Ffilm Cymru Wales announces new Head of Creative Business

We are pleased to introduce Kimberley Warner as our new Head of Creative Business.

In her new role at Ffilm Cymru Wales, Kimberley manages the Talent department, applying the company’s Magnifier ethos across its work. The department offer includes BFI NETWORK Wales, Company Support and Hatch, for example. By baking in additional IP exploration and the knowledge networks required, Magnifier systematically places audience and IP at the centre of film development and company growth strategies from the earliest stages.

Informed by her previous work as Development Executive at Ffilm Cymru Wales, as well as her work in distribution, sales and production, Kimberley comments: 

“I’m excited to bring my appreciation for the writers, directors and producers of Wales (whose talent and drive are the lifeblood of this industry) to this new strategic role. The local film industry that Ffilm Cymru set out to develop just ten years ago is beginning to show its muscle, with a Cannes-selection complementing an already award-winning slate of feature films. Many of these films are accompanied by games, educational resources or other IP and our talent are reaping the rewards: we have the potential to be the most agile and entrepreneurial small nation entertainment industry in the world and through targeted funding, support and partnerships, I’m confident we can bring that ambition to life.”

The former Head of Acquisitions and Development at sales agents/distributors Mercury Media and Journeyman Pictures, Kimberley built the world’s first SVOD platform for documentaries in partnership with The Guardian, broke the landmark Wikileaks’ and Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s ‘Iraq War Files’ report, and worked with filmmakers of the calibre of Ken Loach, Kim Longinotto, Franny Armstrong and James Moll. Her work as a creative producer on Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah was Grierson, Cinema Eye Honor, IDA and Oscar-nominated in 2016.