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.




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.

Sherilyn Oliphant PA to Chief Executive and Office Coordinator

Sherilyn is the first point of contact for anyone wanting to speak to our Chief Executive Alison Gwynn both internally and externally. She coordinates Alison’s diary and organises all of our full team events, internal meetings and ensures our office has everything we need to function. Sherilyn also supports the Operations Director with HR Administration.

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.


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.

Mark Kenny Talent Development Coordinator

Mark is our North East Comedy Hot House first point of contact for writers, performers, producers and directors wishing to develop scripted comedy and comedy entertainment. Mark is not just on the lookout for fresh comedy talent coming out of college and university, but is looking for those who are seeking a career change to move into the TV industry.