Magazine article Screen International

Former Focus Executive Isabelle Stewart Joins Protagonist (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

Former Focus Executive Isabelle Stewart Joins Protagonist (Exclusive)

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Stewart will lead on acquisitions and report to CEO Dave Bishop.

Isabelle Stewart

Protagonist Pictures has appointed Isabelle Stewart as head of acquisitions with immediate effect.

Reporting to CEO Dave Bishop, Stewart will oversee acquisitions and attend major festivals and markets for the company.

Stewart joins Protagonist from Focus Features, where she was director of acquisitions and production and worked on titles including Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete and Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro.

Prior to her post at Focus, she held acquisitions roles at Universal Pictures International Productions and Studiocanal.

In 2017, she joined Protagonist’s director of international sales George Hamilton as one of Screen’s Future Leaders in sales and acquisitions.

Protagonist’s current slate includes Sean Baker’s The Florida Project, William Oldroyd’s debut feature Lady Macbeth, and Francis Lee’s God’s Own Country, all three of which received 2018 BAFTA nominations. …

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