Ross's distinguished record in moving image includes 12 years as Controller of Film and Drama at Channel4. During that time she acted as executive producer on a raft of notable British films including Oscar winners Slumdog Millionaire and 12 Years a Slave. Her pivotal role in the British film industry was acknowledged in 2013 with a BAFTA for outstanding contribution to cinema.The artist filmmakers on the programme will benefit from the guidance of newly appointed Artist’s Cut Patron, Tessa Ross CBE. Ross's distinguished record in moving image includes 12 years as Controller of Film and Drama at Channel4. During that time she acted as executive producer on a raft of notable British films including Oscar winners Slumdog Millionaire and 12 Years a Slave. Her pivotal role in the British film industry was acknowledged in 2013 with a BAFTA for outstanding contribution to cinema.