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BAFTA Breakthrough 2020 Jury

Breakthrough UK Jurors

Ade Rawcliffe (Jury Chair) is Group Director of Diversity and Inclusion at ITV, and is a member of the Management Board. She has responsibility for all diversity and inclusion related matters across the Group, including leading, developing and growing ITV’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy on and off screen. 

Prior to that, Ade led the Creative Diversity team at Channel 4 and spearheaded the delivery of the broadcaster’s 360° Diversity Charter. She oversaw the creation of C4’s Commissioning Diversity Guidelines and developed programmes through diverse funding vehicle the Alpha Fund.

Rawcliffe was also part of the team responsible for C4’s coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympics and London 2012 Paralympics, which broke records for employing disabled presenters and production staff. 

Ade also worked in the Features Commissioning team at C4 and as Television Producer at the BBC, ITV and in the independent sector working on shows including: Big Brother, The Big Breakfast and This Morning. She is a Chair of BAFTA’s Learning, Inclusion and Talent Committee, a Board Member of Women in Film & Television (WFTV), Founding Board Member of Times UP UK and a Trustee of the National Trust.

Jodie Azhar (Games Sub-Committee Chair) is the CEO of Teazelcat Games and Game Director on their upcoming debut title, an as yet unannounced 3D narrative exploration game.

Prior to founding Teazelcat she spent a decade working as a Technical Artist in games studios across the UK, including as the Technical Art Director for the Total War franchise at Creative Assembly, one of the UK's largest game studios. 

She's an award winning developer, BAFTA Breakthrough Brit of 2016, and a founding member of POC in Play - a representation and inclusion movement for people of colour in the video games industry.

Clare Stewart (Film Sub-Committee Chair) is a creative and development consultant with over 25 years of international film industry experience. She was previously Festival Director of BFI London Film Festival and BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival (2012-17 editions) where she increased audiences, elevated the international position of the Festivals, advocated new and emerging talent and promoted action on diversity and inclusion. Her prior leadership roles include Festival Director, Sydney Film Festival (2007-2011) and the inaugural Head of Film Programmes at ACMI (the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, 2002-2006). Clare was elected to the BAFTA Film Committee in 2020.

Sara Putt (TV Sub-Committee Chair) For 25 years Sara has run Sara Putt Associates, an agency for freelance technicians and production personnel based at Shepperton Studios.  The company represents some of the finest freelancers both in the UK and internationally, working in all areas of film and TV.  Sara Putt Associates also runs an in-house Trainee Scheme supporting the next generation of freelance talent including those entrants from less traditional backgrounds.  

Sara is a BAFTA Trustee, sits on the Board of BAFTA, BAFTA’s Learning & New Talent Committee & is Deputy Chair of the BAFTA TV Committee.

Alison Owen is one of the UK’s leading film and television producers. Finding international success with Shekhar Kapur’s BAFTA winning historical drama Elizabeth (1998), starring Cate Blanchett, Owen has consistently produced award-winning film and television projects. Credits include: The Other Boleyn Girl (2008), Jane Eyre (2011), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Suffragette (2015), Temple Grandin (2010), Small Island (2009), Me Before You (2016) and The Hustle (2019). 

In 2014, she founded the film and television company Monumental Pictures Ltd. with fellow UK powerhouse producer Debra Hayward. Strong, female driven stories make up Monumental’s film and television slate, with feature film How To Build A Girl (2019) by Caitlin Moran and starring Beanie Feldstein premiering at TIFF to critical acclaim, winning the Fipresci Prize and now streaming on Amazon Prime. Upcoming movies include Longbourn for Studio Canal and Persuasion for Fox Searchlight, along with a musical biopic on the life of Amy Winehouse. On the television side Owen serves as Executive Producer on three series of Hulu’s critically acclaimed Harlots (2017-present) as well as Monumental’s hit BBC 1 comedy series Ghosts. Alison is also Executive Producer on Anne with an E (2017-present), Moira Walley-Beckett’s adaptation of the children’s classic Anne of Green Gables.

Nicole Taylor is a screenwriter for film and television.  She wrote BBC1’s Three Girls about the Rochdale grooming scandal which won five BAFTAs, including for best writer. She also wrote the movie Wild Rose, starring Jessie Buckley and Julie Walters, The C Word for BBC1 starring Sheridan Smith and most recently, five-part thriller The Nest for BBC1 about a surrogacy pact between a wealthy couple and a young girl.

Originally from Glasgow, she now lives in London with her family.

Melissa Johns is a Disabled Actor working in TV & Theatre. She plays Hannah Taylor in BBC One’s new drama Life (written by Mike Bartlett) and is known for her role as Imogen Pascoe in Coronation Street.

Other TV credits include SKY’s I Hate Suzie, In The Long Run & FLACK, BBC’s The Interceptor, Casualty & SILK. Theatre credits include One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Sheffield crucible), Othello, Macbeth (HOME, Lyric Hammersmith), GRAEAE productions. Melissa is currently developing her one-woman show SNATCHED with The Lowry.  

Melissa was chosen as one of the UK’s most influential people with a disability on the Shaw Power List and won the Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World award in 2018 for her work in fighting for the inclusivity of disabled people in the arts and wider society. She also received Alumna of the year award for University of Essex/ East 15 acting school for her advocacy and action in breaking down the barriers faced by disabled creatives. 

Melissa is co-artistic director of TripleC and co crested DANC (Disabled Artists Networking Community).

Amma Asante MBE is a multi-award winning writer and director who won a BAFTA for her first film, A Way of Life (2004). This made Amma the first Black director to win a BAFTA Film Award for writing and directing. Her follow up movie, Belle (2013), drew widespread critical acclaim, going on to become one of the highest grossing independent films of the year. In 2016, A United Kingdom, directed by Amma for Pathé and Fox Searchlight US, was released and its European Premiere saw Amma celebrated as the first Black director to open the BFI London Film Festival in its 60-year history. Where Hands Touch (2018) became the fourth of Amma’s films to World premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film inspired by historical events, starring Amandla Stenberg, is set in 1944 Germany, and acquired by Sony Worldwide. 

Amma’s work in American television drama includes episodes of The Handmaids Tale, for MGM/Hulu and Cate Blanchett’s groundbreaking FX miniseries, Mrs America, the story of the 1970s women’s movement to have the ERA ratified. Her directing for this series includes the critically acclaimed episode ‘Shirley’ played by Uzo Aduba which charts the final weeks in Shirley Chisholm’s campaign as the first Black candidate to run for the American presidency.  

Amma will helm, the film adaptation of The Billion Dollar Spy for Walden Media and Weed Road.  Based on the book by journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner, David E. Hoffman, The Billion Dollar Spy tells the true story of Adolf Tolkachev, who became the Pentagon’s most valuable spy during the last years of the Cold War. Amma will then be seen directing a drama series adaptation of acclaimed novel Smilla’s Sense of Snow for German outfit Constantin Film.

Edward Enninful OBE took over as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue in August 2017. Prior to that Edward was Creative and Fashion Director of the American magazine W since 2011, where he worked with the world's best fashion photographers to produce ground-breaking, highly admired work. His experience as a fashion editor dates back to 1991 when he was named Fashion Director of the avant-garde British title i-D at the age of 19, a position he held for more than 20 years. In the years between 1998 and 2011 he contributed extensively to American Vogue and Italian Vogue.

Born in Ghana 45 years ago, one of six children, Enninful was brought to London as a child and grew up in the city's Ladbroke Grove area.  He became interested in fashion as a teenager when he was scouted as a fashion model. He displayed a talent for fashion styling which led the then Editor of I-D, Terry Jones, to appoint Enninful as the magazine's fashion director, the youngest in the industry. He attended Goldsmith's, University of London, well known for its art programmes, but left before graduation in order to plunge full-time into a fashion editing career.

In 2014 he was named fashion creator of the year by the British Fashion Council, he was honoured with an OBE in 2016, and in 2018 he was awarded the Media Award by the Council of Fashion Designers America and the PPA Chairman’s Award for his remarkable career in the industry.  In 2019, Enninful was honoured by The Daily Front Row for Magazine of the Year at the Fashion Media Awards.

Dan Grabiner is Head of Unscripted, UK, at Amazon Studios where he oversees the development and production of unscripted originals for Prime Video.

This includes returning brands such as The Grand Tour and All or Nothing, and a broad range of original programming across documentary, entertainment and formats.

Previously he was Head of Development at ITN, where he oversaw a slate of factual series and films including Michael Palin in North Korea, Interview with a Murderer, The Queen’s Green Planet and easyJet: Inside the Cockpit.

Kate Townsend commissions original documentaries out of the UK for the global streaming platform Netflix. Kate has worked across titles such as Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, The Devil Next Door, Tell Me Who I Am, Don’t Fxxk With Cats: Hunting an Internet Killer and Tiger King.  Prior to Netflix, Kate was Commissioning Editor of the BBC’s Storyville, where her credits include A Syrian Love Story, Pussy Riot, Notes on Blindness and India’s Daughter. She’s twice been nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy, and won the RTS award for Best Current Affairs Documentary for BBC Two’s Power To The People.

Gary Napper is a BAFTA winning videogame designer based in Guildford in the UK, currently working as a Game Director at Supermassive Games. Gary has 20 years of experience in the games industry from studios such as EA UK, Bright Light, Criterion, Creative Assembly and Sony. He was Design Director on Alien Isolation, Halo Wars 2 and has worked on the Harry Potter, Burnout and Hasbro franchises. Passionate about the potential of games as a force for good, Gary is often found speaking at events, participating in game jams and occasionally on the court playing basketball. 

Rami Ismail is a Dutch-Egyptian independent games & tool developer with over 20 titles across PC, console, web, and mobile. The co-founder of the influential now-retired indie games studio Vlambeer, Rami worked on award-winning and genre-defining games such as Ridiculous Fishing and Nuclear Throne. His development of tools like the industry-standard, his prolific & popular public speaking, and highly-regarded consultancy and insights have helped shape industry opportunities for game communities & independent game developers worldwide. Rami continues to advocate the creation of a fairer and more equal industry for developers anywhere through his work at His versatility and work resulted in him receiving a wide range of recognition, including the Game Developers Choice Ambassador Award, the IndieCade Gamechanger Award, and a Forbes 30 Under 30 nomination.

Fiona Shaw appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 2001 for her contribution to the film, theatrical and televisual arts, Fiona Shaw is one of Britain’s most prized actresses. In 2019, she won the BAFTA for Supporting Actress for Killing Eve, which also earned her an Emmy nomination alongside her performance in Fleabag.

She has worked with a number of international directors, including Alfonso Cuaron (Harry Potter), Jim Sheridan (My Left Foot), Bob Raffelson (Mountains of the Moon), Brian DePalma (The Black Dahlia), Franco Zeffirelli (Jane Eyre), Neil Jordan (The Butcher Boy) and Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life).

She is known in the US for her television performance as the villainess witch Marnie Stonebrook on HBO’s True Blood. 

Onstage, she has excelled in a wide range of performances. In London her roles in Electra, As You Like It and The Good Person of Sichaun won her Olivier awards for Best Actress, and her critically acclaimed performance in Machinal (Royal National Theatre) won her both an Olivier Award for Best Actress and a London Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress. Her outstanding role as the titular character of Medea won her the Evening Standard Award for Best Actress while also earning nominations for the Tony Award on Broadway for Best Actress and the Drama Desk Award for her performance in Waste Land. 

She has also performed in New York in Happy Days, The Ancient Mariner and John Gabriel Borkman at BAM and The Testament of Mary on Broadway. 

Recently she completed work on Ammonite and Enola Holmes and for TV Mrs Wilson (BBC). She is currently shooting Baptiste.

Jim Jagger is Director of Animation at Rockstar Games. A graduate of Bournemouth University, Jim has over 20 years’ experience in video game animation. Jim has spent the majority of his career with Rockstar Games, working on a wide array of projects including the Red Dead Redemption and Grand Theft Auto series, LA Noire and many more.

Breakthrough USA Jurors

Kathryn Busby (Co-Chair, Breakthrough USA Jury; Chair, BAFTA Los Angeles) as Head of TriStar Television, Busby identifies content that aligns with the creative vision of the prestige, IP driven Sony Pictures Television division and guides the continued growth of each series. She oversees development and programming while working to refine TriStar’s content strategy.

Previously, As Senior Vice President of Development for Sony Pictures Television Networks, Busby initiated, drove and oversaw the sourcing, development and production of ABSENTIA. Initially commissioned by Sony’s AXN Networks, the critically-acclaimed series has been sold around the world, including a three season sale to Amazon. The success of ABSENTIA pioneered a new model of low- cost/high-value production, working with emerging local talent to create English- language global dramas, christened as Gemstone Studios.

Before joining Sony, Busby was Vice President of Original Programming for TBS.

Before TBS, Busby was Senior Vice President of Production at New Line Cinema. Busby was an Executive Producer of the first Sex and The City movie, which grossed $415,000,000 worldwide.

Busby also directed and produced the comedy short Max and Josh, which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival.

Busby serves on the Board of Directors for PACE (Philanthropy and Community Engagement). She received her BA from Harvard College and resides with her family in Los Angeles.

Maria Ishak (Co-Chair, Breakthrough USA Jury; Chair, BAFTA New York) is the Senior Vice President North America Sales at all3media International and manages the licensing of rights of over 20,000 hours of programming including Gordon Ramsay’s: Unchartered, Midsomer Murders, Undercover Boss and the award-winning Fleabag. Ishak is also charged with growing the North American business by managing co-productions between British and North American commissioners and works closely with producers to identify, pitch and sell projects at all stages of development.

Having worked in the television industry for more than 15 years, Ishak began her career within the marketing departments of FremantleMedia and Sony Pictures Television International, before moving over to programme sales and acquisitions. In 2010, she joined Passion Distribution and quickly became a key member of the team that helped grow the company from a £5 million start up to a £25 million business. Three years later she was promoted to Vice President Sales and Acquisitions, North America, and moved to New York City to launch and head up Passion Distribution USA.

Ishak was born in Lebanon, grew up in London, and graduated from Bristol University with a bachelor of Science in Economics and Sociology, she is the Chair of BAFTA NY and splits her time between New York City and London.

Laura Bailey began her career in video games over two decades ago and has since gone on to become one of the most prolific voice actresses in the industry today. In these past few years, you may have heard Laura as Abby in The Last of Us Part II, Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers, Mary Jane in Marvel’s Spider-Man, Kait Diaz in Gears 5, or Nadine Ross in Uncharted: Lost Legacy - the latter two roles having earned Bailey a BAFTA Games nomination. Other notable roles include Spartan Vale in the Halo franchise, Jaina Proudmoore in World of Warcraft, Fetch in Sucker Punch’s Infamous Series, Supergirl of Injustice 2, Eltariel from Middle Earth: Shadow of War, The Boss in Saints Row 3 and 4, Catwoman in Batman: The Telltale Series, and Fiona in Telltale’s Tales from the Borderlands.

In addition to video games, Laura lends her voice to several animated series, including Marvel’s Avenger Assemble as the voice of Black Widow, Marvel’s Spider-Man as Gwen Stacy, Constantine: City of Demons as The Night Nurse, as well as roles in Rick and Morty, Pickle and Peanut, Guardians of the Galaxy, RWBY, The PowerPuff Girls, and others. Laura lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband Travis Willingham and their son, but she got her start in Dallas, Texas. While working there at Funimation studios, Laura voiced characters on many popular titles such as, DragonBall Z, Fruits Basket, Shin-Chan, Full Metal Alchemist, and Soul Eater.

Laura is well known for her weekly streamed series, Critical Role, which recently broke several records on Kickstarter and has an animated series in production with Amazon Studios.


Louise Chater is a seasoned film executive who has specialised in marketing strategy and research for the Studios. Her work has impacted the global marketing strategies for more than 500 name-recognition movies over a 20-year career. Running global strategy at Disney and International strategy at Sony, she’s become an expert in understanding how consumers respond to storytelling, helping filmmakers and marketing teams connect with audiences around the world. She’s spent the last two years developing a biometric tool for Sony that maps how audiences are responding to movies - allowing filmmakers to see, second by second, the emotional journey of their audience.

Patrick Connolly is Senior Vice President of Programming and Marketing for AMC Networks International (AMCNI). Connolly is responsible for acquisitions, planning, global strategy and scheduling of linear and VOD programming, as well as promotion planning and on-air creative for AMC Global and SundanceTV Global. He also oversees marketing activities for the AMC and SundanceTV brands internationally alongside the company’s locally recognized channels in various programming genres in more than 130 countries. In addition, Connolly serves as executive producer of all film festival coverage for SundanceTV Global. He reports to Harold Gronenthal, Executive Vice President, Programming and Marketing, AMCNI.

Based in New York, Connolly was most recently Senior Vice President of Programming, AMC / SundanceTV Global. In this role, he successfully optimized synergies across the company’s domestic and international offices and leveraged opportunities with acquisitions and co-productions across AMC and SundanceTV services around the globe. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Programming and Scheduling, AMC / SundanceTV Global.

Connolly joined AMC Networks in 2011. Prior to his work with AMC / SundanceTV Global, he was a scheduling and programming consultant with SundanceTV in the United States and Showtime. In these roles he helped with planning strategy, program scheduling, and ratings analysis for new series.

Active in various industry organizations, Connolly serves as Co-Chair of BAFTA New York’s Digital/Social Media and previously served on the board of BAFTA New York. He is also a member of Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, NATPE and PROMAX. In addition, he serves as Executive Champion in the LGBTQIA+ group at AMC Networks.

Paapa Essiedu was seen as ‘Kwame’ in BBC One and HBO’s phenomenally successful I MAY DESTROY YOU, an unflinching, frank and provocative new series exploring the question of sexual consent, and where the distinction between sexual liberation and exploitation lies within the British dating landscape. Directed, written and starring two-time BAFTA winner Michaela Coel (Chewing Gum, Black Earth Rising), Paapa was also joined by Weruche Opia and Adam James. He also joined a stellar cast for ITV’s Black Lives Matter-inspired drama short series UNSAID STORIES. The four-part anthology series is made by Greenacre Films, with Paapa starring in “Look At Me”. The episode focuses on the aftermath of a young professional couple stopped by police whilst out driving on a date. Forthcoming is writer-director Carl Tibbets’ SWEET DREAMS, an impressive crime-thriller also starring Niamh Algar, Mia Goth, Nick Frost, Billy Howle and Aisling Bea.

2020 kicked off with Paapa appearing as ‘Alexander Dumani’ in HBO/Sky Atlantic’s explosive thriller GANGS OF LONDON. Boasting a large international ensemble cast to match its sprawling narrative style, the series tells the story of a sudden power vacuum that is created when the head of London’s most influential crime family is assassinated. The show was commissioned for a second series following its huge success. Other film and television credits include: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, THE MINIATURIST, BLACK EARTH RISING, PRESS, HAPPY VALLEY, KIRI, REVOLTING, NOT SAFE FOR WORK and UTOPIA.

Paapa’s theatre work is equally as varied and impressive, with many of his performances considered seminal in their bold retellings. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2012 to play ‘Fenton’ in Phillip Breen’s production of THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR. Soon after, he headed to the National Theatre, playing ‘Burgundy’ in Sam Mendes’ acclaimed production of KING LEAR. He returned as ‘Edmund’ in Greg Doran’s adaptation of the Shakespeare classic in 2016 at the Royal Shakespeare theatre, noted unanimously for his dripping disdain and cynical take on the role. Prior to that, he was seen as a vivid young ‘Hamlet’ in Simon Godwin’s heartening production. Most recently, Paapa played ‘Moses’ in Indhu Rubasingham’s reworking of Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER at the Kiln Theatre.

Cary Joji Fukunaga's work as a writer, director, and cinematographer has taken him around the world. Fukunaga made his feature film writing and directing debut with the critically acclaimed SIN NOMBRE followed by the film adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s JANE EYRE, both released by Focus Features. His third film, BEASTS OF NO NATION, released by Netflix, was an official selection at the Venice, Telluride, and Toronto film festivals and earned Idris Elba Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Most recently, Fukunaga co-wrote and directed the upcoming James Bond film, NO TIME TO DIE, for MGM.

His television work includes directing and executive producing the first season of HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE, for which he won an Emmy for Outstanding Directing, and writing and executive producing the highly acclaimed limited series MANIAC for Netflix, starring Emma Stone and Jonah Hill.

Bao Nguyen is an award-winning Vietnamese American filmmaker whose past work has been seen in the New York Times, HBO, NBC, Vice, ARTE, and PBS. He has directed, produced, and shot a number of short films, which have played internationally in numerous festivals and museums including MoMA and the Smithsonian. His graduate thesis film, "Julian", won a CINE Golden Eagle Award, the Best Student Documentary Short at the Palm Springs ShortsFest, Special Jury Prize at DOCNYC, and was nominated for an IDA Award. He was the producer and cinematographer of "Nuoc 2030", a feature narrative set in near future Vietnam which opened the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlin International Film Festival and was a recipient of the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Filmmaker Award. His feature doc directorial debut, "Live From New York" opened the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast nationally in prime time on NBC, preceding the 41st season premiere of Saturday Night Live. He is a 2011 PBS/WGBH Producers Workshop Fellow, an alumnus of the 2012 and 2014 Berlinale Talent Campus, and a Firelight Media Fellow. He earned his BA at NYU and his MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Mary Ramos has been a Film Music Supervisor for over 20 years, creatively helping Directors find the best songs and scores for their films. She has helped shape the music for blockbuster features, fierce independents and passionate documentaries. Along with Grammy nominated soundtracks and a Guild of Music Supervisors Award for "Django Unchained," she worked with Quentin Tarantino on "The Hateful Eight" which brought Ennio Morricone his first Academy Award for Best Original Score and she worked with Reginald Hudlin on his film "Marshall" for which the powerful original theme song entitled "Stand Up For Something" was nominated for a 2018 Academy Award.

John Romero has won over 100 awards as a game designer, level designer, audio designer, and programmer. His work spans over 130 games, 107 of which have been published commercially, including the iconic works Wolfenstein 3D, DOOM, DOOM II, Heretic, Hexen and Quake. Romero has worked in the mobile, hardcore, mid-core, casual and MMO space. Romero has co-founded eight successful game companies including the likes of id Software, Ion Storm, Gazillion Entertainment, Loot Drop, and most recently Romero Games.

Nicole Stott is Executive Vice President of Nonfiction for Concordia Studio, launched by Davis Guggenheim and Jonathan King teamed with Laurene Powell Jobs to develop, produce and finance premium nonfiction and narrative films and series. Operating as both an investor and production entity, the studio aims to tell the most compelling stories with the most exciting creators.

Nicole creatively drives and executive produces on Concordia’s slate of nonfiction films and series. Recent titles include four feature documentary films that all premiered in US Competition at Sundance 2020: TIME, directed by Sundance 2020 US Documentary Best Director Garrett Bradley, and acquired by Amazon at the festival; Ramona Diaz's A THOUSAND CUTS acquired by Frontline; the critically acclaimed hybrid BLOODY NOSE DIRTY POCKETS directed by Bill Ross & Turner Ross, and Sundance 2020 Grand Jury Prize winning BOYS STATE, directed by Amanda McBaine & Jesse Moss and acquired in a record breaking deal by Apple.

Previous titles for the studio include: the three-part series for Netflix INSIDE BILL'S BRAIN: DECODING BILL GATES; an anthology of five documentary films for the NYTimes OpDocs, titled FROM HERE TO HOME (including Laura Nix's 2020 Academy nominated WALK RUN CHA CHA).

Prior to joining Concordia, Nicole served as Head of Documentary at multiple BAFTA, Emmy and triple Academy Award winning PASSION PICTURES in London. Working alongside veteran nonfiction producer John Battsek for over thirteen years, Nicole creatively helmed the company’s feature slate and produced on more than forty films and series including some highly acclaimed non-fiction of recent years: Academy Award and BAFTA winner SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN; Academy Award nominated RESTREPO; Academy shortlisted THE TILLMAN STORY; BAFTA Outstanding Debut Winner THE IMPOSTER; IDA and Peabody Award winning LISTEN TO ME MARLON; Greg Barker’s THE FINAL YEAR, and Matt Tyrnauer’s STUDIO54, Lorna Tucker's WESTWOOD: PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST and more.

Nicole is a member of the PGA, BAFTA and The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.