Industry partners and mentors


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2016 Industry Partners

Actress Hayley Atwell
Actor Brian Dennehy
Film journalist Rhianna Dhillon
Actress Edie Falco
Writer, Director and Actor Rupert Friend
TV and film director Gary Harvey
Channel 4’s Lee Mason
Actress and singer Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Director and writer Pat O’Connor
Screenwriter Vinay Patel
Thunderbird TV’s Nicola Pender
Director and actor Jason Priestley
Writer and director Jonas Quastel
Director, writer and producer Susan Seidelman
Film producer Barnaby Spurrier
Actress, producer and director Amanda Tapping

Actress and playwright Carmen Aguirre
Actor Michael Cumpsty
Two River Theater’s John Dias
Actress Jenny Jules
Actress Anna Maxwell Martin
Casting director Anne McNulty
Actress and director Sarah Rodgers
Director Lyndsey Turner
University of British Columbia’s Jerry Wasserman
Casting director Maureen Webb
Playwright Roy Williams
OBE and playwright Anna Ziegler

BirdGang Dance’s Ivan Blackstock
Choreographer Navid Charkhi
The Royal Ballet’s Lauren Cuthbertson
Dance Theatre of Harlem’s Virginia Johnson
New York City Centre’s Stanford Makishi
Studio Wayne McGregor’s Wayne McGregor
Ballet BC’s Emily Molnar
Da Costa Talent’s Melissa Panton
Dancer choreographer and dance reviewer Gus Solomons Jr
The Royal Ballet Studio’s Emma Southworth
Phoenix Dance Theatre’s Sharon Watson
Curator, critic and dancer Charmaine Warren
Choreographer Jonathan Watkins
Bill T Jones/ Arnie Zane Dance Company’s Janet Wong

Musical Theater
Actress Jennifer Copping
Choreographer Alistair David
Actor Killian Donnelly
Musical director Michael England
Actress and singer Cynthia Erivo
Actress Janet Gigliotti
Song writing team Zina Goldrich (composer) and Marcy Heisler (lyricist)
Arts Club Theatre’s Stephanie Hargreaves
ASCAP’s Michael Kerker
Actor and singer Beverley Knight
Sony/ATV’s George Malonian
The Stable’s Neil Marcus
Composer and lyricist Benj Pasek
Actor and singer Clive Rowe
Producer Danielle Tarento
Composer and lyricist Maury Yeston

2015 Industry Partners

Director of Europe for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science Carola Ash
Pride writer Stephen Beresford
Radio 1 and 1Xtra Movie Critic Rhianna Dhillon
Weekend director Andrew Haigh
Head of BBC Films Christine Langan

Playwright, Samuel Adamson
Producer and creator of The 24 Hour Plays, Tina Fallon
Actor and writer, Cush Jumbo
Actor, Jenny Jules
Theatre director, Jamie Lloyd
Atlantic Theater Artistic Director, Neil Pepe
Actor, Andrew Scott
Theatre director, Charlie Westenra
Producer, Kim Whitener
Actor, Rufus Wright

ZooNation’s, Carrie-Anne Ingrouille
Wayne McGregor | Random Dance’s, Wayne McGregor
American Ballet Theatre’s, Kevin McKenzie
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Etta Murfitt
English National Ballet’s, Tamara Rojo
Choreographer and producer, Lee Smikle
Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company’s, Jasmin Vardimon

Film composer, David Arnold
Relationship Manager Music at Arts Council England, Chris Bye
Singer and songwriter, Ella Eyre
Producer, musician and educator, Gregg Field
Composer and conductor, Patrick Hawes
Director of Music at Southbank Centre, Gillian Moore
Grammy Award-winning singer, Paul Phoenix
Co-Founder of (le) Poisson Rouge, David Handler
Musician and Vocalist, Mr Reed

Musical Theater
Director and choreographer, Warren Carlyle
Actress and singer, Cynthia Erivo
Actor and singer, Alex Hanson
Artistic Director, Tamara Harvey
Musical director and composer, Theo Jamieson
Actress and singer, Laura-Michelle Kelly
Actor and singer, Joe McFadden
Artistic director, orchestrator and musical director, Ted Sperling
Neil Marcus for production company The Stable

Theater Director, Julian Crouch
Television director, Brian Eisner
Artistic Director of Gecko, Amit Lahav
Theatre Director, Jamie Lloyd
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures and Re:Bourne, James Mackenzie-Blackman Screenwriter, Chris Morgan
The New Group, Ian Morgan
Public Policy Corporate Philanthropy, Twitter, Maryam Mujica
Neil Marcus for production company, The Stable