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27 February 2017

Rose Garnett named as new Director of BBC Films

The BBC today (monday 27 February) announced that Rose Garnett will become the new Director of BBC Films. She joins the BBC from Film4 where she has been Head of Creative since 2015.

Rose will have responsibility for the development of a large and eclectic slate of feature films. BBC Films is at the forefront of independent film making in the UK, developing and co-producing around twelve films a year. As Director, Rose will lead a team who will work closely with writers and filmmakers to nurture, develop and manage the very best creative talent in the industry.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content said: “Rose will be an exciting new ambassador for BBC Films. She has an impressive track record in the UK film industry and brings bundles of experience and passion to the role. I believe she will lead BBC Films into a bright future with work that will push the boundaries; she has a reputation for taking risks and developing new talent, and is known for working with some of the most distinctive voices.”

Rose Garnett said: “I’m really looking forward to joining the BBC Films team and the excitement of taking the next steps in building a vibrant and bold department. I’ve loved working at Film4: it’s been an enormous privilege to have been part of such a wonderful company, working with a set of brilliant and inspiring colleagues and most of all, the chance to work with some of the best storytellers in the world. Its been an amazing four years and I leave Channel 4 with real sadness.”

More about Rose Garnett

As Head of Creative at Film4 since 2015, Rose managed an extensive slate of projects from a wide range of talent, from first-time filmmakers to established directors.

At Film4, Rose has developed and executive produced an array of recent successful UK films including Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette and Andrea Arnold’s American Honey. Upcoming projects include Sebastian Lelio’s Disobedience, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Clio Barnard’s Dark River and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite.

Rose began her time at Film4 as Head of Development in 2014 before being promoted to Head of Editorial in 2014 and finally Head of Creative in 2015.

An established theatre and film producer, her first job in 1993 was as the producer of Talking Tongues Theatre Company with David Farr, Rachel Weisz and Sasha Hails. She and Farr then took over the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill where they commissioned and worked with many writers and directors including Lee Hall, Tracy Letts, Dominic Cook and Sarah Kane. Garnett has worked as a script editor and producer, with her credits including Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (Associate Producer) and Katrina Boorman’s Me And Me Dad (Executive Producer).