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James Lennox, Managing Director

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James joined Film Education as Managing Director in November 2010 with extensive experience in not-for-profit and charity organisations in the organised business and education sectors.

He also has over 30 years commercial experience gained in various industries operating in several countries.

Ian Wall, Founder & Director of Education

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Before founding Film Education in 1985, Ian taught English & Media at Holland Park comprehensive where he was a head of department. Over the last 23 years he has worked on a wide range of projects, including educational resources on hundreds of feature films. Ian is the winner of two BAFTAs and speaks on issues relating to education, media literacy and film all over the world.

Emma Bull, Head of Digital Education

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Before joining Film Education in 2007 Emma taught English and Media at three schools, including a specialist Media Arts College where she also worked on moving image projects with partner schools. Her responsibilities include writing, editing and producing educational materials in a variety of contexts and formats as well as overseeing Film Education's online content. Emma also designs and delivers workshops and seminars for teachers.

Chris Bauer, Digital Media Coordinator

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Chris joined Film Education in 2008, having previously worked in new media and adult education. As well as building film-specific online resources, Chris is responsible for ensuring that our online content meets current accessibility standards. He also manages the audio visual content of the site and looks after our IT and training equipment.

Robbie Paul, Developer

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Robbie previously worked as Digital Media Assistant at Film Education during his sandwich year, while studying Multimedia Technology and Design at Brunel University. After his degree he joined Film Education as a Developer working on the Content Management System and databases. He also builds web and mobile applications.

Kathie Wu, Graduate Digital Media Intern

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Kathie previously worked in Media & Communications for various theatre and arts organisations in London. She is currently studying an MA in Global Cinemas and the Transcultural at SOAS, University of London, and is writing her dissertation on Politics and East Asian Cinema.

Lucy Witcomb, Education Projects Coordinator

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After achieving first class honours for her degree in English Language and Literature Lucy joined Film Education in 2008. In her previous role as Education Team Assistant and now as Education Projects Coordinator, Lucy works on many of the resources that Film Education produces as well as organising training events.

Rachel Burns, Education Advisor (Secondary)

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Rachel taught English and Media for fifteen years at schools in Harrow, Islington and Hackney before becoming Head of Education at the Holocaust Educational Trust where responsibilities included project managing a BAFTA winning interactive teaching resource. After a career break to have children, Rachel joined Film Education in 2009 where she writes materials for educational resources and delivers training.

Julie Green, Education Advisor (Primary)

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Julie shares her time between Film Education and teaching at a Primary school in her home town. She has a long history with Film Education – starting back in 1998 when the National Literacy Strategy was put in place and she was hired to create the Film and Literacy resources. She now runs training events, authors online, print and digital resources and advises the team and the industry on all educational matters at Primary level.

Li Williams, Education Assistant

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Li left college with an A Level in Film Studies and English Literature and Language. Before joining Film Education as the Communications Coordinator she worked in high street retail and began her office career with Banco Sabadell in Pall Mall.

Nick Walker, Director of National Schools Film Week & Head of Events

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Before heading up the largest Film Festival for young people in the World, Nick was the creative director of on-line film magazine 6degrees and prior to that was a film journalist for The Guardian and worked for the London Film Festival. Nick also programmes and hosts film discussion events and gives talks on film culture.

Lucy Orr, Events Coordinator

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After completing a degree in Film and TV at Edinburgh College of Art Lucy helped run a video production company set up with fellow graduates. She has also spent time working for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in 2009 completed an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries at Kings College London.

Andrea Marlowe, Head of Finance

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Andrea has recently joined Film Education as Management Accountant, bringing many years of accountancy experience in creative industries such as advertising, retail, architecture and other charities to the table. Working Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, she will be taking control of all financial functions and ensuring processes and controls are in place and adhered to.

Karen Belchere, Operations Manager

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Karen initially worked in government offices before joining the BBC in the Light Entertainment Contracts department. She then moved into production for Radio Two on a long running arts magazine programme. Karen is responsible for operations at Film Education and is involved in a variety of projects.

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