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Universal Pictures executive David Kosse has been appointed director of Channel 4’s movie-making arm Film4, succeeding Tessa Ross – who announced her departure earlier this year to become chief executive of the National Theatre.
Kosse will take up the new post on November 1st.
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham said: “After a very thorough search, I am delighted that David Kosse will lead the next chapter of Film4. David is one of the most respected leaders in the film industry today. He has built impeccable creative relationships with British and international talent and is also steeped in knowledge and experience of changing distribution models in film.”
Kosse said: “This is undeniably one of the best jobs in the British film industry. I’ve always had a passion for film and film-makers and been a huge advocate for and a supporter of the British film industry so I am really excited about joining Film4.”