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Gina Jackson
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Gina Jackson

Gina Jackson has recently joined The Imaginarium, to setup a new games publishing division; The Imaginarium is the production company founded by Andy Serkis and Jonathan Cavandish developing films, TV shows, and games as well as world class performance capture. She started her career in the videogames industry in 1992, […]

Glenn Patterson
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Glenn Patterson

Glenn Patterson is the author of nine novels, the most recent of which is The Rest Just Follows.The Mill for Grinding Old People Young (2012) was Belfast’s first One City One Book choice. Here’s Me Here, a collection featuring his articles and essays for print and broadcast has just been published […]

Helen Toland
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Helen Toland

Helen Toland has worked across various BBC Radio networks for 15 years making programmes about Glen Campbell, Death, the Papal 1979 visit to Ireland and Nirvana amongst other things. Nowadays she is Digital Producer for BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle.

Huw Cordey
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Huw Cordey

Huw began his career at Partridge Films, one of the leading independent natural history film companies in the 90’s. After three years with Partridge, he went on to work with Mike Birkhead Associates, where he made two BBC Natural Worlds in the US. He joined the BBC NHU in 1995 […]

Ian Critchley
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Ian Critchley

Originally from St. Helens, Merseyside Ian has spent over twenty-five years in the TV industry across ITV and the BBC where he established the BBC’s Production Talent Network. He has been responsible for the management of creative and editorial talent across all genres in production and commissioning on a pan […]

Ian George
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Ian George

Manager, The Pod BBC Resourcing & Talent Ian manages The Pod, a BBC talent agency, working closely with in-house teams to source, place and develop entry level people across BBC productions. He also manages the Production Talent Pool and previously worked in the BBC Academy Future Talent Team, running the […]

Ian NeilI
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Ian NeilI

Ian’s extensive knowledge of music is renowned. His expertise in researching tracks and handling music clearances, in addition to his strong ties with all the major and independent record labels and publishers artists, composers, agents and managers, has inevitably made him the first port of call for all the top […]

Jacqui Taunton Fenton
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Jacqui Taunton Fenton

Head of Production Talent, BBC Scripted (Drama & Comedy) Jacqui is Head of Production Talent for Drama & Comedy. She is responsible for talent management including staffing and staff scheduling, training and development and negotiates contracts for key talent. She is looking for up and coming talent with a passion […]

Jamie Crawford
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Jamie Crawford

Jamie Crawford is CEO of SPIN1038 and SPIN South West Radio stations. Jamie has 14 years’ experience in radio having started in SPIN1038 when the station launched in 2002. Jamie was appointed CEO of SPIN1038 at the age of 28 and has overseen the brands most successful years including taking […]

Jane Kelly
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Jane Kelly

Creative Director and Co-Founder – Big Mountain At Big Mountain she has created, developed and Executive Produced ground breaking formats including Extreme Makeover: On Fleek for C4, Genealogy Roadshow for PBS currently in 3rd series, Wild Ireland for ITV1 winning 19m viewers and the critically acclaimed Addict’s Symphony for C4. […]

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