Who is in the network:
PRODUCER Gina Fegan, C. Eng.
Senior executive in the creative industries for the last thirty years, as a practitioner and a consultant within digital innovation and creative endeavours, with experience leading initiatives, delivering projects and managing organisations. Proven track record in investment evaluation, program creation, and stakeholder management. Achievements in inspiring adoption of new technologies, supporting the growth of artists and entrepreneurs, and building international teams. Communicator, negotiator and diversity champion.
She developed the UK’s international trade strategy for screen and digital media for the Department for International Trade with partners Universal Music Group, BBC Worldwide, Cameron MacIntosh and ITV Studios. Activations for this included the creation of a number of major events such as ‘“GREAT” Festival of Creativity in Shanghai’ with Prince William, and the Creative Industries showcase for President Xi during his State visit to the UK resulting in an increase of over £2billion to the UK economy.
She was the lead producer on a first of its kind large scale theatre/digital production in China centred on a collaboration between former head of the Royal Shakespeare Company Adrian Noble and Chinese music star Sa Dingding. She is also the award winning producer of a number of feature films working with amongst others E-One Entertainment and the Weinstein Co.
She began working in the film sectors of the UK, France and North America; starting film festivals, producing films and setting up capacity building organisations and is now in demand working in China, USA and UK with content producers, high- growth tech start-ups.
Currently a Board Trustee of the EMI Archive Trust, an elected member of the BAFTA Council, a member of the Royal Television Society, and on the advisory board of Digital Hollywood.
Gina has published her first novel under the pen name G.C. Fisher
WRITER Raoul Morris
Writer and script editor. Currently working on a series of SCI-FI futuristic detective novels, the China Twelve series, click here and have a look.
Over thirty years in the content business, as a screenwriter from writing in Hollywood and directing the first Russian-Irish co-produced feature film to working in one of the worlds largest marketing & communications companies Ogilvy and Mather and a recent MBA in Convergence.
Raoul is keen to help with story, any aspect of story, from concept to script development, or series progression to creative team training. Running workshops, challenging teams to think creatively, addressing futuristic technologies or acting as a script doctor.
More recently focused on supporting writers with e-publishing and strategic profile raising.
MUSIC EXECUTIVE Phil Patterson
Phil has over 35 years of Music Industry experience, the majority of which has been spent in the International scene.
Phil has worked with both major and independent record companies developing, marketing and promoting artists and catalogues from all musical genres, in the UK and around the world, from Happy Hard–core to Classical and everything in-between!
He is also a Music Industry Specialist working as a consultant with the UK government Department for International Trade
DIGITAL STRATEGY CONSULTANT Rachael Morris
In her 10 years’ experience, Rachael has managed strategy for global clients, from Expedia to Dyson, coordinating the teams running their campaigns and building out their analytics. She has managed over 60 people, and helped oversee growth from 8 to 120 while maintaining morale and quality of output. Over the course of her career so far, she has worked across 6 different areas of the business, each time putting in the effort to understand the team and its challenges and potential. She has supported and coached team members from entry level all the way up to team lead and has worked with them to maximise their potential. She uses her broad experience to inform company strategy and loves helping CEOs and COOs chart the best course of action whatever the outlook.