Film Agency For Wales

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Telephone: 02920 766931

The national development agency for the film industry in Wales

Staff

Corporate and film production

Pauline Burt
Chief Executive

Pauline joined the newly established Film Agency for Wales as Chief Executive in May 2006, having spent the previous four years in commercial finance at London based Mansfield Associates, as Risk Manager to the Royal Bank of Scotland and Rand Merchant Bank, amongst others. Prior to that, Pauline spent three years heading up production at Sgrin, the former Media Agency for Wales.

She has a wealth of experience, having been involved in the financing of over forty feature films, from all over the world. Previous credits include Mike Barker's A Good Woman starring Scarlett Johansson and Helen Hunt; Peter Greenaway's Tulse Luper Suitcases; Gaby Dellal's Sundance opener, On A Clear Day; first-timer, Chris Smith's Creep; Peter Cattaneo's Opal Dream; John Duigan's Head in the Clouds starring Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz; and David Howard's Flick.

Pauline studied Film and Media at Stirling University before spending a year at the highly regarded University of California Los Angeles on the Producers' Program, during which time she worked for international sales agent, August Entertainment and Alan Ladd Jnr's The Ladd Company, of Braveheart fame.

pauline@filmagencywales.com

Administration

Angharad Williams
Executive Assistant

Angharad joins the Film Agency from the British Council, where she worked as a Welsh language and website support officer. She previously spent five years at S4C working to the Director of Communications and to the S4C Authority.

angharad@filmagencywales.com

Commercial Affairs & Communications

Michael Hill
Commercial Affairs Director

Mike joined the team in 2013 in a new role responsible for all things relating to income and image at the Film Agency. His role involves heading up the Agency's communications, branding, stakeholder relations and income generation and diversification projects with a brief of working strategically to build linkages across all of the Agency's work.

Prior to joining the Agency, Mike worked in the media and higher education. He has almost 20 years experience as a journalist where his work included covering the devastating effects of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras, the funeral of Princess Diana and interviews with several Prime Ministers. During his journalistic career Mike also worked as a daily newspaper editor and head of multimedia for the Trinity Mirror group.

After leaving journalism Mike became Director of Commercial and External Services at the University of South Wales (formerly the University of Wales, Newport) where he was responsible for communications, public affairs, marketing, fund-raising and business development.

michael@filmagencywales.com

Ben Hooper
Communications Executive

While studying at Cardiff University Ben was assistant editor at Bath-based music and arts magazine Junxion17. After graduating he continued to write for The Big Issue Cymru while working as Production Assistant at The Wales Theatre Company. He joined the Film Agency for Wales in January 2010, providing support across the office and working to the Marketing Manager. Ben has a keen interest in social media.

ben@filmagencywales.com

Production, Development and Talent

Hannah Thomas
Head of Creative Sector Development

Hannah Thomas is Head of Creative Sector Development at The Film Agency Wales where she heads up the talent and development team.

Before joining the Film Agency she worked for the drama department at the BBC where she had more than ten years experience in development and production. She produced PyC for BBC Wales which was the first ever Welsh language multi-platform drama and she Produced Becoming Human, the multi-platform extension of Being Human for Touchpaper amongst numerous other projects. Hannah is studying for an MA in Film and Television Production and is specialising in cross platform/cross media storytelling.

hannah@filmagencywales.com

Adam Partridge
Production and Special Projects Manager

Adam joined the Agency for Wales in January 2007 and will support the 'Acting Head of Production.'

Previously, Adam worked for Breakthru Films on the feature project Sh and the stop-frame animation film, Peter and the Wolf. He has also co-ordinated a two year drama development project with emerging film-makers in Sierra Leone for ScriptNet, and has worked as a production manager and producer of shorts.

adam@filmagencywales.com

Tracy Spottiswoode
Talent Network Manager

Tracy joined the Film Agency in 2010 having established a career as an award-winning screenwriter, director and animator. A screenplay selected for the Moonstone Screenwriters' Lab was commissioned by BBC Films and her live action short was nominated for a BAFTA Cymru. A member of the Welsh committee of the Writers Guild of Great Britain, Tracy is committed to supporting writers and works to the Head of Production managing a slate of over 60 projects in development, nurturing and identifying Welsh film making talent in both languages.

tracy@filmagencywales.com

Kimberley Warner
Development Executive

Beginning her career as a script consultant for producer Alex Ross, Kimberley is the former Head of Acquisitions and Development for two distributors: Journeyman Pictures and Mercury Media. Working with filmmakers of the calibre of Ken Loach, Kim Longinotto, James Moll and Pratibha Parmar, Kimberley also established Mercury's digital distribution arm and has a solid understanding of the changing international market for film.

Working to the Head of Creative Sector Development, Kimberley oversees the development activities for the Film Agency for Wales and is passionate about finding new voices in both the Welsh and English languages.

kimberley@filmagencywales.com

Katherine Pither
Talent Co-ordinator

As a screenwriter with a short film nominated for the Script Award at the 2013 Monaco International Film Festival, Katherine truly appreciates the scriptwriting process and has a strong self-motivated interest in developing work to its best possible state. She holds a BA (Hons) in Scriptwriting for Film and Television at Bournemouth University and has honed her ambitions in creative development at Matador Pictures, Sonia Friedman Productions and Minnow Films.

katherine@filmagencywales.com

Greg Mothersdale
Cinematic Project Manager

cinematic@filmagencywales.com

Education, Exhibition and Regeneration

Emma Flatley
Head of Education, Exhibition and Regeneration

Emma Flatley joined the Film Agency for Wales in September 2011 having previously been the Director of respected Welsh Dance Theatre Trust, Rubicon.

At Rubicon, Emma led the company through the Arts Council of Wales's Investment Review Process, managing the company's education and outreach programme, financial planning and fundraising. She previously worked as Project Manager for Skillset Screen Academy Wales, where she managed partnerships with the film sector and supported the delivery of masterclasses, mentoring programmes, residencies, festival promotion and event management.

Her career has also included time as Marketing Events and Sponsorship Manager for the International Film Festival of Wales, in addition to consultancy work with a number of regional screen agencies and the UK Film Council.

As Head of Education, Exhibition and Regeneration at the Film Agency for Wales, Emma has responsibility for the planning and delivery of the education and exhibition strategy including close liaison with key stakeholders; including the specialist exhibition group, film festival forum, the film education network and a wide variety of partners across Wales and the UK, including the BFI, First Light, Film Education Ltd. and FilmClub.

emma@filmagencywales.com

Hana Lewis
Regeneration Project Manager

With a Masters degree in American Film and Literature, Hana is responsible for the development and management of Exhibition and Education projects, including Film in Afan, a 3 year rural cinema project and Reach the Heights, an ambitious film education initiative. Working to the Head of Exhibition and Education, Hana also works closely with festivals, venues and education practitioners offering strategic guidance.

With a genuine love of film, Hana previously worked for the Leeds International Film Festival and 7 Inch Cinema, the Birmingham based creators of Flatpack Film Festival.

hana@filmagencywales.com

Caroline Berney-Lane
Film in Afan Project Manager

Caroline graduated with a BA honours in Film and Television Studies from Aberystwyth University in 2004 and has completed a Master's in Business and Law in Technology and Innovation at Swansea University. She went on to work as a freelance television researcher for BBC Wales, BBC White City and Fulmar West Ltd. Caroline is a founder member of Spill Media Ltd and has managed the company since 2007, developing it from a voluntary arts group to a sustainable Social Enterprise.

caroline@filmagencywales.com

Finance

Gail Reed
Finance Manager

gail@filmagencywales.com

Michelle Green
Bookkeeper

michelle@filmagencywales.com