Caroline Cooper Charles is Creative England’s new Head of Film
- She was previously Creative England’s Senior Film Enterprise Executive and Head of Creative Development at Warp X
Caroline Cooper Charles, formerly Head of Creative Development at Warp X, is the new Head of Film at Creative England, the organisation that has backed winners like 45 Years [+see also:
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film profile]. She was previously Creative England’s Senior Film Executive and also worked as a consultant with them, focusing on the creation and implementation of the company’s talent development strategy for filmmakers in the English regions. Cooper Charles is also CEO at independent production company Universal Spirits, with her latest feature being The Incident. During her time at Warp X, Cooper Charles worked on low-budget features like Hush [+see also:
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Cooper Charles said, “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. 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.”
Caroline Norbury, CEO of Creative England, said, “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.”
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