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Wildscreen Festival 2020

Wildscreen appoints new interim CEO to oversee first ever virtual Wildscreen Festival
By Wildscreen
17 August 2020

Wildscreen, the UK-based not-for-profit conservation organisation behind the biennial Wildscreen Festival, has today announced the appointment of Sue Martineau to the role of interim CEO, covering the maternity leave of current CEO Lucie Muir.

Sue Martineau, Wildscreen's Interim CEO
Sue Martineau, Wildscreen's Interim CEO

The appointment comes as the charity prepares to celebrate the 20th anniversary edition of Wildscreen Festival as a virtual event this October, helping to bring the natural world to the online world.

Sue joins Wildscreen having held senior leadership roles at a range of charities over the past decade, including My Life Films, where she gained insight into the power of compelling story telling. Prior to this she founded and ran a successful event company organising global events with attendees of up to 10,000. Sue will bring highly valuable and pertinent experience to Wildscreen with her unique combination of charity management and corporate event design and delivery.

Sue comments: “I feel honoured and privileged to have been given the opportunity to lead the Wildscreen team as interim CEO. Lucie Muir the current CEO has achieved so much with the charity and I am determined to ensure it continues to grow and develop. I hope that people will continue to support us as we transition our world renowned Wildscreen Festival into a virtual edition. It will be the most accessible event to date showcasing ground-breaking content and offering extensive, unrivalled networking”

During a period of handover this month, Sue will work alongside current CEO Lucie Muir and the Wildscreen team and board of Trustees to continue to engage key stakeholders, sponsors and supporters of the Festival as well as finalising the event programme and preparing for the first ever virtual Wildscreen Panda Awards, one of the most coveted awards in the global wildlife film and TV industry.

Laura Marshall, Chair of Wildscreen’s board of Trustees and CEO of Icon Films added “We are delighted to welcome Sue to the Wildscreen team and feel confident that her extensive experience in both charity management and events will enhance and strengthen the organisation. Sue is joining at a critical time for the charity, as we prepare for an exciting new era in the evolution of Wildscreen Festival.

“I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank Lucie for all her incredible and hard work over her years to date at Wildscreen, but particularly in tackling the significant challenges we faced as a result of the coronavirus pandemic over the past months with her creativity, energy and endless enthusiasm. Thanks to her efforts we are now looking forward to supporting Sue and the rest of the team to make sure this years Wildscreen Festival is the best one yet!”

Wildscreen Festival will take place from 19-23 October and tickets are currently on sale.

Welcome Sue!

Also see: Wildscreen Festival 2020 goes virtual, Wildscreen Festival Announces 2020 Panda Award Nominees & Wildscreen Festival Unveils First Ever Official Selection Programme

Wildscreen Virtual Festival 2020

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Wildscreen is an award-winning not-for-profit conservation organisation. Our goal is to convene the world’s best filmmakers and photographers with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world and so inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect it.

We are powered by an ecosystem of projects:

  • Wildscreen Exchange - a unique global hub, empowering conservation organisations by connecting them with world-leading filmmakers and photographers to create ground- breaking communications about our natural world.
  • Wildscreen Festival - the internationally renowned festival that celebrates and advances the art of natural world storytelling. The Wildscreen Festival takes place from the 19 -23 October 2020, supported by a three-month online film library from September to December.
  • Natural History Network - a membership organisation for the international wildlife film industry with over 380+ individual members and 25+ production and kit company members.

Wildscreen is based in Bristol, UK – the south west of England city nicknamed ‘Green Hollywood’ because it produces more natural history film and TV than any other city in the world. www.wildscreen.org

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