Isabel Davis

Executive Director
Telephone 0141 302 1775

Areas of responsibility

Isabel leads Screen Scotland and, with its team and partnership agencies, will deliver the ambition and outcomes set out in the Collaborative Screen Proposal.

To drive growth, Isabel will negotiate major new Screen sector deals and partnerships, in Scotland, across the UK, and internationally.

Isabel will lead on the Screen Scotland's relationship with Scotland’s Screen industry and the international Screen industry. The role will also deputise for the Chief Executive on key stakeholder relationships relating to Screen, particularly with the Scottish and UK Governments.

Background and experience

From 2011–2018, Isabel was the BFI’s Head of International. In a role combining editorial, production and policy expertise, Isabel delivered the BFI’s international strategy. Isabel negotiated film co-production treaties with China, Brazil and led on the building of industry relationships with those countries as well as with India, Morocco, Jamaica and a number of European territories.

As a Production Executive / Executive Producer on several high profile UK co-productions, Isabel backed films including Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War which premiered at Cannes 2018 in Official Selection, winning Best Director; Haifaa Al Mansour’s Mary ShelleyYorgos Lanthimos’ Oscar nominated The LobsterClaire Denis' High Life; and Victor Kossakovsky’s Aquarela.