Emily Gotto – Acquisitions Executive, Protagonist Pictures
Emily Gotto began her career in native Dublin specializing in both independent production and distribution for Dublin based companies Fastnet Films (Strangerland, The F-Word), Blinder Films (Love & Friendship, The Perverts’ Guide to Ideology) and Treasure Entertainment (Good Vibrations).
A graduate of the Media Business School ‘Mega Plus’ European Masters in Audio Visual Management, Emily has worked in international co-production strategy for LA based production company Occupant Entertainment (The Hallows, The Wackness, Madame Bovary).
Moving back to London in 2012 and joining international sales and financing company, Protagonist Pictures, as Acquisitions Executive she has been involved in a slate of projects across multiple genres and budget levels.
Commercially minded and creatively spirited, Protagonist Pictures is an international finance, production and sales company committed to strong relationships with filmmakers, financiers and distributors. Launched in London in 2008 by shareholders including Film4, Vertigo Films and Ingenious Media, the company quickly created a strong brand as a home for bold stories and exciting new directing voices. It has now expanded from its UK origins to handle titles from around the world.
Protagonist’s slate includes Yorgos Lanthimos’s Cannes Jury Prize winner The Lobster featuring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw, John CReilly and Lea Seydoux; Rebecca Miller’s romantic comedy Maggie’s Plan with Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore; Whit Stillman’s Love & Friendship with Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny; Brady Corbet’s feature debut The Childhood Of A Leader, starring Berenice Bejo and Robert Pattinson; Ben Wheatley’s Free Fire starring Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Brie Larson and Jack Reynor; Rob Zombie’s horror film 31, Andrea Arnold’s first US project American Honey starring Shia Labeouf and NZ comedy Hunt for the Wilderpeople from director Taika Waititi, starring Sam Neill and Julian Dennison.