John Tulip

Managing Director

Managing Director of Northern Film & Media since June 2012, John was previously Finance Director, appointed soon after the company’s formation in 2003. John leads the NFM team and has been instrumental in developing a first class finance structure and driving innovative public-private partnerships. An Associate member of CIMA of 25 years, John has worked in senior roles in a number of private, public and third sector companies in the North East.

Dir: 0191 440 4561 / 07971 974544

Gayle Woodruffe

Production Service Manager

Gayle is responsible for promoting the region to film and TV production companies encouraging them to film in the North East. Gayle maintains a comprehensive database of information on crew, facilities and locations, providing excellent local contacts and knowledge for anyone planning to shoot in the region.

Dir: 0191 440 4562 / 07836 749 703

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Rupert Lee

Commercial Manager

Rupert is responsible for designing and leading on NFM’s events programme. He manages NFM and CTBF's NETS Fund and is also responsible for external communications, contributes to fundraising and some talent development projects, as well as providing support to the managing director on monitoring.

Dir: 0191 440 4561

Lauren Healey

Project and Development Manager (pt)

Lauren develops, fundraises for and manages a range of creative projects, aimed specifically at artists with a moving image / digital / screen-based culture practice.

Dir: 0191 440 4560

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Katie Strachan

Training Co-ordinator, NFM Academy (pt)

Katie co-ordinates training placements on the NFM Academy and is first point of contact for trainees and productions.

Dir: 0191 440 4563

David Cawston

Finance Assistant (pt)

David is responsible for Northern Film & Media accounts, purchase invoices and bank payments.

Dir: 0191 440 4560

Roxy McKenna

Project Manager (Freelance)

Roxy manages The Artist's Cut and CREATEiNNOVATE talent programmes.


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