BFI names Davis as head of international

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The BFI has named Isabel Davis as Head of International, a newly-expanded role covering the BFI’s full range of activities from cultural exchange to co-productions.

According to the BFI, she will take a strategic view of all international activity at the BFI and its external funding partners. She will also be the BFI’s lead on international work, collaborating with the government, film industry, trade associations and the BFI’s various commercial partners.

Davis will continue to represent the UK’s co-producing interests internationally, playing a key role in the negotiation of treaties and maintaining and fostering relationships.

Commenting, BFI CEO Amanda Nevill said: “The BFI is hugely ambitious for British film and we fully understand the importance of focusing on this significant growth are for the benefit of UK PLC. Isabel has a thorough understanding of the international film arena and I know she will be a universally popular appointment to this important role.”

Davis transferred to the BFI from the UKFC in April 2011. She has led delegations to Brazil, India, Russia and Morocco as well as working with partners in Europe. Previously, she was head of development at Homerun Film Development.