Everything we do in Scotland relies on the expertise, knowledge and hard-work of key industry experts across the country.
BAFTA Scotland Committee 2016-2017
Ian MacKenzie (Chair)
Alan de Pellette
Joanna Dewar Gibb
Sarah Walmsley (Deputy Chair)
Chair, BAFTA Scotland
Ian MacKenzie is Nations & Regions Manager for Channel 4. His role is to lead on strategy, development, independent supplier briefing and stakeholder engagement on behalf of Channel 4 TV Commissioning, helping the channel deliver against its quotas and creative ambitions for programme supply from outside of London. Prior to taking up this role in early 2015, Ian spent five years as Media Project Manager for the Channel 4 Creative Diversity team, helping to develop a multitude of televisual and online projects to primetime transmission, working with independent production partners from all over the UK.
Ian’s first role at Channel 4 was as DVD & DTO Acquisitions Manager, a role in which he acquired key scripted properties including The Inbetweeners, Misfits & Skins. This was preceded by a junior Executive role at BBC Worldwide, where he had brand management and programming responsibility for some of the BBCs biggest modern and classic brands, including Doctor Who, Robin Hood, Torchwood, Dad’s Army & Steptoe & Son.
Ian has proudly represented Channel 4 on the BAFTA Committee for four years (2012-2016) as an elected member, and having recently been re-elected and appointed as BAFTA Scotland Chair, he looks forward to working with the team, and all of BAFTA to help promote excellence in Scotland’s screen industries.
Industry and Talent Development Manager, CMI (EIFF, Filmhouse and Belmont Filmhouse)
Holly Daniel is the Industry and Talent Development Manager at the Centre for the Moving Image which incorporates both Edinburgh International Film Festival and Edinburgh Filmhouse. Her role is to develop, shape, implement and deliver talent and industry programmes both at the Festival and at Filmhouse year round. Previous roles include managing the Moonstone International Screen Labs for European Directors & Screenwriters and production managing documentaries and commercials in the independent sector.
Alan de Pellette
Alan de Pellette has worked in film and television for 20 years across comedy and drama, mainly as a director but also as a writer, script editor and producer. As well as his own projects, Alan also develops work with new and emerging writers through his own production company, Aficionado Films.
Joanna Dewar Gibb
Film and Television Production, Project Management and Business Development, Artem
Joanna has worked extensively in UK film and television production, business development and international project management for companies including Portman Productions, Zenith Productions, Ladbroke Films, Impact Pictures, Samuelson Productions, Thin Man Films, The Moving Picture Company, the BBC, the British Film Commission and TRC Media. She also worked in LA on secondment to Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox and Warner Brothers.
In 2006, physical special effects company, Artem Ltd, asked her to establish its Scottish workshop, where she is Business Manager, overseeing all aspects of the company including co-ordinating delivery of SFX projects, marketing and business development. Joanna is also a co-founder of Screen Facilities Scotland, a new trade body that co-ordinates, promotes and lobbies on behalf of Scottish facility and service companies.
Commercial and Business Development Manager, BBC Scotland
Alex has been in this post since 2008 and is responsible for building relationships with the independent production companies in Scotland and working strategically across the BBC with commissioning to actively manage this sector.
She is also responsible for the marketing and promotion of the HD studios facilities, post production and technical facilities and staff based at BBC Scotland and the generation of external income for these areas. This external income plays a key part in adding value back into BBC Scotland for the Licence fee payer. She and her client facing team manage and support visiting production teams ensuring excellent client relationships are maintained.
Alex is also responsible for developing and building on external partnerships e.g. BBC Scotland’s partnership with Creative Scotland and Alex also represents BBC Scotland on a number of key groups e.g. Creative Clyde and TV Broadcast Working Group.
Alex has been with BBC since 1990 in a variety of roles including; Partnerships and External Relations Manager, Sales and Marketing Manager and Manager Information and Archives BBC Scotland.
Alex studied at University of Northumbria: BA Hons Information Science and French
Michael Hines is an award winning director and producer with over 20 years experience in television. He splits his time between producing and directing comedy, commercials, multi camera live OB’s and his own production company The Woven Thread which currently makes comedies for BBC Alba.
Head of Documentaries and Branded Content at STV Productions
Mick McAvoy has been the Executive Producer on a number of critically acclaimed landmark documentaries such as Piper Alpha – Fire in the Night, which won both a Scottish Bafta and an Edinburgh International Film Festival Award, Dunblane – Our Story, which was broadcast on the BBC to mark the 20th anniversary of the Dunblane massacre, Rollermania and Queen Mary; Greatest Ocean Liner both for BBC Scotland and BBC 4 and The 7/7 Bombing – Survivor Stories for ITV. He has also developed series for ITV, BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5, Sky and Discovery. At STV Productions Mick has Exec Produced series such as Prison: First & Last 24 Hours, DNA Stories and Missing Children for Sky, Vet School for ITV as well as Walking the Amazon for Discovery. Mick also oversees all of STV Productions’ Branded Content which includes series and documentaries such as Secrets of the Scammers for Channel 5, Finding Scotland’s Real Heroes, Stopping Scotland’s Scammers, Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Road to the World Cup and The Scots Going for Gold.
May Miller is an experienced executive producer. Her credits include the Culture Show, Children in Need, Live 8, Artworks and a wide range of films which feature talent including Tracey Emin, Jonathan Ross and Michael Palin. May is a former Creative Director of Factual and Arts at BBC Scotland. She was Head of Talkback Scotland and Mentorn Scotland and has served on the board of Creative Scotland.
Multi-Platform Marketing Manager, STV
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.
Managing Director, Matchlight
David Smith is Managing Director and one of the founders of Matchlight, a Glasgow based production company. A solicitor by background, he trained with Richard Findlay at Tods Murray, David was previously Head of Business Affairs for both Wark Clements & Co. and IWC Media. Prior to becoming a lawyer David worked as a film programmer for Eden Court’s Riverside Screen in Inverness and as programmer for the EIFF where he devised the Mirrorball music and film strand that ran for 10 years in Edinburgh and for a number of years at the Adelaide Film Festival in Australia.
Commissioning Editor – Entertainment, Daytime & Early Peak, BBC
Jo has directed, produced and Exec’d across factual and entertainment working on everything from Countryfile to the Weakest Link before moving into Commissioning. She now commissions hit shows across Entertainment & Daytime for BBC 1 & BBC 2 and works with some of the industry's most talented and demanding people – both on screen and behind the camera. Her current slate ranges from Robot Wars, Insert Name Here & the various quizzes to everyone’s guilty pleasure Homes under the Hammer, Antiques Road Trip, Eggheads, Make Me an Egghead, For What It's Worth, Money for Nothing, Impossible and ThinkTank.
Jo is based in Glasgow and she's a passionate advocate for Out of London production. She can usually be found wandering between the indies & edit houses of Glasgow or at Heathrow Terminal 5, which is the worst possible place to pitch to her.
Deputy Chair, BAFTA Scotland
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.
Previously Sarah was Head of Features for IWC Media, where she produced programmes such as Location, Location, Location; Relocation, Relocation; Best and Worst Places to Live: 2005, 2006 & 2007; Dolce Vito – Dream Restaurant; Kirstie’s Homemade Home; and Relocation: Phil Down Under and Wreck or Ready. Her other credits include Time Team, Property Ladder and Food and Drink.
Rosie Crerar (Co-opt)
Producer, Barry Crerar
Rosie Crerar is a Glasgow based producer, forming one half of new film production company Barry Crerar, the Scottish recipients of a BFI Vision Award (2016-18).
Prior to founding Barry Crerar, Rosie was a Screen Officer at Creative Scotland where she worked across film development, production, exhibition & distribution. She was Production Executive on Moon Dogs dir Philip John, Antonia Bird: From Eastenders to Hollywood dir Susan Kemp and Executive Producer on Seat in Shadow wr/dir Henry Coombes, and the soon to be completed Daphne dir Peter Mackie Burns. She was also the Screen team’s lead on Screen Equalities, Diversity & Inclusion, and has been leading on Creative Scotland’s Screen EDI Review which is due for publication in autumn 2016.
Previously, Rosie has worked across film talent development, production & exhibition in Glasgow, London and Sydney. Working in supporting roles on the likes of Lore wr/dir Cate Shortland and Shell wr/dir Scott Graham; in production on Tomorrow Is Always Too Long Phil Collins, Skeletons wr/dir Nick Whitfield, Up There wr/dir Zam Salim and Channel 4’s Scrotal Recall; developing new talent through UKFC & Scottish Screen funded Digicult; alongside producing award winning short films including Ruth Paxton (Paris/Sexy, Pulse) and Leanne Welham (Nocturn).
Rosie’s festival experience includes founding Glasgow Short Film Festival, Festival Manager for Australia’s Flickerfest International Short Film Festival, and Acting Programme Manager for BFI Festivals: London Film Festival and Flare.
Romana Ramzan (Co-opt)
Game Design Lecturer, Glasgow Caledonian University
Dr. Romana Ramzan is a lecturer in Game Design at Glasgow Caledonian University. Romana comes from a background in Serious Games and User Centred Design. Alongside her teaching and research endeavours, Romana is a passionate advocate for diversity in the industry. She is one of the main founders, and organisers, of Scottish Game Jam, she was previously a Director of the Global Game Jam and has been named as one of Develop Magazine’s ‘30 Under 30’. In March 2014, Romana was awarded the Asian Woman of the Future Award at the Scottish Asian Women’s Awards and more recently Romana was named as one of the Top 100 Women in Games in the UK by MCV.
Mark Leese (Co-opt)
Mark Leese is a Scottish based Production Designer working in Film & TV.
His career began as a Theatre Set & Costume Designer working for many varied Companies including; The Tron Theatre Glasgow, 7:84 Theatre Company, The National Theatre London, Manchester Royal Exchange and most proudly as Associate Designer for The Traverse Theatre Edinburgh.
After 10 years Mark moved into Film & TV where he has become an established Scottish Designer. His work includes; Peter Mullan’s Magdalene Sisters (BAFTA nominated, Golden Lion Winner-Best Film), Ned’s (winner of Best Film at the San Sebastian Film Festival), This is England by Shane Meadows (BAFTA Winner-best British Film), Murder by Birger Larsen (2013 BAFTA Winner-Best Single Drama) and has worked on three films for Steven Poliakoff, Glorious 39, Joes Palace and Capturing Mary.
Mark also designed many TV dramas including; Shetland, The Replacement, Remember Me, The Escape Artist, Garrows Law, Case Histories, Single Father and The Book Group.
Mark also enjoys his work as a Board Member for The Tron Theatre Glasgow.