Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Battsek Appointed Film London Chairman (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Daniel Battsek Appointed Film London Chairman (Exclusive)

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Film4 director takes on the role from producer David Parfitt.

Daniel Battsek

Film London has named director of Film4 Daniel Battsek as its new chairman.

He takes over from Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt, who has chaired the agency since 2010.

Battsek, who will remain in his role at Film4, will take over the position after Parfitt’s final board meeting as chair today (27 Sept).

Before joining Film4 in 2016, Battsek previously ran the film divisions of Cohen Media Group, National Geographic and Miramax in the US, and Buena Vista International and Palace Pictures in the UK. Recent Film4 titles include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lean On Pete, The Killing Of A Sacred Deer and You Were Never Really Here.

Battsek said: “I’ve long been impressed with Film London when I’ve collaborated with them during my time in the US. As a born and bred Londoner recently returned to my home city, I’m greatly honoured to be stepping into David Parfitt’s shoes and would like to congratulate him on the achievements of the organisation during his tenure. …

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