Popular Video Streaming Platform, Netflix has recruited Fruit Tree Media executive, Fiona Lamptey as its director of U.K. features.
The role emphasises mostly on using theater and other material to develop into feature films, focused on British productions and IP. Fiona Lamptey would ensure that new emerging U.K. talent are developed and trained to meet international standard.
Oyogist.com further learnt that Netflix would widen its reach in the U.K. and focus on dedicated local productions.
Lamptey while reacting to her new appointment said thus: “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.”
Also, Scott Stuber who is the head of film at Netflix, said: “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.”
Fiona Lamptey spent 13 years as a U.K. broadcaster and also worked for a popular film division Company. She was selected as a future leader in film through Film London’s leadership initiative in 2019.