You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Rose Garnett Named as New Chief of BBC Films

BBC Films' recent productions include Amma Asante's 'A United Kingdom'

Rose Garnett has been appointed director of BBC Films, the movie production arm of the British public broadcaster.

Garnett moves to BBC Films from Film4, where she has been head of creative since 2015. Since joining Film4 as head of development in 2013, she has managed an extensive slate of projects from a wide range of talent, 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.”

Garnett replaces Christine Langan, who left to lead Steve Coogan’s Baby Cow Prods. Since Langan’s departure, Joe Oppenheimer, commissioning executive at BBC Films, has been serving as acting head of the division.

Charlotte Moore, director of BBC Content, said that Garnett “has an impressive track record in the U.K. film industry and brings bundles of experience and passion to the role….She has a reputation for taking risks and developing new talent, and is known for working with some of the most distinctive voices.”

Daniel Battsek, director of Film4, said Garnett’s appointment at BBC Films was a “testament to her acclaimed work and the strength of Film4….Although I’m very sad to see Rose go, she is leaving us with a great forthcoming slate and an incredibly talented creative team.”

BBC Films develops and co-produces around 12 films a year. Recent productions include Amma Asante’s “A United Kingdom,” Lone Scherfig’s “Their Finest,” William Oldroyd’s “Lady Macbeth” and Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake.”

More Film

  • Ryan Coogler Black Panther Variety Feature

    Ryan Coogler to Receive Directing Honor at Palm Springs Film Festival

    Variety will honor director Ryan Coogler at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Jan. 4th as part of the annual 10 Directors to Watch Brunch at the Parker Palm Springs. The brunch is presented by AT&T. The “Black Panther” director will receive the annual creative impact in directing award. Previous recipients of this award [...]

  • Ventana Sur: 10 or So Takes

    Ventana Sur: Drilling Down on This Year’s Edition

    BUENOS AIRES —  11 takes on the biggest Ventana Sur yet, in initiatives and initial business announcements: 1.CANNES’ MOST DARING MOVE? Over the last decade, film festivals two biggest growth roadmaps have run through strengthening their industry heft, aiding an ever more challenged independent film business, and to morph into all-year-round structures. The Cannes Festival [...]

  • Ian Schrager Ian Schrager, New York,

    Studio 54 Co-Creator Ian Schrager Wants to 'Set the Record Straight'

    In the 1970s, Studio 54 was the epicenter of New York nightlife. With wildly theatrical sets, a guest list of celebs, and jet-setters that included everyone from Andy Warhol to Grace Jones, and a pulsating disco beat, the nightclub helped define the Me Decade. But its reign was short lived. In 1980, founders Steve Rubell [...]

  • 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther' Lead Critics'

    'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther,' 'First Man' Lead Critics' Choice Movie Nominations

    Fox Searchlight’s “The Favourite,” directed by rising art-house star Yorgos Lanthimos, led the field of film nominees for the 24th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Assn. announced Monday. The period comedy, a biting send-up of the court of Queen Anne, received 14 nominations including best picture, director, actress (Olivia Colman), supporting actress [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content