Jane Roscoe, director of London Film School, leaves at the end of this term to take up an exciting new opportunity after a busy three years. The LFS Board congratulates Jane on her new appointment as Professor, Pro-Vice Chancellor, and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at UWE (University of the West of England) where she will start in September.
The arrangements for the interim management of the school are that Gisli Snaer, currently Head of Studies, will step up as Acting Director and Dan Lawson, Head of LFS Open, as Acting Chief Operating Officer. The school will launch a recruitment process for a successor Director over the summer.
Under Roscoe’s leadership LFS forged a crucial partnership with developers Ballymore / Ecoworld allowing the School to move from its current Covent Garden location to London City Island which will also be the new home of the English National Ballet. The new LFS building will add to the rapidly growing creative industries' hub in the East End of London.
The move, planned for 2018, will provide LFS with state of the art facilities to build on all the hard work that has been done to make the school curriculum more responsive to the changing needs of the film industry and to prepare today's storytellers for the industry of tomorrow.
Mike Leigh, LFS Chair says:
There is never an easy time for a school to lose a director but Jane leaves us at a time of our greatest strength and we are very grateful for all that she has done for the School in her three years here.
Jane Roscoe says:
I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to lead LFS through a time of change. I have been so lucky to have such an approachable, knowledgeable and engaged Board, as well as a Leadership Team who are ready to carry on the strategic work we have started. Together we have taken LFS into a new era.
About London Film School
Founded in 1956, LFS is one of the world's longest established graduate filmmaking schools. The school is one of three Creative Skillset Film Academies and produces over 180 films a year via its Masters programme. The LFS alumni are established in film and television production in more than eighty countries, ranging from world-renowned filmmakers such as Mike Leigh, Michael Mann, Anna Hui and Duncan Jones to writers David Thomson and Iain Sinclair and emerging talents like Gonzalo Maza who won the prestigious Silver Bear, and Rafael Kapelinski, who took a Crystal Bear for best film at the 67th Berlinale.
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