Val Cazalet | Director (Finance)

With 30 years’ experience of working with individuals and companies in many areas of the creative sector, and with a particular interest in film and television, Val has a detailed understanding of the issues her media clients face and always takes a hands on, practical and proactive approach.

Val works with a range of creative businesses, including AIM-listed companies, SMEs, groups of companies and individuals. She offers advice that is tailored to each client’s specific need and her media experience includes clients in brand design, advertising, events management, production and special effects, internet and technology, PR, radio as well as film and TV. She is also a board member and treasurer of Women in Film and TV .In her free time, travel is Val’s passion, which she indulges as often as possible.

Lucy Cooper | Director (Marketing)

Lucy began her career at Scottish Television before a move to London and the world of post production. Her 20 years of experience spans a variety of creative companies across broadcast, film and television post production and physical special effects.  In 2008, she joined VFX software vendor The Foundry, where she spent 8 years as a key member of the team that grew the company from 30 passionate people and £4.6M turnover into a 330+ strong company with a valuation of £200M.

Lucy’s passion to engage with the issues facing women in the industry was ignited when she attended Cranfield School of Management’s ‘Women as Leaders’ course, which provided real insight into the realities facing women and challenged attendees to play an active role in instigating change.  Now Managing Director at Union VFX, Lucy leads a great team of Marketing volunteers at AWUK.

Anna Gregory | Director (Regional Coordinator)

With a very eclectic career in the television and film industry Anna has found her niche in animation. Anna has been a freelance editor, sound designer, camera operator and director. She has had the opportunity of working with directors such as Stanley Kubrick and Sidney Lumet. Principal areas of activity have been TV, including dramas, comedy and documentaries.

Anna has concentrated on wild life documentaries, travelling extensively filming gorillas, Livingston fruit bats, great whites and whale sharks. She has a BAFTA nomination for her work on Beyond The Clouds, a seven part series for Channel 4.

As a keen advocate in promoting women in technical positions Anna is an active BFI academy mentor. She is delighted to be involved with the setup of Animated Women UK and is looking to forward to a new venture concerning South American animation.

Georgina Hurcombe

Georgina Hurcombe | Advisor (Animation)

Georgina is the award-winning managing director and producer at LoveLove Films, a regional animation studio based in Bournemouth UK. As a producer, Georgina has worked on an array of award-winning content, which has been shown across a variety of platforms including Channel 4, BBC Films, ITV and Sky. LoveLove Films are also currently in development with a number of exciting and fun animated children’s IPs.

Georgina is a past (2018) Helen North Achieve Programme participant and runs her own award winning new talent scheme that has seen over 200 students come through the LoveLove Films studio. In her spare time Georgina likes to spin and eat cake, often at the same time.

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