About Us

ABOUT US 2017-11-12T12:34:35+00:00

FOS

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We are a London-based film production company. We have spent the last twelve months developing both our funding capacity and our management team and we are now about to go into production on our first movie. We are combining the traditional ethos of some of the great British film production companies of the past, focussing on quality, high-end production values and popular commercial appeal, with important contemporary values such as a commitment to diversity and a determination to work alongside a wide range of media partners.

Board and Management Team

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Our management team has a broad range of experience in film and TV creative development combined with a proven track record in capital funding and financial management.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Nevern Johns is a businessman and entrepreneur with 30 years’ experience in the global marketing and licensing sectors. He established Devonshire Management, the first franchise greeting card distribution business in the UK, in the late 1980s, which grew to over 100 franchisees in the United Kingdom and seven Master Licences overseas. After selling the business, Nevern moved with his family to the United States where he established another publishing business, Appletree Inc, which operated successfully throughout the US and Canada. Having sold out his interest in the company he moved to Florida where he acted as an independent consultant for several years. After returning to the UK on a permanent basis he negotiated license agreements with a number of FMCG companies across Europe. He has a specialist knowledge and extensive hands-on experience of managing international contracts, and in addition brings to the company a lifelong appreciation of movies.

FINANCE DIRECTOR

Paul has been a business man and entrepreneur of many years’ standing as well as a member of various boards, both Government and Private including NHS and Chair of Harbour Authority for nine years. He has served as Director of Finance for a number of media businesses and is a member of BAFTA (the British Academy of Film and Television Arts). He has worked in the UK commercial real estate / asset management industry since 1988, having previously been with Banque Paribas / Quilter Goodison, private clients. He has had a wide range of success in both the commercial and residential sectors, as well as holding down senior roles in manufacturing, shipbuilding and repair.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Amanda Groom is an award-winning senior international TV producer and digital creative project leader, Amanda Groom has 20 years’ experience in TV, digital campaign and brand integration commercial initiatives with full P&L responsibility to Board level, and is proven in returning positive financial results to multiple stake holders.

Amanda is the founder of The Bridge, a global media company with its hub in London. The Bridge brings together the content industries of TV, animation and film in Asia and the West, building global audiences and generating significant opportunities for content producers, broadcasters and brands in reaching new audiences and maximising the value of their content through global reach.

Amanda currently consults at senior broadcasting level, presents regularly at the House of Commons and the House of Lords, and chairs Digital Media Advisory Policy Sessions with the Industry and Parliamentary Trust, and works closely alongside UKTI.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Film Producer Paul Tucker has worked in the feature film industry for over 40 years and has maintained offices at Shepperton Studios for 30 years. He is a Full Voting Member of BAFTA.

Paul was Head of European Production for Mel Gibson’s & Bruce Davey’s Icon Productions for 10 years, producing 10 features. He has worked for all the US Major Studios.

Major Credits include: 102 Dalmatians (Co-Producer), Braveheart (Production & Financial Controller), 101 Dalmatians (Production & Financial Controller), King Arthur(Associate Producer), Aliens (Production Controller), Hamlet (Production Controller), Fairytale (Executive Producer), An Ideal Husband (Co-Producer), four James Bond films, Superman 1 & 1VHoffaStar Wars.

Paul is one of the most respected names working in the film industry and we are most fortunate to have him as a board member of Fashion On Screen.

PRODUCTION DIRECTOR

Lisa Braund is a successful Marketing, Communication & Events Manager with over 20 years’ experience across film, theatre, television and commerce. Her high profile media event credits include Glamour, MOBO and GQ Awards and the BAFTA’s, as the senior film footage and licensing researcher for over 7 years.  She  has  worked  on  West  End  productions including  Les  MiserablesPhantom of  the Opera  and Miss Saigon.

She has extensive television experience working with companies such as Endemol, BBC, ITV, Silver River Productions and Whizz Kid Entertainment on shows including UK Music Hall of Fame, Your Face Sounds Familiar and the Film and TV Bafta Awards. In 2004 Lisa starred in the history TV series Regency House Party, narrated by Richard E. Grant and produced by Wall to Wall Media Productions.

Whilst working with Cisco her role comprised the organisation of high profile media and business-to-business events, such as establishing a start-up community network in London with Google Campus, Tech Hub and Silicon Roundabout. Over the last several months Lisa has been responsible for hosting several high profile screening events and negotiated successful collaboration arrangements with London Book and Screen Week.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

David is an experienced investment banker and investment professional, bringing 30 years of knowledge and experience gained from the Equity and Capital Markets arena in the provision of structured solutions and the structuring of client driven transactions. David formerly served as a Managing Director, Head of the Debt and Equity Solutions Group of the Global Markets division within Deutsche Bank AG London, where he managed an international team providing banking, accounting, regulation, taxation and structuring solutions to corporate clients globally, and to the Bank directly in their management of internal portfolios.

David had responsibility for structured intellectual property transactions including both the origination of film finance and the secondary trading of film transactions including restructuring and optimising deals. David currently works for his own capital advisory business that specialise in Intellectual Property and real estate and as a non-executive director. David is a qualified Chartered Accountant in England and Wales having worked in practice at Clark Whitehill and Arthur Andersen, and holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering achieved at Manchester University.

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS

JoJo has unparalleled experience in a number of areas in the film and TV industries, including events, marketing, PR, festivals and markets as well as sponsorship and product placement. With over 25 years’ experience in the film and TV industries, JoJo has consistently been called upon to produce some of the biggest and best events at Cannes, Abu Dhabi, LA and Berlin at the various festivals. In Cannes she has also created parties and conferences for companies as varied as property clients, governmental agencies, finance houses, music moguls, celebrities and high end wet goods companies amongst many others.

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER/CINEMATOGRAPHER

John is the recipient of over 60 New York Film Awards and Television, Chicago film awards, Drum Social Media awards, AMI, Loerie and Busca film, television and video industry awards.

He has produced, directed, shot and edited well over 250 film and video projects (United Kingdom, Africa, United States, South America, Europe, Far East and Middle East) from wildlife and actuality documentaries to commercials and corporate videos.

John brings to the company an immense wealth of technical and artistic experience in the development of films.

Advisors

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Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP

Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP is a national audit, tax and advisory firm.
St Bride’s House, 10 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8EH

Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP are the UK member of Crowe Horwath International, the eighth largest global professional services network with 200 independent member firms operating from offices around the world.

We are trusted by thousands of clients for our head for figures, our specialist advice, and our readiness to give our clients added value.

Keswick Global AG

Certified Adviser
Registered Address: Hoffingergasse 16/1/6, A-1120 Vienna, Austria

Registered in Vienna. Number FN 332389 h
ID-Number: ATU65145915

Keswick Global is a financial consulting company specialized in IPOs. The company is based in Vienna and specializes in helping companies going public. Keswick Global is approved as Capital Market Coach on Wiener Börse (Vienna), and Certified Adviser at Nasdaq First North (Copenhagen). Fashion On Screen Limited has recently appointed Keswick Global as our Certified Adviser, to assist our application to list the Company on the Nasdaq First North market.

Clay Knox

Accountants 
London office: 7 Old Park Lane, London, W1K 1QR.
Pinewood office: Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH.

Clay Knox will handle the day-to-day accounting needs of FOS and deals with a large proportion of dependent and independent film productions, actors and industry professionals. Clay & Associates has a wealth of knowledge in dealing with every aspect of taxation regarding the structuring of a production company, production budgets, actors and actresses, behind camera personnel and high wealth investors.

Child & Child Ltd

Solicitors and Receiving Agents to the Company, and Registered Office
Nova North, 11 Bressenden Place, London SW1E 5BY.

Child & Child acts for corporate and commercial clients across a diverse range of sectors and undertakes all legal activities on behalf of FOS including, EIS assurance, directors & shareholders rights and liabilities, advice on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures & partnerships, and licensing. Child & Child is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No 534427.

Optiva Securities

Broker to the company
http://optivasecurities.com/
2 Mill Street, 
Mayfair, 
London, W1S 2AT

Optiva Securities provides unique corporate broking and finance solutions to high growth companies as part of their early or later stage development. Optiva are appointed as Broker to FOS with specific reference to the proposed admission to trading on the Nasdaq First North market.

FOS and Diversity

FOS is committed to seeking the very best talent from all backgrounds – both on and off screen. We pledge to use diverse talent at every level of our productions.
Already our executive board comprises 40% women – nearly double that of the current UK board average of 22%.
Additionally, we have film projects in the pipeline that reflect the diverse make up of our society. FOS understands that all voices matter and the crucial role that film plays in reflecting back to us all our lives – and not just the lives of a few of us.
Respecting diversity means recognising the differences between people as being both a valued and valuable asset. Our main focus for diversity will be behind the camera. We’ll be working with the LGBT community (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans). We commit to making a concerted effort to position female directors and to appoint BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) – people of colour – in our crews in the positions of director, producer, camera, Director of Photography, grips and runners etc. We will appoint these people not because they are female, LGBT or of colour but because they are talented people and the best possible person for each position.
FOS has joined the Creative Industries Federation, the brainchild of Sir John Sorrell whose ambition is to give political clout to the UK’s creative industries sector. The UK creative industries has been the fastest growing part of the UK economy over the last decade, however it previously has failed to punch its weight with government. We are together working to change this; addressing such issues as investment in arts and heritage, creative sector tax relief schemes, commitments to diversify and ensuring a strong IP framework.
FOS will prove its commitment to diversity every step of the way in a journey in which we greatly hope that you too will be involved.