In a widely-rumoured move, theIrish Film Board has confirmed the appointment of Simon Perry as CEO, effectiveJanuary 9 of next year.
Perry, a former producer andhead of British Screen Finance between 1991 and 2000, is currently President ofAteliers du Cinema Europeen (ACE), the
From February 2003 to March2004, he was director of co-productions at Ingenious Film & Television, the
Perry has also acted asconsultant to a wide range of public and private agencies.
He has been a
Commenting on theappointment James Morris, IFB Chairman said "Simon Perry brings a depth ofknowledge and achievement in international film production that few can equal."
As the head of BritishScreen from 1991 to 2000, he helped numerous high profile European films makeit to the screen including Neil Jordan's TheCrying Game and Ken Loach's Spanish epic
Simon Perry said, "Fora good many years I have watched the rise of
Reacting to the announcementDavid McLoughlin, ceo of Screen Producers Ireland said, "We aredelighted that the Board has appointed someone of this calibre and experience.It is a very important role in
"His most urgent taskwill be to follow through with work already initiated by the Film Board toaddress