22 OCTOBER 2015   l   THE BREWERY, LONDON

Judges

The Screen Awards are judged by a panel of UK film industry heavyweights; including producers, distributors, marketers, executives and analysts, as well as a few Oscar and BAFTA winners. Find out more about our judges below. 

Sean Clarke AardmanSean Clarke
Sean Clarke is head of rights and brand development at Aardman. With over 17 years of experience in branded character franchise development Sean has created integrated campaigns across feature film, TV and digital platforms, and brand extensions into licensed merchandise and live events for characters including Wallace and Gromit, Creature Comforts and Timmytime. Most recently Sean was co-exec producer on  Shaun the Sheep and responsible for managing the global exploitation and development of the Shaun the Sheep brand. Sean was previously Licensing Director at Walt Disney Consumer products.
 
Finola DwyerFinola Dwyer
Finola Dwyer is an Oscar and multi BAFTA award winning film and television producer. She runs Wildgaze Films with her producing partner Amanda Posey. Their upcoming film Brooklyn, premiered at Sundance and sold to Fox Searchlight after a fierce bidding war. Their feature documentary, My Nazi Legacy, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival to great acclaim and will be released in the UK & US. Finola’s previous producer credits include An Education, for which she received an Oscar nomination; BAFTA-winning Tsunami: The Aftermath; Emmy-nominated The Hamburg Cell; and BAFTA-winning Backbeat. Finola is a former Chair of the BAFTA Film Committee.
 
Christine Langan BBC FilmsChristine Langan
Christine Langan is Head of BBC Films, the feature filmmaking arm of the BBC. A Cambridge University graduate, she made her name at Granada Television, producing three series of award-winning TV show Cold Feet. She produced a range of projects including Peter Morgan's BAFTA award-winning The Deal and acclaimed Dirty Filthy Love. Christine moved into features with 2005’s Pierrepoint starring Timothy Spall, for which she received a BAFTA Carl Foreman nomination. The following year, she produced The Queen, a critical and box office hit for which she shared Academy Award® and Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture.
 
Charles McDonaldCharles McDonald
Charles McDonald co-founded McDonald & Rutter in 1994, specialising in all aspects of film-orientated PR work – production, international, corporate and UK distribution – as well as television and theatre work. McDonald & Rutter was incorporated into Premier PR in 2006. From 2008 Charles has operated as a freelance consultant, representing clients such as Picturehouse Cinemas, BBC Films, Europa Cinemas and the European Film Awards. Recent projects include The Selfish Giant, Le Week-end, Saving Mr. Banks, 20,000 Days On Earth, Frankenweenie, Black Swan, War Horse, We Need to Talk About Kevin, and The Imposter among others.
 
Jonathan OlsbergJonathan Olsberg
Jonathan Olsberg is Chairman of Olsberg•SPI, the international strategy consultancy specialising in the screen based creative industries. Jonathan has built a reputation as a strategic adviser at the highest levels of media, business and government. The company’s clients span public and private sector organisations, around the world. Jonathan brings to each assignment 33 years of experience as consultant, producer, distributor and international sales agent. Jonathan’s first career was finance, as an investment banker in the City and on Wall Street. He is a member of BAFTA, The British Screen Advisory Council and the European Film Academy.
 
Allon ReichAllon Reich
Allon Reich has been producing films with Andrew Macdonald at DNA Films since 2002. He has worked on all DNA Films' projects since then, including: The Last King of Scotland, Notes on A Scandal, 28 Weeks Later, Never Let Me Go, Dredd, Sunshine On Leith, Ex Machina and Far From The Madding Crowd. Formerly, Reich was at Miramax, where as Head of Film UK he executive produced Shekhar Kapur’s Four Feathers and Stephen Frears’ Dirty Pretty Things. Previously, at Film Four, he worked on Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shallow Grave, The Madness of King George, Brassed Off and Trainspotting.
 
Luc RoegLuc Roeg
Producer Luc Roeg is CEO of production, international sales and UK distribution outfit, Independent. Roeg has produced and executive produced numerous features including The Sea, Boxing Day, and We Need To Talk About Kevin, which won Best British Film at the London Critic's Circle and was nominated for three BAFTAs, including Outstanding British Film. Other credits include Mr Nice, Spider, The Kreutzer Sonata, Oliver Parker’s Othello and Two Deaths. Prior to Independent, Roeg was Head of Independent Film Europe at the William Morris Agency, UK. Previously, he was one of the founders of Vivid Productions.
 

Kris Thykier, Archery PicturesKris Thykier
Kris Thykier co-founded London-based Archery Pictures with Liza Marshall in 2014. Recent projects include the epic love story Ali & Nino, Adam Jones for The Weinstein Company and Woman in Gold. Before launching Archery Pictures, Kris headed PeaPie Films which developed and produced Trash with Working Title. Other recent features include One Chance, I Give It a Year, iLL Manors and W.E. written and directed by Madonna. Prior to PeaPie Films, Kris was partnered with Matthew Vaughn in MARV Films where they produced The Debt, Harry Brown, Kickass, and Stardust. The films have grossed over $325 million at the worldwide box-office.

 

Jezz VernonJezz Vernon
Jezz Vernon is Managing Director of Independent film company Metrodome Group’s Distribution and International Sales Arms and a board member for Film London. After graduating film school he worked for independent and corporate magazine publishers including a tenure at the NME, before returning to the film world in 2002 as Marketing Director at Revolver Entertainment. He joined Metrodome in 2005 and became Managing Director in 2012, launching production the same year and expanding the group into international sales in 2014. He’s also been the company’s supervising producer on a slate of films including features and documentaries.

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