Screen Leaders announce speaker line up for the final module of the 2015 programme

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Screen Leaders is the leading Strategic Company Development Programme for the Screen Industries.

The final module of the Screen Leaders 2015 programme takes place in Glasgow from the19th to the 22nd of November. Speakers for Module 3 of the 2015 programme include; Oli Hyatt, Founder and Creative Director, Blue Zoo; Andrew Sheldon, Founder & Creative Director of Leeds based TV company True North; Michael Coldewey, CEO, Trixter; Andrea Calderwood, Producer, Potboiler/Slate Productions; Mike Bell, Encycle Studios, producer of Simon’s Cat; Vratislav Šlajer, CEO of Czech based company Bionaut; Kris Kelly, CEO, Blacknorth, and Christophe Vidal, Director of Natixis Coficine Bank.

Screen Leaders in association with Creative Scotland and Creative Europe Desk UK – Scotland will present a seminar as part of the Module entitled Building a Sustainable Business – Creating the Future you Seek in the Lighthouse, Glasgow for local Scottish Industry and Screen Leaders participants, to provide networking opportunities with local industry.

Screen Leaders is industry led, responsive and custom designed to the needs of the participating companies so that it is effective as a training intervention and has real results in the work life and long term development of the participating individuals and companies. It tailors the course content to meet the current needs of the companies so every year there is an evolution in the action to address the specific needs of the companies selected.
Over a six month period participants develop a strategic plan for their business that is execution lead. During the process participants have company meetings and one to one mentorship throughout the programme to develop their company strategy and also their own personal style of leadership. The course will focus on strategy and leadership, building innovation processes, brand development, culture and team building, financial planning, managing the developing process and influencing and leading people.

In an industry in constant turbulence SCREENLEADERS is a bespoke programme that allows companies the time and space to step back and plan strategically for the future growth and development of themselves and their company.
Participants for 2015 include;

Mikrofilm AS, Norway
Lisa Fearnley, Managing Director/Producer
Rut Hermannsdóttir, Producer

Rippleworld Pictures Ltd, Ireland
Dominic Wright, Joint Managing Director/Producer
Jacqueline Kerrin, Joint Managing Director/Producer

Once Were Farmers, Scotland
Will Adams, Owner/Producer
Rory Lowe, Owner/Producer

Treasure Entertainment, Ireland
Rebecca O’Flanagan, Company Director
Claire McCaughley, Producer

Media Factory, USA
Niall McKay, Owner/Producer
Marissa Aroy, Owner/Director

Treehouse Republic, Ireland
Stephen Fagan, Managing Director
Dale Robinson, Operations Director

Pirate Productions, Scotland
Annie Griffin, Company Director
Jenny Williams, Company Manager

Bow Street, Ireland
Paul O’Connor, General Manager
Shimmy Marcus, Creative Director
Helen McMahon Programme Director Screen Leaders said:
“We are delighted to present the final module of Screen Leaders in Scotland providing a valuable networking event with local Scottish industry with the support of Creative Scotland and the Creative Europe Desk UK – Scotland. The calibre of speakers attending this module is of the highest international level and their expertise is of great value to the development of the participating Screen Leaders companies who are now entering the implementation process of their business strategy”.