Creative Scotland has announced the appointment of Natalie Usher as Director of Film & Media. She will take up her post in early May.
Currently a Partner in the Film and TV Group at Lee & Thompson, one of the UK’s leading Media and Entertainment law firms, Natalie specialises in the financing, production and distribution of film and TV, representing producers and financiers.
Natalie has extensive experience of working with the film and TV sector in Scotland, the UK and internationally and has worked with a large number of Scottish producers.
Prior to joining Lee & Thompson, Natalie was Senior Business Affairs Executive at the UK Film Council, where she was legal advisor to the New Cinema Fund, the production fund dedicated to innovative approaches to filmmaking and the development of new talent.
She also spent time as Senior Counsel at HIT Entertainment and, before that, as Head of Business Affairs at Gullane Entertainment.