JANINE NERISSA | PRODUCER
Janine’s passion for the arts began at the age of three, dancing with the British Ballet Association. At the age of eleven she was offered a scholarship by the Royal Ballet but an injury precluded her from pursuing this opportunity. Originally part of the Kingston Youth Orchestra, Janine is a trained and accomplished musician, playing the piano and first violin.
Following a successful career in the City of London and having raised her four children, she began her entertainment career as an actress and producer, running a theatre group and production company, for which she secured both private investment and government grants.
RICHARD WATTS-JOYCE | CFO
Richard has over 20 years’ experience in finance. A Chartered Tax Adviser by background, Richard established an award winning international tax practice specialising in high net worth entrepreneurs, entertainers and professional sportspersons, building out a global network of over 100 partner firms. Richard brings his expertise to Hereford in financial structures and planning for investors, EIS and SEIS tax arrangements and the corporate side of Hereford’s own business entities and production of film and media worldwide.
JONATHAN SOTHCOTT | CEO
Described by GQ Magazine as “a film producer behind a whole new generation of on-screen hardmen”, Jonathan is one of the most prolific and successful film producers in the UK, and has worked with a galaxy of stars, including Jason Statham, Mark Hamill and Ray Winstone. His films have sold over one million copies on DVD. His credits include Vendetta, We Still Kill the Old Way and Eat Local, and in 2014 he negotiated a landmark deal with Anchor Bay/Starz to produce four movies per year for the studio. Jonathan is recognised as a successful entrepreneur both in the film industry and the wider business community.
ADAM STEPHEN KELLY | SVP
Adam started his career as a journalist and has written extensively for Rolling Stone. In 2014, he made his debut as a writer and director with the award-winning and critically-acclaimed short film Done In. The following year, he directed the action thriller Kill Kane, starring Vinnie Jones.
NICHOLAS TAYLOR | LEGAL
A partner at Healys LLP, Nicholas combines great expertise with sound commercial and strategic advice, earning himself a fantastic reputation among professionals, media bodies and public figures.