Works Film Group Hires Experienced Indie High Flier Julia Short

Short hired to spearhead U.K. group's acquisitions.

LONDON – Julia Short, one of the U.K.’s most experienced and popular independent executives, has been appointed head of acquisitions at the Works Film Group based in the British capital.

Short will be responsible for all the acquisitions activities of the group, which incorporates The Works U.K. Distribution, The Works International and The Film Consortium.

A former joint managing director of indie distribution and finance label Verve Pictures, Short’s resume boasts stints with PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, FilmFour Distribution and Rank Film Distributors.

She has overseen theatrical marketing campaigns for a host of titles including Trainspotting, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Fargo, Twelve Monkeys and The Usual Suspects.

Laurence Gornall, CEO of The Works Film Group, said: “Julia is an exceptional executive with excellent relationships and a wealth of experience.”