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Screen Yorkshire is based on the waterfront in Leeds City Centre at

Studio 30, 46 the calls, Leeds, LS2 7EY

Tel: +44 (0)113 236 8228

E: info@screenyorkshire.co.uk

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Our team

  • Caroline Cooper Charles looking into camera

    Caroline Cooper Charles, Chief Executive

    Caroline took up the role of chief executive at Screen Yorkshire in January 2022, following three years working in the senior management team. As leader of the organisation, Caroline is responsible for the operational direction of Screen Yorkshire, building on its work to date and devising new strategies to contribute to continued growth of the screen industries in Yorkshire and Humber.
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    Executive Assistant to Chief Executive / Connected Campus Co-ordinator

    Fiona comes to us with 25 years of experience working in TV and Film under her belt, and as an avid cinema-goer has an unshakeable belief in the power of movies. She will be assisting Caroline, including diary management, booking meetings and organising other work-related activity, plus looking after admin associated with the Yorkshire Content Fund. In addition, Fiona will also be helping to co-ordinate Connected Campus and Indie Club meetings and events.
  • Bea Neumann

    Beatrice Neumann, Head of Skills and Industry Engagement

    Bea is a member of our senior management team, and is responsible for all our skills and training initiatives, including new entrant and professional development programmes. Bea oversees a number of projects including the Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire, Connected Campus and Beyond Brontes. Bea also heads up our industry engagement and support activities, developing and maintaining Screen Yorkshire's relationships with Yorkshire based indies working in the broadcast sector.
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    Rachel McWatt, Communications Manager

    Rachel oversees communications on behalf of Screen Yorkshire, including publicity, marketing, PR, social media, website, branding and events.
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    Chris Hordley, Production Liaison & Development

    Chris provides bespoke advice on regional locations, studios and facilities to UK and international production companies. With over 20 years combined industry and production liaison experience, Chris has secured and supported productions in Yorkshire & Humber including; Peaky Blinders, Happy Valley, Victoria, Ackley Bridge, God's Own Country, Paddington 2, and Transformers: The Last Knight.  He also supports Screen Yorkshire’s senior management team in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
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    Olivia Thomas, Film Office Co-ordinator

    Olivia is the first point of call for Screen Yorkshire's Crew Service. She is part of the Film Office team and advises on filming enquiries, including locations, crew, facilities and permitting and also maintains our film locations and crew and facilities databases.
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    Nardia Fortune, Production Liaison Manager – Location Support

    Nardia works in our Film Office team. As a location manager, with more than 10 years on the ground knowledge working in the industry, Nardia has a great knowledge of filming locations in Yorkshire and is experienced working with industry. Nardia works with Chris and Olivia to support productions to find the best locations in Yorkshire, ensuring that we continue to attract major film and TV productions.
  • Richard Knight, Production Liaison and Education

    Richard Knight, Career Support Manager

    Richard helps to find and develop Yorkshire’s industry talent of the future. He assists with the development and running of Screen Yorkshire’s training and education programmes including our nation-leading Connected Campus initiative. Having worked for 20 years in the industry throughout the UK on feature films, television dramas, music videos and commercials, Richard brings a wealth of knowledge to the role.
  • Jo Schofield

    Jo Schofield, Senior Talent Executive

    Jo oversees Screen Yorkshire’s FLEX talent development programme, which supports writers, directors and producers to develop dynamic, authentic and fluid stories fit for 2021 and beyond. Jo also looks after The Insight New Producer Programme that Screen Yorkshire delivers on behalf of BFI Net.work and supports Caroline to run the Yorkshire Content Fund, a public-private investment fund for the TV, film, video games and digital sectors in Yorkshire and Humber, open to producers either based in Yorkshire or wishing to film or establish a base in the region.
  • Karen Roch

    Karen Roch, Manager - Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire

    Karen leads our Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire (CoSEY) initiative, a partnership with ScreenSkills. Launched in 2020 as the UK’s first Centre of Screen Excellence, the initiative provides specialist craft and technical training to individuals in areas where there are specific crew skills shortages, delivered with a number of West Yorkshire colleges and specialist tutors.
  • Natasha Kifwamba

    Natasha Kifwamba, Programme Coordinator

    Natasha works with Jo to deliver Screen Yorkshire's talent development initiative FLEX, designed to support and nurture the region's emerging screen talent. Natasha also works with Abigail to help run our Beyond Brontës programme, established in 2019 to address the lack of diversity in the screen industries workforce.
  • Hannah Kenworthy

    Hannah Kenworthy, Senior Coordinator - Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire

    Hannah works with Karen to deliver Centre of Screen Excellence: Yorkshire (CoSEY) initiative, a partnership with ScreenSkills. Launched in 2020 as the UK’s first Centre of Screen Excellence, the initiative provides specialist craft and technical training to individuals in areas where there are specific crew skills shortages, delivered with a number of West Yorkshire colleges and specialist tutors.
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    Abigail Houseman, Beyond Brontës Senior Coordinator

    Abigail runs our Beyond Brontës programme, established in 2019 to address the lack of diversity in the screen industries workforce. Beyond Brontës supports young people across West Yorkshire to develop the skills, confidence and connections to enter and succeed in the screen industries.
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    Paul Higgins, Head of Finance

    Paul is responsible for the company’s strategic and operational financial management, corporate governance and accounting.
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    Jean Pendle-Ash, Finance Officer

    Jean is part of our Finance team and looks after our financial record keeping, payment of invoices and also helps with the preparation of accounts.