Welcome from Isabel Davis, Executive Director
Thank you for your interest in the role of Director of Screen.
Screen Scotland, the newly established screen unit housed within Creative Scotland, represents a real step change in opportunity for Scotland’s screen industries. With a significant increase in resources and a shared strategic vision, it’s time for Scotland’s talented film and TV sectors to fulfil their potential, and to create a highly attractive environment for incoming creative companies and productions.
I feel privileged to be given the responsibility of leading Screen Scotland, developing, promoting and supporting Scotland’s phenomenal range of screen talent, facilities, crews, locations and the broader industry.
The newly enhanced investment for Scotland’s screen industry doubles our overall spend on screen to £20million and our plans for increased world class film and TV studio facilities make this a very exciting time for Scotland. There is huge opportunity to drive growth and increase screen production including a focus on opportunities as yet untapped in Scotland within TV.
Since starting my role in September last year, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of our incredible colleagues, collaborators and partners and I’m genuinely excited about Scotland’s talent, passion and plans to enable our screen industries to achieve the level of success they so richly deserve.
I’m seeking to build our capabilities and the Director of Screen is a critical leadership role to support on matters relating to film and television work across development, production, distribution, exhibition, audience development, skills and talent development and screen commission activities.
You’ll play an instrumental role in furthering the development and successful growth of the sector nationally and internationally by ensuring that Creative Scotland operates effectively as an intelligent funder and development body.
Most likely, you’ll be highly experienced in policy and external affairs developed in a leadership capacity within a complex organisation. You’ll be a natural relationship builder and be able to manage effective relationships with a wide range of stakeholders across government, private and voluntary sectors.
We hope the information provided will give you further detail around our ambitious plans to double production spend and increase Scottish company growth by 2022/23. If you’re as excited as we are to join our organisation during an unprecedented commitment to screen by the Scottish Government, and through the National Lottery, then I am keen to hear from you!