Film Hub London Advisory Panel announced
Date posted: 04.11.2013
Representatives from across London's diverse exhibition sector have joined the Advisory Panel of Film Hub London, led by Film London. With backgrounds ranging from film clubs and festivals to multiplexes and cultural institutions, they will use their diverse experience and expertise to guide Film Hub London activities and ensure a thriving cultural exhibition sector in the city.
As the Film Hub Lead Organisation, Film London has been tasked with managing the BFI Film Audience Network for the capital. The Hub is developing partnerships and offering audience development support to exhibitors in the city. The aim is to ensure that cultural cinema activities are available to all Londoners, widening participation, particularly in those areas currently underserved.
The Advisory Panel is there to represent the interests of Film Hub London members and agree the Hub's yearly aims and objectives.
Meet the Panel
Programming & Acquisitions Director
Clare has over 30 years of experience in the industry. She is responsible for the overall programming policies of Picturehouse Cinemas, Britain's largest circuit of independent art-house and community cinemas, as well as acquiring titles for Picturehouse Entertainment - Picturehouse Cinema's distribution arm formed in 2010.
Film Buying Director
Stuart entered the Cinema Exhibition business over 25 years ago. Stuart is the Film Buying Director for Vue Entertainment overseeing on screen content across Vue's 82 cinemas and 779 screens in the UK and Ireland.
Lost Picture Show
Jim Dummett is founding director of The Lost Picture Show, a company that specialises in pop-up cinema events. He has been organising events in unusual locations since 2009, from the mud-splattered fields of Glastonbury Festival, to pubs, parks, rooftops and basements across the capital, collaborating with London's vibrant ecosystem of pop-ups, film clubs and community cinemas.
Bird's Eye View
Kate Gerova joined Bird's Eye View as Creative Director in 2013, following 15 years spent in film distribution. The only event of its kind in the UK, the annual Bird's Eye View Film Festival showcases women film-makers from around the world. Bird's Eye View also holds a range of training and networking events, positively celebrating the contribution of women to film and cinema.
The New Black
Priscilla Igwe has been involved in the Black Film Exhibition sector for the last decade. At The New Black Film Collective she has used her skills to develop a monthly film club in London, an annual Black History Month season and to support regional screenings across the UK.
Cinema Administration Manager
Lesley has worked in film exhibition, media and event production for over 13 years. As Cinema Administration Manager at the Barbican Centre she oversees the smooth running of the venue's three screens, showing a range film festivals, ScreenTalks, seasons and events alongside the latest blockbusters.
Head of Cinemas and Festivals
Clare has been Head of Cinemas and Festivals at the BFI since October 2011. Her role brings all of the BFI’s film exhibition activity together: she is responsible for the cultural and commercial performance of BFI Southbank and BFI Festivals including the BFI London Film Festival of which she is Festival Director and BFI London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.Rachel Wang
A Co-Founder of Chocolate Films, Rachel is an acclaimed Black British film director/producer who has worked in the media for over a decade. In addition to leading the organisation's video production department, and directing the films, Rachel is instrumental in producing many of Chocolate Film's youth and community projects.
Owner and Director
Genesis Entertainment Limited
Pursuing his love of the film industry Tyrone bought the derelict ABC Empire in Whitechapel East London and transformed it into the Genesis Independent cinema. He is a founder of the East London Film Festival and in 2010 he produced his first feature, Carol Morely's critically acclaimed Edge.
The Mayor of London will also be represented by Head of Culture, Justine Simons.
The Panel will be joined by representatives from Film London's Audience Development Sub-Committee, alternating between Soda Pictures' Edward Fletcher or Target Media's Robert Wilkerson, as well as Anna Kime, Film London's Acting Head of Film Culture. Chief Executive of Film London, Adrian Wootton is the Panel Chair.