Prior to forming Picnik Entertainment, Nicola ran Lionsgate as President of UK & Europe, where she was responsible for the leadership of the company across its film and TV business.
She helped shepherd blockbuster releases including The Hunger Games, The Expendables, La La Land and Knives Out in addition to acquisitions Military Wives, Fighting With My Family and Eddie The Eagle amongst many other developments, acquisitions and management of film and TV libraries.
Nicola was also instrumental in growing the company’s TV business in the UK with shows like The Goes Wrong Show and Motherland.
Following a successful career in the financial services market, Matt moved into the film and entertainment business in 2011 where he has worked with talent across all areas of the entertainment world. Having retrained as a transformational coach, he now brings his wealth of management experience as well as a passion to see others succeed to the competitive world of film and television.
Matt works closely on the IP development for Picnik as well as coaching emerging talent within either our partner companies or individuals within the industry through his coaching practice.
Ellen qualified as a barrister in July 2000 and later as a solicitor and spent over 10 years at a leading media investment boutique in London as senior counsel and then latterly Legal Director at media financing company, Great Point Media.
Ellen is now a legal and business affairs consultant specialising in advising content producers and financiers on all matters relating to the development, production, sales and exploitation of films and television programmes. She has advised on complex cross jurisdictional co-productions and financing arrangements and worked on multiple international films and tv shows from small British independent films such as the forthcoming Chuck Chuck Baby to large budget films like Greenland, Rogue Agent and Jeepers Creepers 4 as well as recent tv series The Pact and Small Axe for the BBC and the long running Doc Martin series for ITV. Ellen also sits on the board of Ffilm Cyrmu.