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Meet the team at BAFTA Cymru

Hannah Raybould - Director

Hannah Raybould

Hannah has worked in creative media and training/education in Wales for over 20 years, starting out as a location assistant and coordinator for the Celtic Media Festival.

She was the Marketing Manager for Sgrin, the Media Agency for Wales for 6 years, co-ordinating Wales in Cannes and Edinburgh Film Festivals and helping launch the Wales Screen Commission and Ffresh Student Media Festival.

She then spent 8 years running the Creative Skillset Media Academy Wales, raising significant funds and creating new training programmes and industry enhancements for students, graduates and industry professionals. She has managed a portfolio of EU, British Council and BFI funded training programmes as well as projects linking academics and creative practitioners for Knowledge Exchange.

She joins BAFTA Cymru as Director following engagement with the organisation’s charitable remit as a Committee member and regular partner on events. 

Hannah leads on delivering BAFTA Cymru activity, as advised by the Chair and Management Committee and manages the team delivering events and our Awards.
Please contact Hannah for any PR or sponsorship enquiries.

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Rebecca Hardy - Awards Manager 

Rebecca has worked in the Creative Industries for 17 years as a Filmmaker and Producer.

Throughout her freelance career she has created dramas, documentaries and independent films broadcast on BBC, Channel 4, at film festivals and a range of Music and European channels. 

In addition to programme making, Rebecca has managed and produced a variety of live events, conferences and film festivals and since 2012 has worked as the Film and Digital Programme Developer at Arts Connect West Midlands, one of 10 Arts Council funded Bridge Delivery Organisations.

Rebecca is committed to delivering industry training and supporting new talent. She is the Associate Director for Screen Acting at Actorsworkshop and a Creative and Digital Media Apprenticeship Tutor and Assessor.

Rebecca is responsible for the oversight and management  of all elements relating to the British Academy Cymru Awards.
 


Vicki Sutton - Events Officer

Vicki has a wealth of experience working in the Events and Entertainment industry. After graduating from the University of Birmingham with a degree in Drama and Theatre Arts, Vicki went on to study for a postgraduate diploma in performance at London's prestigious drama school, Mountview.  Following a brief stint as an actress, Vicki took part in a work experience placement at Mad Dog Casting's London offices, before gaining a job as an agent's assistant with talent agency, MLA Talent.  During her time at MLA she assisted the MD of the company with managing high profile and up-and-coming comedians, actors, presenters, and DJs, as well as running a venue at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2010 Vicki departed London for a 2-year period working overseas, managing performers for events at 5-star hotels across Europe.

Swansea born, Vicki was delighted to re-join Mad Dog Casting at the start of 2013, with the brief to launch the Welsh office within the year.  As Head of the Cardiff office, she supplied Supporting Artists to major productions including Wolf Hall, Sherlock, and Pride. She also planned and delivered large-scale recruitment events and hosted screenings and parties for the agency’s artists. Vicki was instrumental in developing an internship placement programme within the company for students from The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

During her time on the events committee of the Royal Television Society of Wales, Vicki organised and hosted a series of events for the charity’s members including an annual Christmas quiz and seasonal Meet the Makers networking evenings. Committed to supporting and strengthening the Creative Industries in Wales, Vicki has also worked on a volunteer basis to design and deliver career guidance workshops for Educational Charities ‘Into Film’ and ‘Inspiring Futures’.

Aside from her love of Film and Television, Vicki is passionate about sport and fitness. She is a qualified Exercise to Music Instructor and netball umpire and a keen yoga enthusiast.


Emma Price -  Co-ordinator

Emma has 14 years management experience in the Fashion and Media Industries, working at Creative Skillset Cymru launching Wales’ first ever Fashion and Textiles Apprenticeship, and prior to this working for Monsoon/Accessorize.  She started her career after graduating from Cheltenham and Gloucester College of Higher Education with a degree in Fashion Design Technology.  During this time she was also fortunate to be selected for an industry placement at Bruce Oldfield Couture, London.

At Creative Skillset Cymru, Emma established the first Fashion and Textiles Forum for Wales, and coordinated and hosted annual fringe events for Cardiff Fashion Week and National Apprenticeship Week.  She has also organised events with key industry partners; BBC Cymru Wales, Mulberry, Topshop and Corgi Hosiery.  One of Emma’s proudest moments was hosting an apprenticeship celebration event for HRH The Prince of Wales at Melin Tregwynt and being congratulated by the Prince himself.

Emma has a passion for film, fashion, travel and the arts, is a fan of London Fashion Week and all things Orla Kiely.  She is thrilled to be working for BAFTA to continue to support and grow the fantastic work being achieved in the industry in Wales.    

Emma is responsible for membership applications, communication with members and keeps the office and committee running smoothly.


Maxine Dedominicis -  Awards Administrator

Maxine graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a first-class degree in Events Management. During this time she completed a year long Events Internship in America at the Greenwich Country Club, where she shadow managed events for organisations such as Bank of America, Rolls Royce and Sentebale Charity.

Working for BAFTA is a great opportunity to for Maxine to expand her knowledge within this industry. It has opened up many possibilities and she feels honoured to have had such an exciting start to her career.

Maxine has a deep passion for film, art and travel. 

Maxine assists on activity relating to the Awards year-round.


Eleanor Prescott - Creative Intern

Eleanor graduated from Cardiff University’s school of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies with a first-class degree in 2016, thereby joining us with a journalistic background in research and communications.  After graduating she went on to work at Wales Millennium Centre as one of the Arts & Business Cymru cohort of Creative Interns in the past year, training to be an arts fundraiser within the Centre’s Development team.

During this time Eleanor managed existing corporate partnerships, secured trust funding for Tiger Bay the Musical as well as some of the Centre’s Creative Learning programmes, and developed partnerships with new supporters.  She also thoroughly enjoyed assisting on supporters’ events and fundraisers during her time at the Centre and recently at the A&B Cymru Awards 2017, and loves the buzz of working behind the scenes to help bring a big event to life and ensure it runs smoothly.

She joins us now part-time as a second year A&B Creative Intern, building on her first year experience to assist us in all things fundraising and continuing to develop her career within the arts. Eleanor works the days that she isn’t with us with Sinfonia Cymru in the same role.

In her spare time, she is a regular gig-goer and aspiring rock vocalist with a dedicated interest in a broad variety of alternative music genres. She is also passionate about film, television and web series. Eleanor is writing a blog every five weeks for the Arts & Business Cymru website on her internship experience. 

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