XpoNorth 2017 Festival Archive

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One-to-Ones XpoNorth 2017

Pedro Carvalho Almeida

Pedro Carvalho Almeida

Assistant Professor of Design, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 2pm - 5pm

Pedro Carvalho Almeida (Ph.D, CSM–UAL). Visual Communication Designer. Assistant Professor of Design, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Post-doctoral researcher (FCT funded) at the Research Institute of Design Media and Culture (ID+), Unexpected Media Group & Central Saint Martins Research. Main interests address the recovery, analysis and regenerative use of organisations’ archives as key strategic resources for brand innovation.

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Jay Bulckaert

Jay Bulckaert

Producer, Northwest Territories Canada/Artless Creatives

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 3pm - 4pm;

Thursday 8th June, 3pm - 4pm

Jay co-created Artless Collective, the NWT's premiere creative production studio, founded the insanely successful Dead North Film Festival that has seen 100 local films created in the last five years and helped establish the NWT Professional Media Association where he is Vice President.

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Stuart Burnside

Stuart Burnside

Certification Analyst, British Film Institute

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 2pm - 4pm;

Thursday 8th June, 2pm - 4pm

The BFI certification unit is the first point of contact for applicants wanting to qualify their production as British in order to access the UK’s creative sector tax reliefs. Sign up for a focused meeting with Certification Analyst, Stuart Burnside to get professional advice and discuss your projects.

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Neil Cartwright

Neil Cartwright

Director, Melos Publishing

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 2pm - 3pm; 

Thursday 8th June, 11am - 12pm

I like to think I’ve been a pioneer in Digital Marketing having been working in it for for over 20 years. I joined Sony Music as their first ‘webmaster’ in 1997! Since then I’ve been immersed in music and digital, working with companies including The Orchard (distribution), Audiosocket (publishing), Valleyarm (distribution in Southeat Asia) and ITB (Booking Agency). For the last 2 years I’ve worked with MELOS (www.melospublishing.com) – we look after global publishing rights for brands.

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Rab Christie

Rab Christie

The Comedy Unit

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 1pm - 2.30pm

Rab got into comedy at Glasgow University where his troupe won So You Think You’re Funny at the Edinburgh Fringe. He joined the Comedy Unit script-editing Chewin the Fat. Subsequent credits as Producer/Executive Producer include Only an Excuse? Rab C Nesbitt, Limmy’s Show! Burnistoun, Still Game, Gary : Tank Commander and Scot Squad.

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Stephanie Cymber

Stephanie Cymber

Senior Policy Officer for Creative Industries, Scottish Government 

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 4pm - 5pm

Stephanie joined the Scottish Government in 2001 and has worked in many different departments, including the First Minister’s Office. She is currently Senior Policy Officer for Creative Industries.

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Kate Deans

Kate Deans

Culture Officer, Creative Europe Desk UK-Scotland

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 4pm - 5pm

Originally from Orkney, she has called several European countries her home, and has worked in a variety of roles in festivals, communications, fundraising, and cultural partnerships. She is keen to support the creative and cultural sector across Scotland to strengthen their European relationships by raising awareness of Creative Europe opportunities and networks.

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Kirsty Drain

Kirsty Drain

Researcher, BBC The Social 

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 3pm - 5pm

Kirsty has honed her skills working on daily radio shows. She’s got a nose for a story, and is very well connected – she always knows someone! Kirsty is the one who’s on top of new social media trends, and uses her creative flair to bring out the best in The Social’s contributors.

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Steve Farris

Steve Farris

Manager, Artist Development, 13 Arts Publishing

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 12pm - 1pm

Steve Farris currently heads up Artist Development at 13 Artists Publishing, developing new artists via publishing deals in tandem with the agency. Prior to this he was Managing Director of Polar Patrol Publishing, set up by members of Snow Patrol. He progressed from doing lights for The Levellers while he was still in his teens, to becoming A&R assistant at EMI then A&R manager at Sony/ATV. Steve signed Snow Patrol and Belle & Sebastian to their first publishing deals.

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Stuart Fleming

Stuart Fleming

Manager, Scotland/N. Ireland and Publisher Relations, PRS for Music

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 2pm - 4pm

Having come from a background as writer/producer, Stuart moved into the industry working at both major and indie record labels before taking on management and tour management roles. Stuart is now PRS for Music’s Senior Manager in Scotland and Northern Ireland, responsible for the organisation’s Membership Strategy and Events Programme throughout both countries.

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Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher

Project Coordinator, MPA

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 10am - 12pm, 2pm - 4pm;

Thursday 8th June, 10am - 12pm, 2pm - 4pm

Tom started as Project Coordinator at the MPA Group in January 2016 after leaving University, where he studied Music. Tom started composing for short films, which led to an Internship at Respect Music, where he was introduced to music publishing. Tom works mainly on the MCPS and IMPEL businesses.

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Clive Gillman

Clive Gillman

Director of Creative Industries, Creative Scotland 

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 10.30am - 12pm

Clive Gillman works as the Director of Creative Industries for Creative Scotland. Clive has a background in contemporary art and media, having worked as a freelance artist and designer as well as helping to establish a number of creative companies before taking on the role of Director of Dundee Contemporary Arts 2005 - 2015.

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Anne Glennie

Anne Glennie

Owner/Publisher, Cranachan Publishing

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 3pm - 4pm

Anne Glennie is the founder of Cranachan, a small independent publisher, based on the Isle of Lewis. Established at the beginning of 2016, Cranachan publish contemporary fiction, and children’s fiction under their Pokey Hat imprint. Anne is also an education consultant and is passionate about books, reading and learning.

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Andrew Gould

Andrew Gould

Co-Head of A&R, BMG

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 12pm - 1pm;

Thursday 8th June, 12pm - 1pm

Andrew Gould is Co-Head of A&R North America at BMG. He has been at the company since 2012. Here, Andrew signed Andra Day. Their work together led to Rise Up, which she performed at last year’s Grammys. She was also nominated for two awards.

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Lorna Greenwood

Lorna Greenwood

PA to the CEO and General Manager, MPA

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 10am - 12pm, 2pm - 4pm;

Thursday 8th June, 10am - 12pm, 2pm - 4pm

Lorna has been PA to the CEO and General Manager since September 2015, joining the MPA Group from a live music production background where she has transferred her organisational skills from 20,000 capacity music festivals and artists to the MPA’s vast corporate calendar. 

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Christopher Halliday

Christopher Halliday

Senior Certification Analyst, British Film Institute

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 2pm - 4pm

The BFI certification unit is the first point of contact for applicants wanting to qualify their production as British in order to access the UK’s creative sector tax reliefs. Sign up for a focused meeting with Senior Certification Analyst Christopher Halliday to get professional advice and discuss your projects.

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Kieran Hannigan

Kieran Hannigan

Producer, River City 

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 1pm - 2.30pm

Kieran started his television career as a production freelancer before undertaking a Masters in screenwriting and becoming a script editor in BBC Scotland Drama where he worked across development, River City and Waterloo Road. He later trained as a producer on Casualty before returning to Scotland to produce River City.

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Barbara Henderson

Barbara Henderson

Freelance Writer/Puppeteer

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 10am - 11am

Barbara Henderson is the Inverness-based author of the critically acclaimed historical children’s novel Fir for Luck, and is known for her energetic school events. As chairperson of the NessBookFest committee, she splits her time between writing and Drama teaching and co-ordinates the Inverness hub of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

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Janine Matheson

Janine Matheson

Manager, Codebase

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Janine Matheson has 12 years’ experience supporting the creative and cultural industries. Janine has just started a new adventure at CodeBase, the UK's largest technology incubator, taking early stage startups and providing support to help them grow and previously she was Director of Creative Edinburgh, supporting 3,000+ individuals and businesses through events, mentoring and projects.

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Susan McColl

Susan McColl

Creative Industries Account Manager, Scottish Enterprise

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 11.30am - 1.30pm;

Thursday 8th June, 10am - 12pm

Susan McColl is a Creative Industries Account Manager with Scottish Enterprise, with over 20 years experience in Economic Development. Susan works with a portfolio of companies working across TV and Film production, Mobile Entertainment, Games and Animation, VR and AR, SAAS and Ed Tech.

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Darroch McNaught

Darroch McNaught

Chief Creative Officer, Deuxality 

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 2pm - 4pm

Darroch is the founder of DeuXality Games, an avid adventurer, he is rarely found in one place! He enjoys creating Digital Magic, Riding Motorbikes and Global travel, often at the same time!

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Luke Murphy

Luke Murphy

International Executive (Inward Investment) at Scottish Development International

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 1pm - 2pm

Based in London, Luke works for Scottish Development International attracting inward investment from global companies into Scotland. Luke works across the creative industries especially TV production and gaming.

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Natalia Palombo

Natalia Palombo

Managing Director, MANY Studios

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 2pm - 3pm

Natalia Palombo is an arts producer with focus on African contemporary visual art and film. Her research is centred on critical and convivial conversation in the arts, addressing issues of access to creative and cultural activity, expectations within arts practice, and creative outcomes in areas of regeneration.

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Giles Perring

Giles Perring

Musician, Producer, Music Educator, Composer

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 11am - 1pm;

Thursday 8th June, 11am - 1pm

Giles produces artists across genres, notable successes with Yat Kha, Aline Frazão, Karl Culley, & Mekons. After successful compositions for Extreme Music now runs his own library XA. Based since 2005 in his studio on Jura, he now contributes regularly to events like Womex and XpoNorth. 

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Anne Ritchie

Anne Ritchie

Owner, Colour Conversations

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 1.30pm - 4pm

Anne has spent her career in the international world of colour, textiles and fashion. After 25 years of giving trend presentations to Scottish companies she has developed her love and passion for colour into the fascinating study of colour psychology.

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Stephen Scott

Stephen Scott

Creative Director, Bigmouth Audio 

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 11am - 1pm

Stephen is the Creative Director of Bigmouth Audio a sound post company that specialises in audio for animation and children’s media. Highly experienced in sound post, Stephen has been involved in all areas of the field over the years including Sound design, original music and voice over production.

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Ian Smith

Ian Smith

Founder, Last Night From Glasgow

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 3.15pm - 4.30pm

Ian and five friends founded Last Night From Glasgow (LNFG), a not for profit record label built upon a crowdfunded ethos. By the end of 2016, LNFG had signed 8 artists, manufactured and released 10 singles and LPs, staged a charity concert and ensured that the vast majority of all revenue generated was passed back to the artists themselves.

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Lynsey Smith

Lynsey Smith

Programme Manager, Creative Economy, British Council

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 11.30am - 12.30pm

Lynsey is Programme Manager for the Creative Economy team, leading on projects across Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa. Previously, Lynsey was freelance Director of Creative Edinburgh and Partner of Smith & Matheson. Lynsey's expertise is around hubs and enterprise and is currently Specialist Advisor for British Council's hubs work across Europe.

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Jo Street

Jo Street

Commissioning Editor for Daytime & Early Peak, BBC

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 1.30pm - 2pm

Jo has directed, produced and Exec’d across factual and entertainment working on everything from Countryfile to the Weakest Link before moving into Commissioning. She now commissions hit shows across Entertainment & Daytime for BBC 1 & BBC 2 and works with some of the industry's most talented and demanding people.

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Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor

Culture Officer, Creative Europe Desk UK-Scotland

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 4pm - 5pm

Ben Taylor is Creative Europe Desk UK Scotland MEDIA Officer and is responsible for promoting and facilitating Creative Europe's MEDIA sub-programme in Scotland. Previously Ben was Industry Coordinator at Glasgow Film Festival where he introduced the Industry Focus strand, prior to that he was Interactive Project Manager at Sheffield Doc/Fest.

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David Tennent

David Tennent

Producer, BBC the Social 

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 3pm - 5pm

David’s an expert in short-form content, having shot and directed documentaries and music videos, TV ads and short-form drama. He works with over 60 contributors across all genres to develop their skills and hone their digital storytelling. A filmmaking and editing wizard, he makes content look GREAT!

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Shauna Tohill

Shauna Tohill

Musician

Availability: Wednesday 7th June, 10am - 10.30am

Shauna Tohill is a charismatic, multi-instrumentalist songstress. Based in London, her band REWS recently signed with Marshall Records & have a highly anticipated album on the way. Her songs have been synced to TV & film; most recognised by her anthem for Northern Ireland Tourism 2012 - 2014. She has also sessioned with Snow Patrol.

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Tim Wright

Tim Wright

Director and Co Founder, Twintangibles 

Availability: Thursday 8th June, 1.30pm - 2pm

Tim Wright is Director and co founder of twintangibles a Scottish based management consultancy that helps organisations create value through accessing the crowd economy. A leading thinker and practitioner on crowdfunding Tim provides expert insight to the OECD, European Commission and the Scottish Government and is author of The Scottish Crowdfunding Report.

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