Managing Director | Dir: 0191 440 4561 | Mob: 07971 974544 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.
Head of Marketing and Commercial Development | Dir: 0191 440 4560 Alison heads up the outward-facing arm of NFM, responsible for fundraising and identifying new sources of revenue and developing the organisation’s programming activity. She will be working with the Managing Director to expand the organisation’s commercial operations and broaden its relationship with potential stakeholders, from local councils and regional businesses, to arts and other media organisations, as well as assisting him with NFM’s strategic development.
Production Service Manager | Dir: 0191 440 4940 | Mob: 07836 749 703 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. Gayle also manages the NFM Academy.
Commercial Manager (pt) | Dir: 0191 440 4561 Rupert is responsible for designing and leading on NFM’s events programme. He also manages the NETS Fund, contributes to fundraising and some talent development projects, and provides support to the managing director on monitoring. In addition to his role at NFM Rupert also works part time for The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund in London, normally on Thursdays and Fridays.
Project and Development Manager (pt) | Dir: 0191 440 4560 Lauren develops, fundraises for and manages a range of creative projects, aimed specifically at artists with a screen-based practice including Connect Exchange and Film Club.
Training Co-ordinator, NFM Academy (pt) | Dir: 0191 440 4562 Katie co-ordinates the activities of NFM Academy, facilitating events, advising on CV’s, working with productions to organise placements and is first point of contact for trainees and productions.