Magazine article Screen International

Met Film Appoints Chris Maples as Chief Executive

Magazine article Screen International

Met Film Appoints Chris Maples as Chief Executive

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Met Film, the company that runs the Met Film School in London and Berlin and production outfit Met Film Production housed at Ealing studios, has hired Chris Maples as CEO.

A former VP Europe for music streaming platform Spotify, Maples has 26 years' experience in media and was also previously commercial director, consumer and online, at software giant Microsoft.

Incumbent CEO Jonny Persey will move across to a newly created director position as Maples steps in.

Chris Maples commented on his appointment: "I couldn't be more excited about joining Met Film at this critical time in its history. Story telling and film making have now become ubiquitous in the lives of younger people, with more people creating more content on more devices that ever before.

"Growing Met Film to ensure that we best prepare our students with the skills to really stand out, whilst ensuring they have a great practical business knowledge is our goal. …

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