visitors to screen academy

Our teaching staff is complemented by a number of professionals working at a high level within the screen and media industry. Below is a list of industry professionals who have lectured at the Screen Academy Scotland over the past 4 years. For more information on our contacts with industry and the development of Professional Practice at Screen Academy please see Professional Practice Programme.


Catherine Aitken Film Producer: Afterlife
Turan Ali, producer and lecturer
Robbie Allen, Development Executive, Scottish Screen
John Archer Producer, Hopscotch Films
Reno Antoniades, Lawyer


Brian Baglow, Multimedia Communications Professional
Ros Borland, producer
Michael Bradsell, Editor
Peter Broughan Film Producer: Rob Roy, The Flying Scotsman
Susie Brown, production manager


Debbie Christie, producer
JC Crissey, Producer, London Pictures
Kate Croft Drama Development Executive, IWC
Colin Cameron, producer


Hilary Davis, Co-Managing Director & Sales Agent, Bankside Films
Eddie Dick Producer: True North, Trouble Sleeping, Makar Productions
Simon Donald Writer: Low Winter Sun


Victoria Evans, BBC development executive


Richard Findlay, lawyer, Head of Media & Entertainment, Tods Murray
Julian Friedman, Joint Managing Director,Blake Friedman Literary Agency


Alison Gardner, exhibitor/distributor, Glasgow Film Theatre
David Gamble, editor
Andrea Gibb, Writer
Sue Gibson, cinematographer
Annie Griffin, writer director
Clara Glynn, director

H - J

Sarah Harkins, BBC commissioner
Greg Hemphill, Actor/ writer
Leslie Hills, producer, Skyline Productions
Gaynor Holmes Executive Producer, BBC Scotland
Richard Jobson Writer/Director: 16 Years of Alcohol, New Town Killers


Becky Lloyd, Development Executive, Scottish Screen
Malcolm Lindsay, Composer
Mark Leese, Production designer

Colin MacDonald, Screenwriter
Brian McGill Tutor/Writer La Guerre des Moutons
Dylan Moran Actor/writer: Sean of the Dead, Black Books
Nick Marston Agent/MD Curtis Brown
Seamus McGarvey, Cinematographer; DOP


Douglas MacKinnon Writer/Director: The Flying Scotsman, Jekyll
Anne Mensah Head of Drama, BBC Scotland
Andrew MacDonald, Producer
Justin Molotnikov, Director/writer, Synchronicity Films
Dan Macrae, Optimum Releasing
Donald McLeary, writer

O - P

Orla O’Connor, casting agent
Paul Pinson Artistic Director Boilerhouse Theatre Company
Elizabeth Partyka, Controller STV Content
Nick Powell, producer


Michael Radford, director
Ian Rankin Author of the best-selling Inspector Rebus series
Aileen Ritchie, writer/director
Sandy Ross, broadcaster


Nigel Smith Tutor/Writer/Producer Cry For Bobo.
Carol Sheridan Head of Talent, Scottish Screen
Julia Short, Managing Director, Verve Distribution
David Smith, business manager
Suzanne Smith, casting agent,
Lucinda Syson, Lucinda Syson Casting Ltd
Carolynne Sinclair Kidd, producer


Eleanor Yule, director