David Smith

Director of Screen

Email: [email protected]

Telephone: +44 141 302 1766


David Smith’s appointment as Director of Screen at Screen Scotland follows a career working within film and television, making significant contributions in the festivals/exhibition sector and in television production.

David was previously Managing Director of award winning TV production company Matchlight. In the last ten years, alongside this work, he has been an active participant in strategic development work undertaken to grow both Scotland’s television sector and public support for that sector.

Since 2015 he has worked within PACT Council to inform its policy from a Scottish perspective contributing to MOL policy, diversity policy and international trade and international development initiatives.

Most recently, Smith initiated Glasgow’s successful bid campaign to be the location of a “creative hub” for Channel 4 – a strategic outcome that has cemented Glasgow’s status as a key part of the UK’s television sector.