Magazine article Screen International

Julia Short Named Head of Acquisitions for the Works Film Group

Magazine article Screen International

Julia Short Named Head of Acquisitions for the Works Film Group

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Weiner, Bestwick also join The Works.

Julia Short, former managing director of UK distributor Verve Pictures, has now joined The Works Film Group as head of acquisitions.

She will be responsible for acquisitions acros The Works UK Distribution, The Works International and The Film Consortium.

Short has previously worked at Rank Film Distributors, PolyGram (where she ran the theatrical marketing department in the UK), Redbus and Film Four Distribution. She founded Verve Pictures in 2003 with Colin Burch and left the company earlier this year to become a consultant.

She is also a trustee of the Independent Cinema Office, sits on the Skillset Skills Council, mentors students from Screen Academy Scotland and is a judge on the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival and the recent Screen International Marketing and Distribution Awards. …

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