28 June 10
Everything we do in Scotland relies on the expertise, knowledge and hard-work of key industry experts across the country.
Claire Mundell (Chair)
May Miller (Deputy Chair)
Alan de Pellette
John O'Neill (Treasurer)
Robbie is the Portfolio Manager for Film and Broadcast Partnerships at Creative Scotland and currently manages a £5m lottery fund for the development and production of film and television. He was previously an independent producer of theatre, film and television, and is the recipient of a BAFTA in Scotland Award.
Alan de Pellette
Alan de Pellette a writer/director with 15 years experience in television and film, working between comedy and drama. He won Best International Director at the 2009 New York Independent Film Festival for his collection of short films, Declarations, and is currently working on two independent feature films which will be completed later in 2012.
Andrea Gibb is a Scottish film and television writer. She wrote the feature films ‘Dear Frankie’ and ‘Afterlife’ which won her the Scottish Screen Filmmaker of the Year award and the Women In Film and Television script award in 2005. She was also nominated for a Scottish BAFTA and the Carl Foreman award at the BAFTA Awards for ‘Afterlife’.
Since then she has worked on a range of projects including adaptations of Rose Tremain’s ‘The Road Home’ (BBC) Vikram Seth’s best selling novel ‘An Equal Music’ (Cuba Films) and an adaptation of ‘The Boggart’ for the Henson Company. She has just finished writing a drama about Alzheimer’s for BBC2, is developing a three part series about the Suffragttes (BBC1) and her big screen adaptation of ‘Swallows and Amazons’ is due for production next year.
Andrea is an active member of several committees including the Writers’ Guild film committee. She was an actress for many years before starting to write and was a regular character on All Creatures Great and Small for three seasons.
Andrea lives and works in Glasgow.
Sheila Grier has been acting since graduating from the RSAMD in 1980. She played Sandra Maghie in Channel 4's Brookside in the mid 1980's which was a real learning curve and opened many doors. She has worked in many TV productions over the years including amongst others: Heartbeat, Sea of Souls, Taggart, Still Game, Doctors and Lip Service. Film work includes Shadow on the Earth by writer/director David Kane, and short film work includes My Daughter's Face. It was through winning a best actress award for this film that Sheila was invited to join BAFTA 12 years ago.
Diane Henderson is the Deputy Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Craig Hunter is an Executive Producer for KEO north. Starting his career in the BBC’s Natural History Unit Craig was a staff member of the BBC’s Documentary department in London before moving back home to Glasgow to work for IWC Media. As a staff Producer Director for IWC media, Craig was responsible for some major commissions, including Channel 4’s Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe, BBC1’s Britain’s Lost World and C5’s Animal Babies.
He is currently working on a BBC Panorama and a new documentary with Terry Pratchett on the subject of Assisted Death. Craig heads up the Glasgow development team and is responsible for all output from the KEO north office.
Ian MacKenzie is Media Project Manager for Channel 4’s Creative Diversity team. His role encompasses creative content commissioning and project management across a diverse, multi-genre portfolio of TV & Digital companies in Scotland and Wales and the West of England; as well as portfolio responsibility for Channel 4’s external stakeholder engagement in those nations & regions. Ian acts as both an enabling commissioner for new talent; and a first point of contact for established independent production companies in helping Channel 4 to deliver on its commitment to diversity of supply; nations commissioning and innovation. Previously Ian was Acquisitions Manager at Channel 4 DVD, leading on rights acquisition on hit properties including The Inbetweeners, Misfits and Skins.
His work prior to joining Channel 4 was with the BBC’s commercial joint venture 2entertain, where his role as Acquisitions Executive encompassed acquisition and brand management of marquee BBC brands including Doctor Who; Robin Hood; Dad’s Army & Morecambe & Wise
John McKay is a Scottish writer and director – his movies credits include Crush with Andie Macdowell and Imelda Staunton, Piccadilly Jim with Sam Rockwell and Frances O’ Connor; John's TV work includes lead direction on Lip Service, The Whistleblowers, Robin Hood and The Canterbury Tales (where he gave Billy Piper her first starring role), as well as single dramas A Waste of Shame with Rupert Graves and Tom Sturridge (RTS nomination, Best Single Drama), Reichenbach Falls, and his film on the love affair between David Bailey and Jean Shrimpton We'll Take Manhattan.
John is currently in pre-production on indie feature comedy Not Another Happy Ending with Karen Gillan and Stanley Weber.
“People ask me what sort of drama I like to direct – I always reply, I like to make drama with strong characters, great stories and a sense of style and wit.”
Amanda Millen heads up ScreenHI, an independent production company based in Inverness, responsible for nurturing and developing the independent production sector across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, as well as strengthening links with broadcasters, public bodies and agencies in order to raise the profile of practitioners based in the Highlands and Islands. Amanda is also one half of goNORTH, Scotland leading Creative Industries festival that takes place annually in Inverness in June.
Paul Murray is currently head of Objective Scotland. He was previously Creative Director at STV Productions where he came up with the BBC hit Antiques Road Trip. Prior to that he worked with Piers Morgan on various BBC 1 series, was MD of Endemol Scotland, Head of Factual at Wark Clements and a series Producer at Ideal World where he created Location, Location, Location. He is currently also a board member of Glasgow’s Tron Theatre.
Sandy Ross has worked in the television industry for over thirty years. He is currently working as an independent producer with his own company Murrayfield Media. Previously he worked for Granada TV and Scottish TV as a producer and programme executive. Sandy is a previous Chair of BAFTA Scotland and is the current chair of the Salford Conference on Television from the Nations and Regions.
Celia Stevenson comes from a broadcasting background having worked in both radio and television. She was Chief Executive of Scottish Screen Locations before it became part of Scottish Screen and was their Head of Inward investment and Communications prior to retiring in 2010.
Sarah founded Raise the Roof Productions in 2010 with Jane Muirhead, Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer.
As Creative Director she has overseen the development and production of 50 hours of television in the past two years including Kirstie & Phil’s Perfect Christmas, Vacation, Vacation, Vacation, Kirstie’s Handmade Britain and Phil Spencer: Secret Agent for both prime time and daytime and Phil’s Empty Homes Giveaway which formed part of C4’s Property Scandal season. She’s currently overseeing a further 55 hours of programmes which are due to TX in 2012 including Kirstie’s Vintage Home and a new More4 series. She’s also produced Kirstie and Phil’s House Hunter App which was released in 2011 and two books to accompany Kirstie’s series.
Brian Baglow has been bothering the games industry for some time now. His current role of Media Monkey/Policy Advisor at Denki is helping to set the company up for a new direction focusing entirely on original new intellectual property and self-publishing in the rapidly evolving games and interactive sector. Prior to joining Denki Brian founded and ran the independent communications agency. While running Indoctrimat Brian also created and continues to run the games industry blog ScottishGames.biz. Brian also worked for three years on a voluntary basis as the Screenings Director of the Edinburgh Interactive Festival, the UK's first and only cross-media event celebrating the art and culture of videogames. Brian is also a visiting lecturer at Napier University's Screen Academy, where he works with film production and screen writing students, introducing them to the interactive sector and providing them with a basic grasp of the interactive world and the opportunities for the transference of skills from the film and television sectors.
Gill Petrie is the Marketing Manager for STV, Scotland's digital media company and pre-eminent media brand that reaches over four million people per month. Having gained a degree in Communication and Mass Media from Glasgow Caledonian University, Gill leads the marketing team at STV and is responsible for on air, online and external facing brand promotion. This includes popular programming such as Taggart, The Football Years and Underbelly, as well as digital and commercial initiatives such as the STV Player and STV Jobs. Gill and her team have secured numerous marketing accolades including multiple Scottish Advertising Awards for the 2010 Fifa World Cup campaign and most recently a Marketing Star Award for the Taggart campaign.
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