Claudia Yusef is named Talent Develepment Executive for the Scottish Film Talent Network.

The Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), DigiCult and Hopscotch Films have announced the appointment of Claudia Yusef as Talent Development Executive for the Scottish Film Talent Network (SFTN).

Yusef had been development executive at 42 Management & Productions, where she worked on films including Welcome To The Punch and Monsters: Dark Continent, and she takes the new post at SFTN in November.

She said: “I’m looking forward to joining this exciting and important initiative, and I’m delighted to have the opportunity to help find and nurture a new generation of Scottish talent.”

Her remit will include identifying film talent and projects suitable for funding or development support, working across feature film script development, and short film development and production.

SFTN is a consortium comprised of CMI, DigiCult and Hopscotch Films, representing Scotland in the UK wide BFI NET.WORK initiative.

Robbie Allen, Portfolio Manager for Creative Scotland said: “We are delighted that Claudia has joined the team dedicated to identifying, supporting and promoting the next generation of Scotland’s film talent. She brings with her a wealth of experience working in independent film development and production and a passion for discovering and developing new and emerging talent.”

Lizzie Francke, Senior Development and Production Executive, BFI Film Fund, added: “It has been exciting to work with filmmakers, talent and Creative Scotland on a number of original films promoting and supporting new Scottish voices from Paul Wright on For Those In Peril, Scott Graham with Shell and Iona, as well as Gregory Burke, the writer on ‘71. The BFI NET.WORK is a key initiative to support promising writers, directors and producers from all across the UK, and we look forward to working with Claudia to discover and develop the next generation of Scottish filmmaking talent.”