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Alison is based in our Bristol office; supports the operations function and procedures across the company. She is interested in green business practices and is involved in the Go Green scheme as part of Bristol 2015. As PA to the COO, Alison is responsible for diary management and provides additional administrative assistance to Mehjabeen. Alison also provides the reception service at the Bristol office and is the first point of contact for all general firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobby provides a comprehensive and valued production liaison service to production companies looking to film within the Northwest of England. Based at MediaCityUK and The Space Project (Manchester), Bobby is a highly experienced production liaison manager with over 11 years’ experience working across a range on TV and feature film enquiries. He has built up a range of contacts within the Film & TV industry, local authorities, police services and ancillary organisations and is seen as a trusted partner.
Caroline heads up the HR function; leading on recruitment, policy, talent, change, implementing and maintaining IT infrastructure and the day-to-day operations of our offices. With an extensive background in change and strategic planning, Caroline enjoys the challenges of HR and operations within a fast paced environment and is passionate about the creative and digital email@example.com
Celine is responsible for discovering, nurturing and the progression of the next generation of film talent; helping them progress to their first feature film. Celine has over 20 years of experience working in the film industry in England, France and the US working for a diverse range of companies such as ICM, Pathe Pictures and Passion Pictures.firstname.lastname@example.org
Following a career in journalism, Emma started working for regional screen agency, South West Screen in 2007. She joined the comms team at Creative England as Press & PR Manager until December 2012. Emma is now Senior Production Services Manager at Creative England where she focuses on partnerships, relationship management and key marketing activity for this busy email@example.com
Haley has over 10 years’ experience in project management across film, investment, talent and skills. As part of our team of film experts, Haley works closely with emerging and established filmmakers playing a central role in implementing and managing the delivery of our business and production investment offer for Film. Haley provides information, advice and constructive guidance to a large volume of filmmakers requiring knowledge of public funding complexities and the industry, strong connections, and sound project firstname.lastname@example.org
Hayley provides a comprehensive production liaison service to all companies looking to film within the South East and East of England as well as reporting on the economic impact of filming activity in England, outside London. Starting out at the Film Commission for Hertfordshire, she has over 15 years’ experience of working to support filming & champion the South East of England as a filming email@example.com
Kate is a Development & Production Executive at Creative England on iFeatures, a UK wide low budget feature film development and production initiative aimed at 1st & 2nd time feature filmmakers funded by Creative England, BFI Film fund and BBC Films. Kate takes overall responsibility for the running of iFeatures, including managing the submission, development and production process. As well as managing the initiative she also feeds in to the development of the projects, working alongside writers, directors and producers. Previously to managing iFeatures, Kate worked for Lifesize pictures exec producing short films on new talent schemes such as Cinema Extreme and Digital Shorts for the UK Film council. She has worked with filmmakers from all across the UK, script editing shorts and managing national programmes such as the UK Film Council’s Directors Lab at EIFF. Kate also works as a freelance assessor/script reader for Collabor8te, Northern Ireland Screen, the Royal Exchange Bruntwood Competition, BBC Drama and for production companies Crybaby Films, Poisson Rouge Pictures and Duck Soup. She is also involved in Creative England’s Development & Production funds as well as developing her own projects outside of iFeatures.firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda manages the administration of Creative England’s funds, working closely with delivery teams and Finance and Operations dept. to ensure that all awards processes and procedures are delivered effectively and efficiently. She also co-ordinates funding meetings and ensures accurate records are taken and maintained. Linda has been with Creative England since its inception in 2011, having transferred from the regional screen agency in the East Midlands. Her previous work experience covered a variety of roles in sales and customer service within the commercial email@example.com
Matt works in the Operations team based in Bristol, and is responsible for the monitoring and management of repayments from RGF investment. He has previous experience of working in the private financial sector, and being responsible for the reconciliation of firstname.lastname@example.org
Matt supports all aspects of HR and Operations across our offices, ensuring first class administrative systems and processes are in place. Overseeing recruitment campaigns, Matt keeps a close eye on new talent, work placements and apprenticeship partnerships and opportunities. Supporting the operations function across Creative England requires impeccable organisational skills, Matt keeps it all in email@example.com
Mehjabeen is our Operations leader, responsible for the implementation and running of all operating functions across Creative England. With extensive experience as a Finance Director, Mehjabeen also oversees the financial functions ensuring that all areas of Creative England are aligned with the strategic objectives set by the CEO and Board.firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Production Liaison Coordinator for the Production Services Team, Nicola provides overall support to the team and co-ordinates filming enquiries on a National scale, for the English counties, outside London. Based at Elstree Studios, Nicola supports all companies looking to film within the East of England. Starting out at the Film Commission for the East of England, she has over 6 years’ experience of working to support filming & champions the East of England as a filming email@example.com
Paul Ashton is our Senior Film Executive, leading the Sheffield talent team as a key partner in BFI NET.WORK. Paul is responsible for realising filmmaking talent through short film production and feature film development, including new regional talent and emerging England-wide talent. Since joining Creative England in 2013, Paul has overseen delivery of the low-budget iShorts programme and built a diverse slate of high-end shorts and feature developments. Paul was Executive Producer on Rachel Tunnard’s BAFTA and BIFA nominated short EMOTIONAL FUSEBOX and her subsequent feature film HOW TO LIVE YOURS, both starring Jodie Whittaker.
Previously Paul was Development Producer at BBC writersroom, and before that freelanced across film, television, radio and theatre, where his work has always been committed to finding and nurturing writer talent. He was involved in the production of Oscar and BAFTA nominated films WISH 143 and TURNING, and the development of BAFTA, RTS, SONY, PRIX ITALIA, IMISON and TINNISWOOD award winning drama and comedy for BBC television and radio. Paul is also the author of The Calling Card Script: A Writer’s Toolbox for Stage, Screen and Radio, published by Bloomsbury.firstname.lastname@example.org
Solomon previously ran PaperPlaneMedia, a visual media business helping to evolve strategic commercial relationships with talent, producers and distributors for clients such as Warner Bros, ITV, Sony Pictures and Universal Music International. Prior to this, Nwabueze was SVP, Content/IP and Co-Productions for EMEA and Asia-Pacific (Fremantlemedia). In this role, responsible for identifying partnership opportunities and acquiring new content in EMEA and Asia-Pacific; focusing on IP to be exploited across multiple platforms. Also, he established Sony BMG’s visual media division, working as part of the senior management team to expand the company’s UK business. He also held the role of Director Acquisitions & Mergers at Warner Music International, during which time he was responsible for the acquisition of The Sopranos and Sex And The City and devised and negotiated the output deals with Comedy Central that spawned the South Park series, which went on to become one of the most successful animated sitcom properties of all time. Prior to this time he worked for BBC TV, Polygram International and Sony Music.email@example.com
Tara is our Assistant to the CEO Caroline Norbury; is responsible for extensive diary management, coordinating projects and events, as well as servicing internal and external communications on Caroline's behalf.
Tara was a Floor Manager and a Production Manager at the BBC for 15 years, and then was at News International as Picture Manager, at The Times, before she reinvented her career as an Executive Assistant.
Tara has since supported a number of CEO’s, in many different industries, newspaper, healthcare, oil and IT. She loves her job at Creative England and all the aspects of it! No two days are ever the same, and it can be firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim manages Creative England’s South West Innovation Programme, through seed investment, mentoring, marketing and business support the 'Innovation' programme helps creative digital businesses in the South West build and sell innovative products and services as well as overcome barriers to growth. He is based at our Bristol office; is an experience project manager with a background of working with arts organisations and running his own successful audio engineering email@example.com
Zorana Piggott has 15 years’ experience in the film industry and is well respected for her work on shorts and feature films such as ‘Couple In A Hole’ which was entered into Toronto International Film Festival and won several prizes at the Dinard British Film Festival in October 2015.
Creative England welcomed Zorana to the role of Exec Producer in January firstname.lastname@example.org