Magazine article Screen International

UK's Rose Garnett, Lizzie Francke, Tessa Ross among International Figures Invited to Join AMPAS

Magazine article Screen International

UK's Rose Garnett, Lizzie Francke, Tessa Ross among International Figures Invited to Join AMPAS

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International directors Luca Guadagnino, Annemarie Jacir, Ruben Ostland, Nadine Labaki and Lee Chang-Dong also invited.

Rose Garnett, Lizzie Francke, Tessa Ross

Rose Garnett, the head of BBC Films, Lizzie Francke, senior development and production executive at the BFI, and Tessa Ross, the former head of Film4 and now an independent producer at House Productions, are among the leading UK figures invited to join AMPAS on Monday June 25.

The US Academy said this is its most diverse membership drive with a record 928 people invited to join the Academy from 59 countries. The invitation list comprised 49% females and 38% people of colour.

Further international executive invitees included renowned sales people Sharon Harel-Cohen, the chairwoman of WestEnd Films, Michael Weber, managing director of The Match Factory, and Charlotte Mickie, head of sales at Celluloid Dreams.

The UK producers invited to join the Academy include Graham Broadbent and Pete Czernin of Blueprint Pictures, Andrea Calderwood of Potboiler Productions, Natasha Dack-Ojumu and Nikki Parrott of Tigerlily Films, David Lawson of Smoking Dogs Films, Rebecca O’Brien of Sixteen Films, Carla Shelly of Aardman Animations, and Nira Park of Big Talk Productions.

The international producers invited included France’s Said Ben Said of SBS Productions, Charles Gillibert of CG Cinema, and Carole Scotta of Haut et Court, Sweden’s Erik Hemmendorff of Plattform Produktion, Australia’s Bridget Ikin of Felix Media, Germany’s Roman Paul of Razor Film, Ireland’s Paul Young of Cartoon Saloon, and Denmark’s Vibeke Windeløv of Good Company Films. …

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