Meet the team

Anna Kime

Anna Kime

Film Hub North Manager
Anna Kime has worked with cinemas, festivals and audiences for over 15 years. Anna joined the Showroom Workstation in April 2014 as Film Hub North Manager. Anna is responsible for ensuring Film Hub North supports a vibrant and self-sustaining exhibition sector and reaches new audiences for a broad range of film. In earlier roles Anna has worked for Picturehouses, Cambridge Film Festival, Independent Cinema  Office (ICO) and Film London. She has presented at events for Soda Pictures, Sheffield Doc/Fest, Birds Eye View, London Comedy Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival. CICAE’s Art Cinema = Action + Management in Venice and Arthouse Convergence in Utah.

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Sambrooke Scott
Film Hub Scotland Manager

Sambrooke runs Film Hub Scotland, one of nine Hubs set up across the UK to extend film choice, increase and broaden film audiences, and enhance opportunities for audiences to engage with and learn about film.

Since 2000 Sambrooke Scott has worked in audience engagement and development for the film exhibition sector. Prior to his current role he worked in PR and Marketing for Momentum Pictures, New Zealand International Film Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival before moving into audience development at the film development agency Scottish Screen (which later became Creative Scotland).

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Film Hub North West Central Development Manager
Sally leads on the strategic delivery and management of Film Hub NWC based at the new arts centre HOME in Manchester.  Sally has been working in the film industry for over 8 years including business and arts development and has extensive experience managing public funds and building sustainable film-based audience projects. Previous roles include Vision and Media, Creative England and BFI.

Annabel Grundy
Film Hub North Manager  – maternity cover

Annabel has spent 15 years working in film as a film festival producer, programmer, funder and project manager in Australia and the UK, and since September ’16 has been managing  initiatives to grow UK film audiences in the English regions, at Film Hub North, as maternity cover for Anna Kime.

In 2016 Annabel produced the first Edinburgh Digital Entertainment Festival (EDEF), celebration of digital technology, virtual reality, interactive and live arts taking place in Edinburgh throughout the August festival season.  Prior to that she managed film and creative economy development projects for Creative Skillset, worked as Film Adviser within British Council Arts, and delivered industry development programmes for London Film festival, Edinburgh Film Festival and UK Film Council alongside other independent festival and curatorial projects including stints at Sydney Festival and NIDA.

Alison Kennedy
Film Hub North West Central Coordinator
Alison is responsible for the day to day liaison and administration across the Film Hub North West, including keeping financial records, event production and being the first point of call for all Hub queries. Alison’s love for independent film started more than 10 years ago when she took part in a Cornerhouse young people’s filmmaking project, since then she has gone on to work as a cinema usher, post-production runner, arts administrator, engagement assistant and completed a traineeship at The National Archives.

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Sam Barnett
Film Hub North Coordinator
Since graduating from Sheffield Hallam in 2012, Sam has been working in a number of freelance positions across Sheffield. You may recognise him from the Showroom Cinema where he was based as an Assistant Duty Manager. Sam currently works as a full-time coordinator at Film Hub North.

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Clare Wilford

Clare is one of the UK’s leading film, television and animation publicists, specialising in event and film festival PR. She has orchestrated press campaigns many festivals, venues and organisations including Channel 4 Television; ICO; BFI; Lighthouse; Phoenix Cinema, East Finchley; Tyneside Cinema, Borderlines Film Festival; BFI London Film Festival; AV Festival, Newcastle and North East; Cinecity: Brighton Film Festival; Cambridge Film Festival; Bradford International Film Festival, and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival.

Clare was Associate Producer and Talent Manager for three Empire Magazine Film Awards, as well as Guest Speaker and Hospitality Co-ordinator for the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival for several years. She freelanced for Premier PR and Corbett & Keene for over 10 years, handling press campaigns both at international festivals and in UK distribution.

Laura Rothwell

Laura has spent 15 years as a marketer and project manager in Europe and the UK, initially in fashion retail, and for the past 8 years in the arts, heritage and film sectors. Since June 2015, Laura has been working with Film Hubs across the country to develop marketing campaigns for new releases, audience development, digital and social media marketing.

Laura has conceived marketing strategies and orchestrated campaigns for the likes of; Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, Beacon Hill Arts, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Flatpack Film Festival, Keswick Film Festival as well as Film Hub Scotland, Film Hub North, Film Hub North West Central and Film Hub South West & West Midlands.