In order to help in the sifting of applications and identification of the most promising proposals, the UK Cinema Association has assembled an expert panel. The panel will offer input at every stage of the process.
The panel comprises a range of experienced professionals from across the wider cinema sector – exhibition, distribution, technical, access specialists as well as representatives from the British Film Institute (BFI) and people with hearing loss.
The panel will help guide and provide input at every stage of the Fund to ensure that the chosen solution meets the following criteria, specifically that it:
- allows people who are deaf or have some hearing loss to enjoy an integrated cinema experience with the wider audience;
- is straightforward to use for both the cinema and audience member;
- is financially viable for cinemas to purchase and install; and
- is or can be made compatible with existing cinema technology.
Meet the Panel
|Ed Rex||Patron||Action On Hearing Loss|
|Ben Luxford||Head of UK Audiences||British Film Institute|
|Jerry Murdoch||Country Manager UK & Ireland||Cinema Next|
|Rick Williams||Access Specialist||Freeney Williams|
|Stephane Zamparo||Subtitling Manager||Motion Picture Solutions|
|Mark Barlow||General Manager UK Theatres||NATL Amusements (UK) Ltd|
|Calum Corser||Central Operations Support||ODEON Cinemas|
|Leah Byrne||Audience Development Manager||Picturehouse Cinemas|
|Paul Willmott||Technical Director||Saffron Screen|
|Gráinne Peat||Policy Executive||UK Cinema Association|
|Demir Yavuz||Head of Technical Operations||Universal Pictures|