Primarily based in London, the newly created function will see Lamptey determine books, theater and different materials to grow to be function movies, centered on British productions and IP. Lamptey can also be charged with recognizing new, rising U.Okay. expertise. The newly created function comes as Netflix appears to be like to widen its attain within the U.Okay. and concentrate on devoted native productions.
Lamptey spent 13 years at U.Okay. broadcaster Channel Four and movie division Film4 engaged on options and brief movie productions earlier than launching expertise hub Fruit Tree Media in 2016 to champion underrepresented voices and tales. In 2019, the previous manufacturing govt was recognized as a future chief in movie by Movie London’s management initiative.
She sits on the BAFTA movie committee and the BAFTA Studying and New Expertise Committee, and has additionally served as a tutor on the Nationwide Movie and Tv Faculty (NFTS), a dwell occasion host for BAFTA and a mentor to new writers and administrators.
Lamptey just lately wrapped filming a sci-fi miniseries for Movie 4, which focuses on folks of coloration sooner or later within the U.Okay. She is at present producing Debbie Tucker Inexperienced’s function movie, “Ear for Eye.” Her different credit embrace “Fright Bites,” “Random Acts,” “Sitting in Limbo” and “Aisha and Abhaya.”
Scott Stuber, head of movie at Netflix, stated: “Fiona has been widely recognized for developing underrepresented stories and talent, and has quickly made her mark on the U.K. film industry. We are excited that Fiona is joining the team and further deepening our commitment and investment to U.K. stories and talent.”
Lamptey added: “As director of U.K. 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.”
Lamptey joins a U.Okay. staff that features former Sky govt Anne Mensah, who now oversees unique scripted/drama for the streaming large’s U.Okay. operation; ex-STXInternational govt David Kosse, overseeing non-English language movie; former BBC Storyville head Kate Townsend, who manages documentaries; ex-Nickelodeon govt Alexi Wheeler, who oversees children and household; and former ITV commissioner Ben Kelly and ex-Expectation Leisure govt producer Daisy Lilley, who handle non-fiction.
The U.Okay. is certainly one of Netflix’s high three places for manufacturing globally, alongside the U.S. and Canada. Extra just lately, the streamer shot “Sex Education” in Wales, “Outlaw King” in Scotland and “Rebecca” in places throughout the nation.
Upcoming Netflix U.Okay. function movies embrace “Midnight Sky,” “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” and “The Dig.”