Ed Clarke leaves Capitol for Kudos

Exec will head development for U.K. shingle

LONDON – Ed Clarke has joined U.K. shingle Kudos Pictures as head of development.

He was previously head of development and acquisitions at Capitol Films, where he worked on projects including “Edge of Love,” “Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead,” “Shrooms” and “Under the Mountain.”

Before that he worked as course producer and tutor for the development training organization Arista.

Part of Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group, Kudos Pictures is run by Paul Webster and Stephen Garrett. It produced “Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day” for Focus Features, and the upcoming flamingo doc “The Crimson Wing” for Disney.

Its next production is “If the Spirit Moves You,” to be directed by Rowan Woods from a script by Abi Morgan.

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