Over a dozen TV and film producers and directors based in Scotland have been appointed mentors, in scheme designed to assist young, disadvantaged young people on media-related projects.
The scheme – being run by BAFTA and the charity, Media Trust, which helps charities with their communications needs – will see the mentors work with young people in the Glasgow area for the next six months. The mentors will offer their expertise to organisations including The Prince’s Trust, Fairbridge and Scottish Families Affected by Drugs.
The credits of the mentors include Still Game, River City, Location Location Location, Nanny McPhee and Enigma. A number are particularly from recently-founded production company, Raise the Roof Productions.
The mentors are:
Julia Bird – Assistant producer, Raise the Roof Productions
Jerry Brannigan – Screenwriter
Peter Brill – Production sound mixer
David Brown – Producer/Co-producer Nina Brown – Producer/director, Raise the Roof Productions
Colin Cameron – Series/executive producer
Alan de Pellette – Producer/writer/director
Angus Dixon – Producer/director
Tom Garland – Series producer, Raise the Roof Productions
Michael Hines – Director/producer
Jeannot Hutcheson – Producer, Raise the Roof Productions
Lisa McCann – Director/series producer, Raise the Roof Productions
John McShane – Screenwriter
Karen O’Hare – Professional practice & CPD Co-ordinator, Screen Academy Scotland
David Street – Producer/director
Sarah Walmsley – Creative director, Raise the Roof Productions