Screen Scotland bolsters strategic team

Today, Screen Scotland has announced the appointment of two new roles to support Scotland’s film and TV sector.

Sambrooke Scott, former Manager of Film Hub Scotland, has been appointed as Head of Audience Development.

This new role will lead the future growth and diversification of audiences for Scotland’s film and TV output, including developing Screen Scotland’s strategy for festivals, distribution and exhibition.

Sambrooke Scott, Head of Audience Development at Screen Scotland said: “I'm very excited to join the experienced and committed team at Screen Scotland. Our industry is facing unprecedented challenges but now more than ever film plays a vital part in people's lives; providing connection, engagement, release and escapism. I'll be working with my colleagues and our partners across Scotland and the UK to support the sector through this worrying time and, once it passes, to thrive again."

Louise Acheson, who was previously Screen Officer at Screen Scotland has been appointed as Head of Business and Market Development. This new role will be responsible for building capacity, sustainability and growth of Scotland’s film and TV sector, working with industry and enterprise agency partners, and providing tailored business support to Scotland’s film and TV production companies.

Louise Acheson, Head of Business and Market Development at Screen Scotland said: “I am honoured to be taking on this new role, at a time of significant changes and challenges in the screen sector. The creative output of film and TV companies in Scotland is of renowned high quality, and I will be working collaboratively with the Screen Scotland team and our partners, to support business resilience and help Scotland’s Film and TV sector grow."

Sambrooke Scott and Louise Acheson's headshots are cut together. They both smile at the camera.

Sambrooke Scott, Head of Audience Development (left) and Louise Acheson, Head of Business and Market Development (right)

Isabel Davis, Executive Director at Screen Scotland said: “These are two fantastic new hires for Scotland. They each bring new thinking, expertise and energy to these two critical areas of our strategy and will accelerate our resilience and growth programme for the sector.”

Alongside these roles, Screen Scotland has recently advertised three further vacancies Head of Scripted, Head of Unscripted and Head of Production to provide a more specialised approach to development and production in Scotland.

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