Team Type: Team

Alison Gwynn Chief Executive

Alison is responsible for identifying new sources of revenue and developing the organisation’s programming activity. She works to expand the organisation’s commercial operations and broaden its relationship with potential stakeholders, from local councils and regional businesses, to arts and other media organisations.

Gayle Woodruffe Operations Director

Our operations director Gayle is responsible for operational processes and day to day delivery of North East Screens production service, our North East Screen Academy, project monitoring, evaluation and reporting schedules. She has worked promoting the North East to film and TV productions at the agency for over 20 years working with projects such as Dungeons and Dragons, Harry Potter and Atonement.



Kaman Yuen Finance Manager

Our Finance Manager Kaman is responsible for the day-to-day finance operation including financial reporting, budgeting, cashflow and payroll. Kaman has over 10 years’ experience in the public and not-for-profit sector.




Katie Strachan Production Service Manager

Katie is the first point of contact for North East Screen’s Production Service. Responsible for promoting the region to film and TV companies encouraging them to film in the North East.

Katie also supports productions looking for regional crew, location and facilities and is responsible for maintaining a comprehensive database.

Lisa Laws Head of Talent & Professional Development

Lisa is our Head of Talent and Professional Development and oversees the development and delivery of North East Comedy Hot House. She works alongside industry partners to champion and provide opportunities for Northern comedic talent that aims to reach and entertain global audiences with outstanding content.



Teresa Saint Monitoring Manager

Teresa works closely with funders to measure and report on the impact that North East Screen makes.

Having overall responsibility for monitoring and evaluation across North East Screen, Teresa manages the requirements of each fund, specifically the ERDF Tees Valley Screen Development project.

Victoria Glass Marketing and Communications Manager

Victoria is responsible for planning and delivering all marketing and communication activity, promoting North East Screen to a wide range of audiences, partners and stakeholders.

Working closely with all lines of the business Victoria develops marketing campaigns to promote our talent and business development programme for emerging and established film and television professionals. She is the first point of contact for press enquiries and looks after our social media channels.

Jennifer Kinnersley Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Jennifer aids in the development and delivery of marketing campaigns which promote North East Screen’s activities via social media, e-communications, news stories and blogs. Supporting the Marketing and Communications Manager Jennifer plans events and oversees the booking activity in North East Screen’s programme of activities. She collates marketing and PR activity data and analytics to produce reports, feeding into the organisations evaluation and monitoring processes.


Willem Evans Production Service Coordinator

Willem co-ordinates North East Screen’s Production Service, supporting productions in connecting with locations, crew, and facilities local to our region. He also maintains our diverse and comprehensive database of North East locations which we use to market the North East to productions of every genre and scale. If you’re interested in seeing what the North East has to offer as a location, or if you want to register a property yourself, drop him an email.

Cal Kirlpatrick Monitoring Coordinator

Cal is the first point of contact for SMEs engaging with the ERDF funded Tees Valley Screen project, ensuring all of their information is kept up to date as well as supporting with the coordination and delivery of events. He also works closely with steering groups, identifying new funding opportunities and the production of narrative reports.