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Screen Yorkshire makes board appointments


Screen Yorkshire has made a series of board appointments, including a marketing and ecommerce specialist.

The organisation promotes the film and television industries in Yorkshire and Humber.

The newly recruited members of its specialist board are Accountancy and tax expert Radha Chakraborty, Director of Development Media International; and Martin Burke, Marketing and eCommerce Director at Bettys and Taylors.

Prior to joining Bettys and Taylors, Burke worked at Warner Bros, Sony PlayStation and Electronic Arts.

“Born and bred on the chocolate paved streets of York, I moved back to Yorkshire from London with our young family 9 years ago,” he explained.

“We spend a lot of our time in the awesome film locations the region is famous for and I’m incredibly excited to join Screen Yorkshire. I’m passionate about film and TV and looking forward to seeing how my experience can play a small role in supporting the team drive this vibrant sector in Yorkshire.”

Screen Yorkshire has also made a number of promotions, with Beatrice Neumann stepping up to the senior management role of Head of Skills and Industry Engagement.

She will be responsible for managing and developing its training and skills programmes, as well as running its Indie Club network.

“Thanks to my work with CoSE:Y and our fantastic outgoing Head of Skills and Industry Engagement, Glyn Middleton in the last few months, I have had a chance to get a real insight into the challenges and opportunities and consider it a great privilege to be able to support and collaborate with the region’s screen industry and educational sector to effectively develop Yorkshire’s skills base and meet the demands of a flourishing production landscape,” said Neumann.

“My biggest joy is and will continue to be, to create opportunities for all the talented and skilled people that come through our doors.”

Jo Schofield who joined Screen Yorkshire part-time in 2021 to run the FLEX agile storytelling initiative has become Senior Talent Development Executive.

In the newly created role, Schofield will expand its work with writers, directors and producers, as well as running a new initiative to help tackle the lack of diversity amongst script editors and other key development roles. 

“Screen Yorkshire is nothing without its people and I feel so privileged to be surrounded by a wealth of expertise, knowledge and passion for the screen industries – both from our hugely supportive board and our tremendously committed staff team.  They make everything possible,” said Caroline Cooper Charles, Chief Executive at Screen Yorkshire.

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