Mark John

Mark John


EAVE Project: The Sweetest Sleep
National Coordinator Wales

Company details

Position Producer
Company Big Learning Company
Mark John - Content Producer / CI & Digital Skills & Training Consultant - Vision Thing Communications (Cardiff, Wales, UK) • Graduate of EAVE (in 2004), now EAVE National Coordinator for Wales. • Established UK-based Content Producer for 30 years (TV/Radio/Short Film/Features/On-Line): BBC (1984-1994); independents Prospect Media Group (1994-2000) & Vision Thing (1994-2014) • Worked at a senior level across all media platforms, with extensive award-winning Broadcast TV & Radio output for most UK networks; produced numerous Short Films & Features - including: • Digital Visions, for UK Film Council/BBC/Film Agency for Wales - 5 x 10’ 2005-06 • Digital Shorts Wales, for UK Film Council/Film Agency for Wales - 5 x 10’ 2009-10 (including WINNER Celtic Film Festival 2011 - \'Nadger\', directed & written by Catherine Linstrum) • ‘A Boy Called Dad’ (co-production), for EM Media/North-West Vision/Film Agency for Wales - Feature - 1 x 90’ - Budget: £1.1m - Sales & Distribution - The Works & Metrodome/Kaleidoscope (premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June 2009 with - UK theatrical release 2010) CI & Digital Skills & Training - Consultancy /Advisory roles include: • Creative Industries Advisor for Cardiff City/County Council and Senior Manager of the recently-formed Cardiff Film Unit, which coordinates all location filming in the city (2010-present) • Project Manager of the ECCE-Innovation project - 3-yr EU economic business cluster program for the creative industries and digital media sectors for Cardiff (with 7 EU partner cities) 2010-13. • Member of the Creative Skillset Wales National Management Board • TAC Education, Skills & Training Partnerships representative on the TAC Council (the executive board of the Welsh Media Producers Alliance) • Chair of the Film & Media Sub-Group for the Media Academy for Wales - and member of the MAW Management Board. • Member of BAFTA Cymru Management Committee (Strategy & Policy) • Creative Skillset UK Evaluator & Assessor - UK Short Course assessor for HE and CPD delivery across a range of CI and Digital Media courses. • Business Advisor to leading Welsh education, skills training provider Big Learning Company, who specialize in learning solutions & skills delivery for the creative industries & education sector • Senior Trainer on the ?GLOBAL: International Markets for Media Content? international Co-Production training program for Welsh media producers - Creative Skillset Cymru?s year-long scheme to help Creative, Digital & Media companies grow their businesses globally and increase their international trade activity, via international co-productions and market exposure for their digital media content. Funded by S4C & TAC (Welsh Media Producers) - 2012-13 • Senior Trainer on ?Money for Nothing: Developing IP Content for the International Marketplace\' - 1-yr business development program to help Welsh companies develop and exploit their IP in the international market. Funded by Creative Skillset Cymru, S4C & TAC (Welsh Media Producers) - 2012-13

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A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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