Ana Santos is an experienced entertainment professional with a career of over 17 years in the film industry across production, international sales, distribution and exhibition. As well as extensive commercial knowledge of the industry, Ana possesses legal training and a solid understanding of copyright, intellectual property law, expertise in rights matters and up-to-date knowledge of best practices and regulations relevant to Entertainment Law.
After 8 years leading the acquisitions and programming of the specialist content department for Curzon Cinemas and Artificial Eye group (CAE), she stepped down in 2016, stepping back into a more legal role as Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Bankside Films. Originally a barrister from a civil law jurisdiction, Ana has a Masters in Arts in World Cinemas from the University of Leeds and has a Masters in Law in Entertainment Law at University of Westminster, focusing on US and UK law. She speaks fluent English & Portuguese and has studied Spanish to an advanced level.