Firecrest Films has boosted its senior team with the promotion of Emma Curtis to Director of Business.
Emma Curtis has been appointed to the newly created role to recognise her expanded remit at the heart of the senior team at Firecrest Films.
Curtis who was previously the indie’s Head of Production, steps up to manage the company’s business, across production, distribution, staffing, resources and financial planning, working closely with Managing Director Nicole Kleeman and Creative Director Iain Scollay.
Curtis joined Firecrest in 2017 as a Production Manager and was quickly promoted first to Production Exec and then Head of Production in 2019.
Firecrest’s recent output includes the hit BBC single Liar – The Fake Grooming Scandal and BBC series Murder Trial with unique access to Scottish courts. The indie is also behind Highland Cops, recently recommissioned in a double order for 2 x 6 x 60 series, Secrets of the Supermarket Own Brands with Denise Van Outen for Channel 4 and the Amazon Original series Three Mothers, Two Babies and a Scandal.
Curtis has played a significant role in Firecrest’s drive to grow talent in Scotland, devising and partnering on a number of schemes and initiatives to develop production talent from entry level though to executives. Firecrest was named one of the best indies for new talent in 2023 and pioneered the BBC’s Elevate scheme which targets senior disabled talent.
Emma Curtis said, “Firecrest feels like my TV home. I’m incredibly proud to be a part of such a reputable company and to work with Nicole and Iain who have created an environment where I feel I can do my best work. I’m delighted to be stepping up into this role and am looking forward to more exciting times ahead”.
Firecrest Managing Director Nicole Kleeman said, “Emma has been at the centre of Firecrest’s success. Our turnover has tripled since she joined. She has helped us build a significant creative business in Glasgow with an outstanding reputation for both for our positive company culture and our award-winning output. We’re delighted to see her take on more.”
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