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We’re excited to introduce Filippo Perfido as the new Creative Director of GMAC Film – welcome Filippo!

Italian born Filippo Perfido has been a development producer for international pioneering production company Zodiak Active while trend-watching content production as a consultant on Zodiak’s Creative Lab team. With over 15 years’ experience as an independent producer, writer and director, Filippo has created award-winning factual content for both film and TV, alongside corporate collaborations with many leading brands including Campari, Red Bull and Nike.

After running his own record label in the late nineties, Filippo ventured into filmmaking with no formal training. He has since produced content for Italy’s national public broadcasting company RAI before joining the team at MTV Italy as the Producer and Commissioning Editor for News and Documentaries and Executive Producer of all youth entertainment content.

Filippo said; “Spotting and supporting talent has always been the best part of my job in Italy. Now GMAC Film is giving me the opportunity to develop and work with talented young filmmakers, producers and writers from diverse backgrounds in a time when it’s much needed. I feel honoured to be part of such an inspiring team and organisation.”

Mark Langdon, Chair GMAC Film, commented; “GMAC Film is delighted to be able to appoint a new Chief Executive with such a depth of industry experience coupled with a clear understanding of GMAC Film’s social mission. The board of directors is confident Filippo’s appointment will help to garner the recognition and support of funders and policy makers in Scotland and the UK which is vital to GMAC Film’s ongoing development. The board also wishes to express its thanks and best wishes to outgoing Chief Executive Dale Corlett who leaves the role after 10 years to become Head of Talent Development at New Zealand film.”

At the New Zealand Film Commission Dale will manage a development team of 3 executives and a budget of £1.7m. He will work closely with the commission’s delegated funded industry organisations, partners and the Screen Advisory Board which includes Sir Peter Jackson (LOTR, HOBBIT), Fran Walsh (HOBBIT, THE LOVELY BONES), Jane Campion (TOP OF THE LAKE, PIANO), James Cameron (AVATAR), John Landau (AVATAR) and Andrew Adamson (SHREK) on the identification and development of outstanding New Zealand Screen talent.

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