Emily Stillman, Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (UK)
Emily Stillman
Senior Vice President
Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden (UK)

Emily began her career as a Researcher on a number of prestigious documentaries around social welfare before moving into the world of TV drama and feature film production. From 2003 onwards she worked as a Production Manager for an array of features and TV productions for filmmakers such as Ridley Scott, Michael Bay, Jerry Bruckheimer and Kenneth Branagh. Her credits include Pearl Harbour, Pirates of the Caribbean, X-Men, Kingdom of Heaven and Shackleton.

Emily joined The Production Guild in 2009 where she was appointed CEO. During her five-year tenure she developed training programmes for the industry, campaigned to expand the UK tax incentive to include high-end TV drama, consulted on media related government policies and represented the interests of senior production talent.

Emily joined Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in 2012 as Sales & Marketing Director. Now, as Senior Vice President, Emily is responsible for Business Development, Marketing and Operations for Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, Warner Bros. Leavesden Park and Warner Bros. Set Lighting & Rigging; working to attract productions from high-end TV drama to feature films. Emily was instrumental in leading the studio facility through the covid pandemic and creating a secure environment for films to return to production.

Emily is passionate about diversity and inclusion and during her time at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden has worked on a number of initiatives and events with the aim of making the industry more inclusive, including an annual International Women’s Day event and the WBSL Reach apprenticeship programme. Emily is a mentor and a champion for the next generation; encouraging women to find their voice and celebrate success. Emily was instrumental in bringing The WonderWorks to Leavesden – a permanent childcare facility allowing women the option of returning to production after childbirth. She is also a key member of the WBSL D&I team leading change in the workplace and has also rolled out a mental health and well-being programme for staff, mindful of the pressure that the pandemic has created in people’s lives.

Emily became a board member of the Production Guild in September 2020 and was elected to the BAFTA Film Committee in June 2021 and chairs the BAFTA Breakthrough programme. She is also on the Film and TV charity Mental Health Taskforce Group, is a judge on the Movers and Shakers awards panel and was listed in Variety’s Women That Have Made An Impact in Global Entertainment 2021 report and again in 2022. In March 2022 Emily and actor Charlotte Riley were awarded The Production Guild of Great Britain Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award 2022 for their joint effort in bringing The WonderWorks to Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden.