Film team

Meet and contact the ScreenSkills film team. 

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Gareth Ellis-Unwin, Head of Film

An Academy and BAFTA award-winning Producer, Gareth leads on the delivery of the Future Film Skills 10-point action plan and sets the overall strategic direction for the Film Skills Fund. He is a voting member of BAFTA, Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America, and a long-standing member of BECTU and the Production Guild of Great Britain.

Simone-Nicole Renshaw, programme manager

Simone supports all aspects of programme delivery for Future Film Skills. Simone is the main point of contact for the Future Film Skills 10-point action plan.

Michelle Moon Lim, inclusivity manager

Michelle leads on diversity and inclusion strategies and action plans for ScreenSkills.

Peter Parker, film production liaison manager

Peter line manages our production liaison executive and Film Trainee Finder lead. He liaises with major film studios, broadcasters, production companies, financiers, distributors, and independent producers to ensure their productions shooting in the UK contribute to the Film Skills Fund and are made aware of its associated benefits across Trainee Finder, bursaries, and continuing professional development.

Lauren Grace Bergin, production liaison executive

Lauren tracks productions and coordinates the collection of the Film Skills Fund on behalf of the industry. For fund enquiries and payments, please contact Lauren.

Tom Holmes, Film Trainee Finder lead

Tom is the lead on Film Trainee Finder, an annual scheme that helps place trainees in product, craft and tech roles on feature films across the UK. Tom oversees the yearly recruitment for the cohort, all placement opportunities on productions, and the organisation of industry masterclasses and development opportunities; including a nationwide alumni mentoring scheme to help enhance our trainees' employability.

Francesca Brasington, film coordinator

Francesca co-ordinates the film team’s activity and provides diary support for the head of film. Francesca is the main point of contact for all film related queries.

Jo Myall, Trainee Finder administrator

Jo provides administration for both Film and High-end TV Trainee Finder. Jo offers practical support to individual trainees with their placements and you can contact her for advice about applying to become a trainee or if you are a production looking for your paperwork.

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