New head of film at Creative England

Caroline Cooper Charles has been appointed head of film at Creative England. Charles was previously senior film enterprise executive at the organisation.

Charles has extensive experience leading a Creative England programme of support for the growth and sustainability of film companies in England. She has also consulted for Creative England on talent development throughout the country.

"It's a fantastically exciting time to be taking the helm of the Creative England film team. Working with talent across the whole of England presents a real multiplicity of ideas and perspectives which enrich our storytelling culture," said Charles.  

"Recent successes such as 45 Years show that audiences are thirsty for films that reflect this broader landscape of life and I can't wait to get started bringing more of these stories to the screen."

In addition to her new role with Creative England, Charles is also CEO of Universal Spirits, a company that specialises in productions involving new and emerging British talent.

Before launching Universal Spirits, Charles worked on numerous low-budget features as head of creative development at Warp X. She also has executive producer credits on productions including Andrea Arnold's Oscar-winning short Wasp.

"We are thrilled that Caroline has accepted the role, and know that her expertise and passion for independent film will drive the team here at Creative England to discover, nurture and champion talent more than ever before," said Caroline Norbury MBE, CEO of Creative England.


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