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New members join Sheffield Doc/Fest board

A new crop of board members have joined the UK Sheffield Doc/Fest. The new members include Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual, ITV (pictured, right) and Siobhan Mulholland, commissioning editor of factual, ...
February 8, 2017

A new crop of board members have joined the UK Sheffield Doc/Fest.

The new members include Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual, ITV (pictured, right) and Siobhan Mulholland, commissioning editor of factual, Sky. Other additions include Derren Lawford (pictured, left) of Woodcut Media and Brian Woods of TrueVision. Both are currently on the Doc/Fest advisory committee, and have agreed to join the board.

“I am thrilled to welcome to the board the multi-award winning Brian Woods and creative director Derren Lawford with his expertise ranging from long form documentary films to mentoring new international talent. I am delighted that Jo and Siobhan are joining the board, bringing their expertise and long established love of Doc/Fest to the board,” said Alex Graham, chair Sheffield Doc/Fest, in a statement.

The mentioned above join fellow board members Patrick Holland, BBC; Ralph Lee Channel 4; Shirani Sabaratnam, freelance; Peter Armstrong, Harbottle & Lewis; Helen Scott, Clear Focus Productions; and Ian Wild, Sheffield Media & Exhibition Centre. Richard Klein will continue to be part of the board until the end of his tenure later this year and Celia Taylor has stepped down having left Sky last year.

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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