Queer Eye star, fashion designer and celebrity stylist Tan France (pictured) has joined the advisory board of the Edinburgh International Television Festival in the newly created role of international editor.
France will work with the fest’s newly appointed advisory chair, Georgia Brown, creative Director, Stewart Clarke, and the advisory board to shape and curate this year’s Festival.
“Tan will bring a new dimension to the Festival as we aim to be more disruptive and challenging,” said Fatima Salaria, executive chair of the Edinburgh International Television Festival and managing director of Fremantle-owned prodco Naked, in a statement. “He really sums up our theme of accelerating change. When you come off a call with Tan you’re energy levels are higher and your belief in what’s possible goes up a notch. I can’t wait to see his influence on the Festival.”
“The Edinburgh TV Festival is a brilliant platform to shine a light on the amazing people in our business and their work — and to ask meaningful questions, to move the dial on what is offered to the audience,” added France. “I can’t wait to be involved in shaping the TV Festival this year as international editor, and to be working with the team there, at a moment when there is incredible opportunity, as well as major challenges.”
In addition, the Festival has brought on Screen Scotland as joint headline partner for 2021 alongside longtime sponsor YouTube.