Film4 names Ollie Madden as head of creative

Film4 names Ollie Madden as head of creative

Film4 has hired experienced production executive Ollie Madden, a former executive producer at Kudos, as head of creative in a direct replacement for Rose Garnett – who recently left to head BBC Films.

Madden won’t be the only fresh face at Film4, with the production firm also taking the opportunity to announce the appointment of Cassandra Carias, formerly of eOne Features, who will replace Harry Dixon as head of finance.

Director of Film4 Daniel Battsek said: “I have long been an admirer of Ollie's skills and am thrilled to have his depth and range of experience on board heading up our creative team. Cassandra comes with such an impressive wealth of knowledge and understanding of our business, and will be a huge asset as we navigate the changing landscape of film finance and distribution models.”

Madden added: “I’ve had a creative crush on Film4’s output from my earliest days in the business, and it will be a real privilege to be involved in the kind of daring, innovative films they have long been associated with.”

Madden boasts 15 years’ experience in the film and TV industry including stints at Warner Bros, Intermedia and Miramax before ultimately finding a home at Kudos from 2011. His past credits include Spooks: The Greater Good, the Sherlock Holmes franchise, Magicians and BBC1 mini-series Gunpowder.

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