Claire Stubbs

Video Commissioner

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Claire started out working as a Video Coordinator at Atlantic Records in 2007 working alongside Richard Skinner and Tim Nash, where she was involved in producing influential music video campaigns for Paolo Nutini and Plan B amongst others. Promoted to Video Commissioner in 2008 she commissioned award winning music videos for The Mystery Jets and Lykke Li.

Moving to Sony Music in 2009 as Senior Video Commissioner working with Mike O’Keefe, Claire continued to commission successfully for many prominent UK artists including The Vaccines, Katy B and Labrinth.

In 2012 Claire was asked by Partizan to run their music video department taking over the prestigious position from Sasha Nixon. During her time at Partizan Claire signed and developed some of the most exciting new UK talent including Dexter Navy, Sing J. Lee and Sophia Ray. The busy role involved acting as Executive Producer for many high profile artists – from Lana Del  Rey to Dua Lipa and The 1975.

This year, (the infamous 2020) Claire launched her independent Director Representation agency Mouthpiece – continuing her relationship with Partizan while adding several other top level production companies such as Academy and Spindle to her roster. The hard work paid off with a win in the inaugural Best Agent category at this year’s UKMVA awards.

Claire Stubbs
I was born in….
a small galaxy far far away.

I now live in…
same galaxy 

But if I could live anywhere, it would be…
Earth 

Right now, I’m binge-watching…
The Crown

The last track I listened to was…
Django Djanjo

I dream about…
horses

The app I couldn’t survive without is…
xe.com

Social media is…
a headfuck

When we can travel again, I’ll be heading to…
LA

The most important lesson I’ve learned in 2020…
resilience!

The best/worst thing about lockdown was…
not travelling / not travelling

What the film industry needs is…
more funding for new talent...

What I wish I’d known when I was starting my career…
it was good to be as naive as I was...

The best advice I’ve ever been given…
stay by the monitor

The film I wish I’d made…
Mandy

My biggest inspiration is…
everyone I work with

The person I would canonise is…
Mike O’ Keefe

If I wasn’t... I’d be…
working in animal welfare

My last meal would be…
ramen 

My life philosophy in three words…
work hard, harder!