM COUNCIL ANNOUNCES NEW APPOINTMENTS

THE Film Council have announced the following recent staff appointments:
Norman Brock has been appointed Production and Development Executive for the Film Council Premiere Fund. Before joining the Film Council, Brock worked as a development consultant for Robert Jones at Jonescompany and as a creative producer with Philippe Bober at the Co-production Office in Berlin. He was associate producer for Lou Ye's ‘Suzhou River’ winner of the Tiger Award at the 2000 Rotterdam Film Festival. He has written feature screenplays for Bruce LaBruce and Maja Weiss, and has been a consultant to Colin Vaines, Karl Baumgartner and the European Media Development Agency.
Emma Clarke has been appointed Senior Executive for the New Cinema Fund and will be assessing applications and will work with all creative teams. Most recently Clarke worked for Fine Line Features as the Vice President of Acquisitions and Production, sourcing material worldwide for production and distribution and building the company's presence in Europe.
Gillian Clyde has been appointed as Head of Legal and will be responsible for all contracting business and legal advice from development to production, financing, distribution and general corporate matters affecting the Film Council. Before joining the Film Council, Clyde was the Manager of Business and Legal Affairs at Buena Vista Productions Ltd in the UK.
Dan MacRae has been appointed the Deputy Head of Development for the Development Fund. MacRae comes directly from Scottish Screen where he was Executive Producer on a range of short film projects, principally Tartan Shorts in conjunction with the BBC and New Found Land in conjunction with Scottish Television.
Luke Morris has been appointed Production and Acquisitions Executive for the Premiere Fund. Morris will track talent and be involved in the acquisition of projects. Morris previously worked at Jonescompany Productions and independently produced the short film ‘Je T'aime John Wayne’, nominated for this year's BAFTA Best Short Film award.
Natalie Wreyford has been appointed Development Executive for the Development Fund. Her responsibilities will include assessing applications as well as developing projects and building relationships with new and established talent across the industry. Wreyford previously worked as a Development Executive for Granada Film and has worked extensively as a script reader for various UK production companies.
Jennifer Barrett has been appointed Senior Business Affairs Executive working across the three production funds for the Business Affairs Department. Prior to joining the Film Council, Barrett worked for BBC Films, Flashpoint and Zenith. (CD)
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