Daniel Battsek
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United Kingdom
2018

Film4

Daniel
Battsek

Director

Coming off the success of Martin McDonagh’s “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” which scored seven Oscar nominations and won two, Battsek is maintaining the company’s brand of multi-layered auteur filmmaking. With an annual budget of £25 million ($32.2 million), Film4 champions both British and international filmmakers in its global partnerships. It has become an awards-season staple, with Oscar winners including best pictures “Slumdog Millionaire” and “12 Years a Slave.” On its latest slate are “12 Years” director Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” and Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cannes winner “Cold War.” Battsek, who loves “anything that takes the audience by surprise,” became chair for British screen agency Film London in 2017.

Career

  • Miramax
  • Film4
  • Cohen Media Group

Education

  • Oxford Brookes University (UK)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
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Daniel Battsek to Lead Channel 4's Movie Division Film4

Daniel Battsek to Lead Channel 4's Movie Division Film4

LONDON -- Daniel Battsek is to be director of Channel 4's movie division Film4, following the news that David Kosse is to step down to join STX Entertainment.Battsek will join Film4 in July, relocating to the U.K. from New York after fulfilling his contract as president of Cohen Media Group. Previously, Battsek was president of National Geographic Films, and before that he was president of filmed entertainment at Miramax Films. Kosse will continue working for Film4 during the transition period...

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