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Screen Yorkshire Appoints Sally Joynson as Chief Executive
Screen Yorkshire is one of nine Regional Screen Agencies and is responsible for inspiring, promoting and supporting a successful and sustainable film, broadcast and interactive media sector across Yorkshire and Humber. The agency celebrates a remarkable year of achievement with the appointment of Sally Joynson as chief executive.
Sally has worked with Screen Yorkshire since its formation in 2002 as head of industry development and more recently as acting chief executive. She has extensive experience of cultivating businesses and partnerships and has provided investment, guidance and support to develop companies in the TV, Film and Games sector in Yorkshire. Sally has successfully positioned Screen Yorkshire as a key player with national partners on a number of initiatives including business growth schemes with PACT, Channel 4, Scottish Enterprise and Skillset.
In May 2006 she was instrumental in securing £10.2m funding from Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward for an ambitious four year programme.
Steve Abbott, chair of Screen Yorkshire is delighted to announce Sally’s appointment: ‘Sally was one of the chief architects of the successful bid for funding from Yorkshire Forward, and her steady approach has given Screen Yorkshire clarity and purpose as we face the exciting challenge of growing the regionıs screen industries. We're delighted she's going to be leading the team as they meet that challenge.”
Sally will take up her new position as chief executive from immediate effect and will be undertaking further recruitment to expand Screen Yorkshire’s staff to deliver its 2010 visionary plan. She said: “I’m thrilled to be appointed as Chief Executive for Screen Yorkshire at such an exciting time of rapid global film and media development. Yorkshire has a robust reputation for film and TV production and my aim is to ensure that Screen Yorkshire are actively cultivating, supporting and growing innovation and creativity to enable the region to be the regional centre of excellence for all things media.”
4th October 2006
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