Rose Garnett has been appointed as the new director of BBC Films.

Garnett joins the BBC from Film4 where she has been Head of Creative since 2015.

She takes over from Christine Langan, who left last autumn to join indie Baby Cow as CEO.

Since then Joe Oppenheimer, Commissioning Executive, BBC Films, has been Acting Head of Films.

At Film4, Garnett has developed and executive produced UK films including Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette and Andrea Arnold’s American Honey.

Garnett began her time at Film4 as Head of Development in 2014 before being promoted to Head of Editorial in 2014 and finally Head of Creative in 2015.

An established theatre and film producer her first job in 1993 was as the producer of Talking Tongues Theatre Company with David Farr, Rachel Weisz and Sasha Hails. She and Farr then took over the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill where they commissioned and worked with writers and directors including Lee Hall, Tracy Letts, Dominic Cook and Sarah Kane.

Garnett has worked as a script editor and producer, with her credits including Darren Aronofsky’s Black Swan (Associate Producer) and Katrina Boorman’s Me And Me Dad (Executive Producer).

Staff Reporter

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