Tan France Appointed International Editor of Edinburgh TV Festival


Fashion designer, celebrity stylist and TV personality Tan France has been appointed to the newly created role of international editor for the Edinburgh TV Festival’s advisory board.

Notably known as one-fifth of the hit Netflix makeover series Queer Eye, the New York Times best-selling author and influential tastemaker most recently fronted Netflix’s fashion design competition series Next in Fashion, in addition to hosting his popular celebrity makeover series Dressing Funny on Netflix’s YouTube channel Netflix Is A Joke.

France will work with newly appointed Advisory Chair Georgia Brown and Festival Creative Director Stewart Clarke, as well as the advisory board, to shape and curate this year’s Edinburgh TV Festival (ETF), brought to you by YouTube and Screen Scotland.

France said: “I am passionate about making content that touches people around the world, and content that is truly representative of the audience watching. Whether it is on a streamer, traditional TV, or a digital platform, it’s such an exciting time to be a creative.”

“The Edinburgh TV Festival is a brilliant platform to shine a light on the amazing people in our business and their work—and to ask meaningful questions, to move the dial on what is offered to the audience. I can’t wait to be involved in shaping the TV Festival this year as international editor, and to be working with the team there, at a moment when there is incredible opportunity, as well as major challenges.”

Fatima Salaria, executive chair of the Edinburgh TV Festival, added: “Tan will bring a new dimension to the Festival as we aim to be more disruptive and challenging. He really sums up our theme of accelerating change. When you come off a call with Tan, your energy levels are higher and your belief in what’s possible goes up a notch. I can’t wait to see his influence on the festival.”