Gareth has many years experience in both film and television development and production. He has worked with some of the biggest global brands both here in the UK and the US, including NBC Universal, CBS Films, Tantamount Studios, the BBC, ITV and he was previously a partner in Picture Farm Ltd. which produced the hit documentary DARK DAYS and award-winning feature films THE ESCAPIST, directed by Rupert Wyatt (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, THE GAMBLER) and THE BAKER.
Damian is an actor and producer. He played U.S. Army Major Richard Winters in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and also portrayed U.S. Marine Sergeant Nicholas Brody in the Showtime series Homeland (which earned him a Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award).
Neil has vast experience in film and broadcast television, and was an elected member of the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT) for four years and chaired the film group of the Directors Guild of Great Britain (DGGB) for five years. He is a Trans-Atlantic Partners Producer, consulted for the European Film Finance co-production conference, and regularly speaks on panels about EIS and SEIS financing models in the UK.
Christos Michaels Legal Advisor
Christos is a partner and heads Lee & Thompson’s Film Group. He trained at magic circle city law firm Linklaters and then specialised there in international project finance before joining Harbottle & Lewis.
Christos specialises in structuring the finance and production for independent films and helping implement exploitation models for sales agents and distributors of new and established media.
As a result of his professional expertise and in-depth knowledge of the theatre industry, Paul joined the Board of Governors of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 1996 where he went on to serve as Chair for the maximum term from 2005 to 2017. He was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in December 2017. Following this position, in December 2017, he was appointed to the board of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (“BAFTA”) and also chairs the BAFTA finance and audit committee. He was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year Honours list.
Phil is currently Head of Production for Andy Serkis’ and Jonathan Cavendish’s The Imaginarium. He Executive Produced BREATHE, starring Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy and directed by Andy Serkis, which opened the London Film Festival 2017. Phil co-produced Dad’s Army with Damian Jones’ DJ Films and Universal. He was the executive producer of The Last Station. The film was nominated for 5 Independent Spirit Awards. Stars Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer were both nominated for Academy, Golden Globe and SAG Awards.