Norfolk Screen’s service is strengthened by the talent and expertise of its Advisory Board and we are delighted to have support from the following individuals.
Jack is a Solicitor at Leathes Prior and is based in the Corporate and Commercial Team, assisting with a broad range of matters including contract reviews and drafting complex commercial agreements.
Film & TV Producer
Debra is an Oscar & BAFTA Nominated British Film producer and as executively and co produced a number of feature films. Credits include: Bridget Jones Diary, Love Actually, About a Boy, Atonement, Paul, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Les Misérables, Mary Queen of Scots, Cats. Her TV credits include: Will, Anne with an E, Harlots & Ghosts. After producing Les Misérables, she started her own production company; Monumental Pictures in collaboration with Alison Owen.
Julian is a BAFTA & Emmy nominated director from Norfolk, whose Feature Film credits includes: Great Expectations (1999), Kinky Boots (2005), Becoming Jane (2006), Brideshead Revisited (2008), A Royal Night Out (2015), and Sulphur and White (2020). Julian’s TV Credits include: Red Riding: 1974 (2008), Worried About the Boy (2010), Appropriate Adult (2012), The Girl (2013), The Witness for The Prosecution (2016), Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams: The Hoodmaker (2017) and The Crown (2016/2020).
Film & TV Producer
Hilary has produced numerous ground-breaking and award-winning dramas (Cracker; Red Dwarf; State of Play) and won a primetime Emmy for the acclaimed HBO film The Girl in the Café. In 2006, she was made Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, the first woman in its then 60-year history to hold this position. She is also Chair of Watersprite, the Cambridge International Student Film Festival.
Through her company Endor Productions she has produced many successful dramas including: Restless, written by William Boyd and starring Hayley Atwell, Rufus Sewell and Charlotte Rampling; The Escape Artist, a legal thriller written by David Wolstencroft and starring David Tennant, Toby Kebbell, and Sophie Okonedo; That Day We Sang written and directed by Victoria Wood, with the accompanying documentary That Musical We Made, both starring Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball for BBC Two; and Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot starring Dustin Hoffman, Dame Judi Dench and James Corden, which broadcast on BBC One on New Year’s Day in 2015.
Deep State – the first scripted drama series commission from Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa – was released in April 2018 starring Mark Strong and Joe Dempsie, with Walton Goggins leading the cast for season two.
Gwen, a gothic drama film directed by William McGregor and starring Maxine Peake and Eleanor Worthington-Cox, was backed by the BFI, Ffilm Cymru Wales and Great Point Media and premiered at TIFF 2018 and won two BAFTA Cymru Awards for cinematography and costume design.
Vienna Blood, an adaptation of Frank Tallis’ ‘Liebermann Papers’ novel series is co-produced by Jez Swimer and Austria’s MR Film, produced in 2019 for ORF & ZDF. Vienna Blood aired on BBC2 in November2019 and is currently is in production for its second season.
Sam is an Investment Analyst on the Low Carbon Innovation Fund and the Invest East Investment Readiness Programme, specialising in the Creative Industries and has many years experience in assessing and completing investment from a wide range of businesses. Sam was an Executive at Screen East, the regional Screen Agency for the East of England, running their short film programme, documentary programme, training and development programmes and their Low Carbon Investment Fund for Film, TV and Computer Games.
David is currently Head of Inward Investment at the New Anglia Local Enterprise partnership, a role that seeks to attract or retain business investment into Norfolk and Suffolk. A key element of this work involves profile raising and David is a strong believer in the value of attracting film and tv production to our area as a means to reinforce our messages. Furthermore, a major production represents significant investment in its own right. David has nearly 30 years experience working in economic development, much of that time at Norfolk County Council in a role that regularly involved working with the creative and digital sectors as well as various screen agencies. He is very supportive of Norfolk Screen and delighted to be asked to join the Advisory Board.