MANAGING DIRECTOR / PRODUCER, VITA NOVA FILMS (2006 - Present)
Responsible for overseeing the development, production and delivery of all film and digital content. Managing all staff and freelancers. Raising finance, planning and overseeing all UK production and European co-production projects. Actively building networks and partnerships through attendance at major film festivals and markets such as the European Film Market in Berlin and the Marche du Film in Cannes. Responsible for cost reporting and overseeing and interpreting data collection and outputs. Mentoring staff and interns. Managing project budgets and building partnerships between organisations, companies and institutions.
FILM & MEDIA SPECIALIST - GENERATOR (2014 - 2015)
Designing and running workshops focussed on entrepreneurship and employability and providing 1-2-1 mentoring and business advice on behalf of GENERATOR, a talent and business development agency working in the commercial creative sector.
COURSE DIRECTOR - THE FILM BUSINESS BOOTCAMP, DIGITAL CITY BUSINESS (2013 - 2014)
Responsible for the design and delivery of the Film Business Bootcamp - part of Digital City Business’ Growth Accelerator Workshops - supporting media graduates in the development of their projects, expanding their network of contacts, introducing them and advocating their talents to key industry decision makers and ‘gate keepers’.
BUSINESS MENTOR - DIGITAL CITY BUSINESS (2012 - 2014)
Providing 1-2-1 mentoring and business advice on behalf of DigitalCity Business, the business driver for digital, tech and creative industries in the Tees Valley.
PRODUCER / CO-MANAGING DIRECTOR, IPSO FACTO FILMS (1998 - 2006)
Managing staff and freelancers. Overseeing feature film, short film and television production. Talent acquisition and development. Raising finance. Business Development
ASSISTANT PRODUCER, CHARIOT PRODUCTIONS (1996 - 1998)
Developing and managing film, video and corporate projects. Budgeting and Cost Reporting. Asst. Directing and Project Management.
INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL / FREELANCER (1993 - 1998)
Working as an Assistant Producer, Production Manager and Researcher for independent production companies commissioned by the BBC, ITV and Channel Four delivering drama, documentary and light entertainment programmes in addition to corporate video work and short film production whilst actively expanding my experience and my network, progressing through the ranks and consolidating my reputation