Netflix has employed Fiona Lamptey as Director of UK Options, a task that may see her tasked with figuring out books, theatre, and different materials to turn into function movies centered on British productions and IP.
Lamptey joins from her personal banner Fruit Tree Media, centered on championing unrepresented voices, which she fashioned after 13 years of working at Channel 4 / Film4. She was a BFI Imaginative and prescient Awardee in 2020.
Based mostly in London as a part of the streamer’s quickly increasing UK presence, she can even look to establish rising British expertise to deliver into the Netflix fold.
“Fiona has been widely recognized for developing underrepresented stories and talent, and has quickly made her mark on the UK film industry. We are excited that Fiona is joining the team and further deepening our commitment and investment to UK stories and talent,” mentioned Scott Stuber, Head of Netflix Movie.
“As Director of UK Features, I’m eager to continue championing fresh, arresting and provocative ideas, where both new and established voices are empowered to tell their stories. I look forward to working with Scott to help connect distinctively British, and globally appealing filmmakers and their work to a wider audience,” added Lamptey.
The UK is a high three manufacturing territory for Netflix, behind solely the U.S. and Canada. The streamer signed a prolonged take care of Shepperton Studios final 12 months to make the location its manufacturing hub. Upcoming Netflix UK function consists of Midnight Sky, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey and The Dig.
Lamptey joins an ever-growing record of senior UK execs, with the likes of Anne Mensah (scripted/drama), David Kosse (non-English movie), Kate Townsend (documentaries), Alexi Wheeler (youngsters and household), and Ben Kelly and Daisy Lilley (nonfiction) already in situ.