The Grierson Trust appoints Sky's James Quinn to its board of trustees

The Grierson Trust welcomes Sky's Commissioning Editor for Factual and Documentaries, James Quinn, to its Board of Trustees following the departure of Celia Taylor.

James Quinn

Chairman of the Board, Lorraine Heggessey says, "I’m delighted to welcome James as the newest member to The Grierson Trust Board. His knowledge of the genre is unparalleled and his passion for factual filmmaking is infectious. I very much look forward to working with him during the coming months particularly as an inspirational mentee for our DocLab 2016 cohort."

James Quinn is a commissioning editor at Sky, commissioning documentary series and factual programmes for Sky 1 and Sky Arts, and feature documentaries for Sky Atlantic and theatrical release. Before commissioning, he occupied senior positions at several leading indies, including Head of Special Projects at Oxford Film & Television and Head of Factual at October Films. He is also Honorary Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. His books include Adventures in the Lives of Others, a collection of essays by some of the biggest names in factual filmmaking, and This Much is True, a landmark volume on the art of directing documentaries.

James joins fellow Trustees Liz Brion, Judith Chan, Jo Clinton-Davis, Alex Cooke, Amy Flanagan, Briony Hanson, David DeHaney, Liesel Evans, Morgan Matthews, Tom McDonald, Sanjay Singhal and Andy Whittaker.

Published: 25 April 2016

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