Babak Jani

Head of Skills

Babak Jani known as Babi is a former academic and a cinematographer with experience across film, TV, commercials, animation, and games.

Experienced in the creative industry and passionate about education, Babi is enterprising in equality and diversity programmes. In a time when investing in creative skills is paramount for our industry's growth, Babi, with a foundation in the film industry, has honed his craft for over 18 years. His journey was augmented with 11 years of experience in Higher and Further education and training programmes, supplementing his understanding of creativity's elaborateness.

By recognising equality and diversity as the principal of his practice, Babi has led transformative initiatives. He acknowledges that the vibrant tapestry of backgrounds and perspectives fuels innovation. Amidst this pivotal moment, he is committed to fortifying existing efforts and pioneering fresh avenues for inclusive growth.

Babi fosters collaboration and innovations as our creative industries evolve to shape creative skills and cultivate a community that thrives on openness, where creative minds can flourish.

Rebecca Barker

Head of Equal Access Network

Rebecca Baker is the Head of the Equal Access Network at Film London, with a core mission to support accessibility and diversity within the film and television industry. As a film-maker, Rebecca attended film school at Northwestern University, and produced a series of commercial documentaries. Also prior to her current role at Film London, Rebecca gained 28 years of experience working in television in both Los Angeles and London, across production, marketing, training and recruitment. Rebecca has previously worked at The Walt Disney Company, United International Pictures, The Jim Henson Company and BAFTA.

Moira McVean

Mentoring & Young Audiences Manager

A mentor with Arts Emergency, Moira set up Film London’s Connect Mentoring Programme to support new and early entrants to the film industry. A passionate advocate for equitable opportunities for children and young people, Moira joined Film London in 2018 as the Young Audiences Manager to support independent cinemas to develop young audiences (16-30) for independent film. Previously a Curator at the Barbican, Moira specialised in programming for families and children, moving into film education in 2012 as Into Film’s Head of Curation for their 5–19-year-olds schools programme. Moira is also the Designated Safeguarding Lead for Film London.

Azariah Jade

Industry Skills Partnership Manager

Beginning her creative career as a Scripted TV intern at Universal, Azariah is now our Industry Skills Partnership Manager. Her role is two-fold; identifying that the mission is more than making the industry's door accessible to get into, it's also about creating a conducive environment for these individuals to grow and thrive in, Azariah not only champions and supports our Members, she also supports media organisations, studios, broadcasters and productions with identifying, developing and retaining underrepresented talent.

With a rich background collaborating with renowned companies like UKTV, Two Brothers Pictures, NBC Universal, Left Bank and more, Azariah’s expertise is in crafting initiatives uniquely tailored to address identified industry skills gaps. She aligns her work with the dynamic needs of our partners, responding to industry reports and trends. Whether the demand is for nurturing below-the-line talent through Traineeships or facilitating programs to boost mid-senior level careers, Azariah shapes bespoke initiatives that directly address the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities in the media landscape.

Tomi Ojo

Equal Access network Project Executive

As the EAN's Project Executive, Tomi manages the logistics, communication & recruitment of the EAN. Alongside this, Tomi runs the Job Centre Plus Programme - Funded by the Greater London Authority (GLA), this programme supports and provides employment opportunities for job centre claimants who are interested in working in Film & TV & leads the coordination of our Breaking The Glass Ceiling Programme.

Graham Godard

EAN and Creative Skills Training Coordinator

Graham's role involves the programming and delivery of the 32hr and 60hr AEB training courses for members of the Equal Access Network. Working closely with industry professionals and training providers to ensure that we deliver valuable opportunities to those wishing to start their career or continue to build on their experience in the screen industries across Film, TV, Animation and Games. As part of the skills team, Graham is also involved in the planning and facilitation of other opportunities including virtual masterclasses, workshops, drop-in sessions and providing information, advice and guidance to our Equal Access Network

Kadijha Kamara

Skills Coordinator

EAN member Kadijha Kamara, joined as a member of staff in October 2022, formerly co-leading our ESF Creative Skills Academy and Creativity Squared courses, which supported job seekers with employability skills needed for the industry. She’s now the EAN’s Skills Support Coordinator, helping the team to book guests for our AEB workshops and monthly virtual masterclasses. She also provides admin support to the Film London Connect Mentoring Manager, and represents the EAN at events.

Kadijha is a big advocate for transferable skills, having worked as an administrator in the healthcare sector, before previously joining ScreenSkills, as their Bursaries Assistant.

Luke Costen

Skills Team Administrator

Luke is the Skills Team Administrator – working across the Skills Team, supporting the team with the planning and delivery of many of our projects, Luke also curate sthe newsletter on a weekly basis. Luke is passionate about diversifying the screen industry. He believes what we see on our screens and the teams behind the camera should reflect the society we live in.

Nick Peter Yee

Skills & Opportunities Coordinator

Having worked as department Coordinator on Film and High-End TV Productions, and subsequently, in Development, Nicholas Peter Yee (Nick) is now Film London’s new Skills & Opportunities Coordinator. His experiences working in various areas and stages of the Film and TV industry has given him insight into its dynamic, ever-evolving nature. As such, through the Skills Team at Film London, he is committed to help improve equitable access to the UK screen industries for emerging talent from diverse backgrounds – both in front of and behind the camera – in order to promote stories and representation on and off-screen.

Nick’s role involves working with and supporting the Babi & the Skills Team as well as the EAN with its programmes and in supporting its members. Nick will also be involved in the development of the new schemes and initiatives in association with Film London’s industry partners such as 60Forty, UKTV, and NBCUniversal.