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Producer at Eon Productions Ltd and TIME’S UP UK Director
Barbara Broccoli is producer of the James Bond film series with her brother Michael G. Wilson. Together they have produced the last eight Bond films including Skyfall and Spectre and are now producing the 25th film in the series No Time To Die. Broccoli also produced Crime Of The Century for HBO and more recently Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool starring Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, Julie Walters and Vanessa Redgrave and directed by Paul McGuigan.
Broccoli and Wilson have executive produced several independent film projects including The Silent Storm, Radiator and Nancyand recently produced the upcoming The Rhythm Section starring Blake Lively and directed by Reed Morano. In theatre, Broccoli has co-produced a number of stage productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002 West End, 2005 Broadway), A Steady Rain (2009 Broadway), Chariots Of Fire (2012 West End), the Tony Award-winning Once (2012 Broadway, 2013 West End), Strangers On A Train (2013 West End), Love Letters (2014 Broadway), Othello (December 2016 – January 2017 New York Theatre Workshop), The Kid Stays In The Picture (2017 Royal Court Theatre, London), The Country Girls (Summer 2017 Chichester Festival Theatre), Cyprus Avenue (2018 Ireland, 2018 The Public Theater, NYC), Ear for Eye (2018 Royal Court Theatre, London), the Tony Award-winning The Band’s Visit (2017- 2019 Broadway) and Fleabag (2019 Soho Playhouse NYC). As well as Vice President for Film for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Broccoli is President of the National Youth Theatre, a trustee of Into Film (a film education charity working with young people aged 5-19), a patron of the Film and Television Charity, a patron of Back Up (a charity set up in 1986 to support people with spinal cord injury) and a patron of the International Spinal Research Trust (a charity researching treatment for spinal cord injuries). Broccoli and Wilson are founders of the London Screen Academy, Islington.
Dame Heather Rabbatts
TIME’S UP UK Chair and Producer at Cove Pictures
Dame Heather Rabbatts has a singular biography ranging across law, Government, sport and media. Dame Heather began her career as a Barrister at Law, she then moved to become a government advisor, a senior executive in public services and the youngest CEO in the UK. During this time she began an on-screen media career as a social commentator and then moved behind the scenes, serving as a Governor of the BBC followed by an appointment as a senior executive at Channel 4 – commissioning programmes across genres and introducing a range of talent development initiatives; for example, setting up a screenwriters’ course for theatre writers with the Young Vic, a documentary director feature programme, and a major screenwriting initiative for young people living on deprived estates in Birmingham. Heather has worked in private equity and public markets including the restructuring of Millwall Football Club, securing the involvement of an American investment banker and their sporting promotion. She then became Chair of Shed Media, a publicly-listed media production and distribution company which was subsequently bought by Time Warner.
Heather is currently Managing Director of Cove Pictures (a TV/Film Production company) and is a non-executive board member for Arts Alliance (a major film/digital investment fund) and Chair of Soho Theatre. Heather also serves on the Board of Into Film which supports Film Clubs in schools and runs programmes for specific groups of young people, e.g., those experiencing mental health difficulties in film making. She has held a portfolio of non-executive roles, including Grosvenor Estates GBI (current) and, until recently completing her term, the Royal Opera House and the Board of the Football Association. Heather has additionally served on the Board of Crossrail, the Supervisory Board of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Bank of England and the BBC.
Heather, a mixed race African Caribbean woman, is a regular speaker on leadership and diversity across a range of sectors but in particular media. She has undertaken work with women in News at the BBC, Channel 4 Commissioners and Sky, having been active on these issues throughout her career.
Kate Buckley daughter of the BAFTA winning casting director Mary Selway,started out as one of the first female maitre d’hotels at London’s famous Le Caprice restaurant and then went on to become Senior Maître d’hôtel at theatreland’s J.Sheekey restaurant. In 2000 she joined the leading UK agency for representing Actors, Writers and Directors – Independent (then ICM) and is today one of London’s foremost Talent Agents. Kate formed 42, management and production company in 2013 which she runs with four partners: producers Rory Aitken and Ben Pugh and managers Cathy King and Josh Varney. Together they make film and television both here and in America as well as representing actors, directors, writers, producers, casting directors and the UK’s foremost Intimacy Director.
TIME’S UP UK Director and Founder of Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd
Jenne Casarotto is the founder of film, television and theatre agency Casarotto Ramsay & Associates Ltd. She founded the agency in 1989, and is proud that it represents many of the very best Writers, Directors and Heads of Department at work in the industry today, whether they be A-list filmmakers, or exciting younger talent from around the world. As senior agent at the company, her personal client list includes internationally renowned writers and directors such as JG Ballard, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Stephen Frears, Neil Gaiman, Matteo Garrone, Terry Gilliam, Christopher Hampton, David Hare, Nick Hornby, Neil Jordan, Steve McQueen, Shawn Slovo, Susanna White and David Yates.
Her clients have received numerous accolades and awards at the highest level for their work. Most recent Academy Awards successes include a Best Picture nomination for Stephen Frears’ ‘Philomena’ in 2014, a Best Picture nomination as well as nominations for writer Nick Hornby and director John Crowley for ‘Brooklyn’ in 2016, and Steve McQueen’s Best Picture win for ’12 Years a Slave’ in 2014. Jenne has been honoured for services to film by both The British Independent Film Awards, and the Women in Film & Television Awards. She is a member of the European film Academy (EFA), British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).
TIME’S UP UK Treasurer and Partner at Kingston Smith
With 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and companies in many areas of the creative sector, and with a particular interest in film and television, Val has a detailed understanding of the issues her media clients face and always takes a hands-on, practical and proactive approach. Val works with a range of creative businesses, including AIM-listed companies, SMEs, groups of companies and individuals. She offers advice that is tailored to each client’s specific need and her media experience includes clients in brand design, advertising, events management, production and special effects, internet and technology, PR, radio as well as film and TV. She is also a board member and treasurer of both Women in Film and TV and Animated Women.
TIME’S UP UK Director and Head of Diversity ITV Commissioning
Ade Rawcliffe is responsible for delivering ITV’s on-going commitment to reflecting the diversity of modern Britain at the heart of mainstream television, both onscreen and behind the camera. Prior to that, Ade led the Creative Diversity team at Channel 4 and spearheaded the delivery of the broadcaster’s 360° Diversity Charter. She oversaw the creation of C4’s Commissioning Diversity Guidelines and developed projects through diverse funding vehicle the Alpha Fund, including the BAFTA award winning drama Run. Rawcliffe was also part of the team responsible for C4’s coverage of Rio 2016 Paralympics and London 2012 Paralympics, which broke records for employing disabled presenters and production staff.
Ade also worked in the Features commissioning team and was a Television Producer at the BBC, ITV and in the independent sector. She sat on the Board of Governors for the National Film and Television School (NFTS), is a member of BAFTA’s TV Committee, on the Advisory Committee of The Edinburgh International TV Festival, a Board Member of Women in Film & Television (WFTV) and a Trustee of the National Trust.