EXCLUSIVE: Display Eire has employed producer Keith Potter as its new head of characteristic movie.
Potter will take workplace in October 2023, based mostly out of Dublin. As a part of the position, he’ll co-lead the manufacturing and improvement division alongside the top of tv to develop characteristic movie coverage and technique. He will even assess particular person undertaking readiness from a artistic and monetary perspective and help Irish writers, producers, and administrators throughout this course of.
As head of options, Potter will even be liable for the oversight and strategic administration of the Display Eire characteristic movie slate, from improvement by manufacturing and exploitation, working carefully with Display Eire’s Head of Distribution and Head of Advertising. The position will even see him goal to nurture relationships with financiers, broadcasters, co-production companions, gross sales brokers, and streaming platforms who put money into Irish expertise and Irish movie.
Potter joins Display Eire with 20 years of expertise, throughout which he labored throughout the event, manufacturing, and financing of European and worldwide unbiased movies. His credit embody the Oscar-winning Room, Love & Friendship, Submarine, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, and the BAFTA-winning Kelly + Victor.
Potter most not too long ago labored as a marketing consultant for Popcorn Group after which as Expertise Growth Government at Scottish Movie Expertise Community (SFTN), the place he was liable for the primary characteristic slate at SFTN, supported by Display Scotland and BFI Community. Earlier than that, he was an govt producer at Catalyst International Media, the place he labored throughout movie and tv investments for its manufacturing division.
This new position as head of options gained’t be Potter’s first stint at Display Eire. From 2013 to 2017, Potter held the place of Undertaking Supervisor at Display Eire — then named the Irish Movie Board — working throughout manufacturing and improvement for the company’s movie slate. He additionally frolicked at Ffilm Cymru Wales as head of manufacturing and improvement and was Head of Growth at Dan Movies. Potter additionally teaches at NFTS Scotland.
“I am thrilled to be joining Screen Ireland, who have an unrivaled reputation for growing and supporting storytellers at the highest level,” Potter stated. “The Irish screen industry has experienced a remarkable period breaking records internationally, and I believe the challenge and opportunity for Irish independent filmmaking has never been more vast or exciting. I’m looking forward to working with new and established Irish storytellers to support them in bringing their film projects to the big screen.”
Display Eire Chief Government Désirée Finnegan added: “Keith brings a wealth of creative expertise and knowledge across independent feature film development and production, and we are delighted to welcome him to the agency. His extensive creative development work with both emerging talent and established filmmakers, in addition to his range of experience across national film funds, will greatly benefit the Irish screen industry at a time of continued growth. We’re looking forward to working with him on a wide range of new and original Irish feature film projects.”