Tim Dams is the Europe Editor of Screen International. He has over 25 years experience as a journalist writing about the film and television industries.
Kate is the Managing Director of Ringside Studios, and it’s investment arm, Ringside Media. Ringside Studios has recently produced the action thriller, Liaison starring Vincent Cassell and Eva Green, for Apple TV+ and the TV film My Name is Leon for the BBC. Under the Ringside Media arm, the group is in production on Queenie for BBC and Disney, and Borderline for ZDF.
Kate is an experienced TV financing executive, and prior to Ringside Studios she worked at Ingenious Media for 8 years overseeing the TV strategy. Whilst there, Kate worked across both complex project financing and co-production deals, as well as assessing and structuring venture capital investment deals. Notable projects Kate has helped finance and offered advisory services on are ‘Marcella’, ‘White House Farm’, ‘Britannia’ and ‘Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell’. Prior to Ingenious Kate worked in investment management and is a qualified accountant.
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Mark Williams is a feature film and Emmy-nominated TV writer, director, producer and partner at Zero Gravity Managementa top-tier literary and talent management / production company based in Los Angeles, which he founded in 2001. He has produced over 25 movies, including THE ACCOUNTANT and HONEST THIEF as well as co-created and Executive Produced the Emmy-winning TV series OZARK.
Jacqueline’s practice specializes in all aspects of production, financing and distribution of films and television programmes. With a wealth of knowledge of the media industry she provides not only legal but also commercial strategic advice in any transaction. Jacqueline’s clients are wide ranging and include; US Studios, leading US and European Producers and Distributors, SVOD Platforms, banks and investment funds. Jacqueline has been named a leader in her field by the Legal Media Group’s Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunication Lawyers, Legal Business’ Legal Experts, by Chambers UK and by The Legal 500.
Isabel leads Screen Scotland, the screen agency which sits within Creative Scotland. Screen Scotland is the national body that drives development of all aspects of Scotland’s film and TV industry, through funding and strategic support.
Isabel joined Screen Scotland in late 2018, leading the growth of Scottish screen through investing in development and production, enhancing skills and production infrastructure, advocating for screen education, and supporting Scottish talent to increase the quality and diversity of film and television production across scripted and unscripted genres.
From 2011-2018, Isabel was the BFI’s Head of International. In a role combining editorial, production and policy expertise, Isabel delivered the BFI’s international strategy and negotiated film co-production treaties with China and Brazil.