Emma Berkofsky

Head of Development, Lionsgate

Emma is currently Head of Development at Lionsgate UK, developing a wide-ranging slate of British films. Most recently Emma was Executive Producer for Lionsgate on MILITARY WIVES (starring Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan), HOW TO BUILD A GIRL (Beanie Feldstein), SUMMERLAND (Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and the forthcoming SIX MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT (Judi Dench, Eddie Izzard). Previous films Emma has worked on include EDDIE THE EAGLE (Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman) and THEIR FINEST (Gemma Arterton).

Emma started out as a script reader for Miramax, later becoming Head of Development at British Screen (the UK’s national film body) with a remit to identify new talent. Emma’s first commission was the critically acclaimed WONDERLAND (Gina McKee, Shirley Henderson) and she oversaw a slate of 60 features and shorts, including first projects from eventual Oscar-winners such as Asif Kapadia, Gavin Hood and Andrea Arnold. Emma also produced the Spanish language feature film ‘IS THAT YOU?’ (2018) which screened in festivals around the world and won 8 awards.