Newcastle Festival Group
The Newcastle Festival Board is made up of leaders in industry, all with a passion for film and a wealth of experience in business and industry
Co Founder and Technical Director
A seasoned professional with over 25 years in the film and media industry. A graduate of FTII (Film and Television Institute of India, Pune), TJ has worked in association with some of the major corporation names within the industry, namely BBC, MTV Asia, Singapore Broadcasting, ZTV and Sony TV.
JACQUI MILLER-CHARLTON MBE
Jacqui has worked within a male dominated business environment for over 3 decades. She built an international business brand which is now recognised as a global leader within its sector. She is a member of various initiatives aimed at raising aspirations and assisting start ups. In addition she is a trustee on the board of Kielder Observatory as well as a board member of the Local Economic Partnership.
GRAEME A SCOTT
Commercial and Creative Director
Graeme has worked along side some of the worlds leading brands including Apple, BMW, Mini, Warner Brothers, Universal and Microsoft. After developing then selling his technology company CarbonWise, Graeme moved backed to the Music and entertainments industry working with Austin Powers and Girls Aloud as well as discovering the now world renounced and second biggest selling global artist Sam Smith.
KIRSTY BELL LLB (Hons) CTA
Film Finance and Distribution Director
Kirsty founded Goldfinch Entertainment and is both a successful film producer and Chartered Tax Advisor. This combined expertise had enabled her to focus on the structuring of film companies and their finances. She has successfully raised in excess of £150 million for the industry in the past 20 years.