New Director of BBC Films


LONDON: Rose Garnett has been named as the new director of BBC Films, responsible for the development of a large and eclectic slate of features.

As director, Garnett will lead a team that will work closely with writers and filmmakers to nurture, develop and manage the very best creative talent in the industry. BBC Films is currently developing and co-producing around 12 films a year. Garnett joins the BBC from Film4, where she has been head of creative since 2015.

Charlotte Moore, the director of BBC Content, said: “Rose will be an exciting new ambassador for BBC Films. She has an impressive track record in the U.K. 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. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Joe Oppenheimer for his commitment and dedication over the last few months when he has been acting up, both the team and I are hugely grateful.”

Garnett added: “The opportunity to join BBC Films was just too good a role to turn down, especially as under Charlotte Moore the BBC feels like a place brimming with possibility and ambition. 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. It’s been an amazing four years and I leave Channel 4 with real sadness.”