Eva Yates, Commissioning Executive, BBC Films
Eva Yates is BBC Films’s Commissioning Executive, with a particular focus on new and emerging talent, and low-budget filmmaking. Alongside her feature and shorts slates, she oversees and executive produces on iFeatures with Creative England, and Microwave with FilmLondon, both in partnership with the BFI. Most recently for BBC Films, she has executive produced Remi Weekes’s debut His House starring Wunmi Mosaku and Sope Dirisu, Sacha Polak’s Dirty God and short films including Ruth Paxton’s Be Still My Beating Heart starring Maxine Peake. Prior to joining the BBC, she worked for 8 years as an executive at Film4, where she EP’d Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not A Witch, which won the BAFTA for Outstanding British Debut; Tinge Krishnan’s Been So Long starring Michaela Coel and Arinze Kene and nearly 20 shorts including Kibwe Tavares’s Jonah starring Daniel Kaluuya and Aneil Karia’s bafta-nominated Work. Other credits include American Honey, Carol, 45 Years, Suffragette and Duke of Burgundy. During this period, she worked closely with Wellcome Trust on the Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, and advised for BIFA and on numerous new talent schemes. She began her career in arts at BBC Scotland, and in production and development roles including Revolution Films and UKFC.