Digital News, Article, Channel 4, Culture, Film, Josh Halliday, Media, News, Television industry — July 28, 2011 14:38 — 0 Comments
Film4 names Anna Higgs as commissioning editor of digital division
A piece of news from the UK which maybe of interest to smart moviemakers looking to get their films shown. She is particularly interested in ’new talent’
Channel 4′s movie production arm Film4 has appointed Anna Higgs to the newly created role of commissioning editor of its new digital division, Film4.0.
The digital arm is aiming to explore new ways of finding talent and distributing films on the internet.
Boosted by a 50% increase in funding to £15m a year, Film4 plans to commission new and established filmmakers online.
Higgs will report to Katherine Butler, Film4′s senior commissioning editor, and starts in September.
She said: “I am incredibly excited to be heading up this groundbreaking initiative. Working with a team that has such phenomenal talent relationships and having the freedom to take risks was simply an unmissable opportunity for me.
“I look forward to Film4.0 making a real impact on how new and established talent works with digital platforms as well as connecting to audiences in new and deeper, more rewarding, ways.”
Higgs joins Film4 from the independent production company Quark Films, which she co-founded in 2006 with Gavin Humphries.
Channel 4 pledged in October that it would increase the Film4 budget to £15m a year until 2016. Film4 is best known for hits including Slumdog Millionaire and Trainspotting. Its recent productions include the comedy Four Lions and Neds.
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