Senior TV executives join Screen Yorkshire board
Two senior TV executives are joining the board of Screen Yorkshire.
Senior entertainment producer Adeel Amini, whose credits include Catchphrase, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? and Blind Date, formed The TV Mindset, a mental health support group for freelancers, in 2018.
He's joining alongside Samantha Glynne, who is Global Senior Vice President of Branded Entertainment at Fremantle, which creates and distributes shows including The Young Pope and The X Factor.
John Surtees, chair of Screen Yorkshire’s board, said: ‘’We are delighted to be starting the year by welcoming Samantha and Adeel to our board, who each bring valuable experience and knowledge to Screen Yorkshire.
"Adeel’s passion for driving change in the TV industry will help us to build on our commitment to supporting Yorkshire’s freelance workforce and Samantha’s extensive commercial experience working with some of the world’s biggest brands across TV and digital platforms, will help us to develop our commercial strategies and activity.’’
Screen Yorkshire champions the film, TV, games and digital industries in Yorkshire and the Humber, and has previously financed - through its Yorkshire Content Fund - productions including The Great Train Robbery, Peaky Blinders, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell and Hank Zipzer.