I am a film programmer and audience development professional with an established background in building audiences for mainstream and specialised film, festivals and event cinema.
I’m currently working with exhibitors around the UK to develop their audiences, programmes and overall business offers. This follows a successful career at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne, where I was Programmer and led marketing and sales. During this period the venue went through its most rapid period of growth, expanding its market share and reaching almost 200,000 ticket sales per year.
My passion is to connect audiences with great cinema experiences. And as they are your most valuable asset, my approach is to put them at the heart of your programming process, drawing on my sensibilities and experience as an experienced marketing specialist to inform my work.
As an experienced film programmer with 25 years of experience in one of the UK’s busiest independent cinemas, I can give you specialist (and common-sense) advice and assistance – and incease your admissions!