The Production Guild of Great Britain (PGGB) has announced the members of its Wales Committee, the fourth of six National and Regional Committees being established by the leading UK membership body for production professionals, in response to the continuing boom in film and High-end TV production across the UK.
The PGGB Wales Committee is sponsored by Facilities by ADF, Entertainment Partners and Mad Dog 2020 Casting and supported by Bad Wolf/Screen Alliance Wales.
It will be chaired by Cardiff-based Line Producer Edward Rastelli-Lewis, who is currently Line Producing Sexy Beast for Paramount+ and whose other recent credits include BBC drama Life After Life. As Production Manager Edward has worked on major dramas including The North Water (BBC Two), His Dark Materials (BBC One/HBO Max) and 2021 feature Morbius. Vice Chairs are Allison Dowzell (Managing Director, Screen Alliance Wales) and Line Producer Kathy Nettleship (Willow, A Discovery of Witches). Committee members are: Graham Beswick (CEO, Mad Dog 2020 Casting); Sarah Gooding (Chief Product Officer, Centtrip); and Production Accountant Mark Strainge (Sanditon, Industry).
PGGB’s Wales Committee is the fourth PGGB National and Regional Committee to be established, following the Bristol and South West England Committee which launched in September 2021, the Northern Ireland Committee which launched in May 2022 and the North West England Committee which launched in September 2022. Locations have been chosen in line with the British Film Commission’s Stage Space Support Development hub centers. Two further Committees are set to launch in Scotland and Yorkshire in the coming months.
Each committee will meet a minimum of four times per year and deliver a variety of activities within their area including forums, masterclasses and networking events. PGGB’s Chair and CEO will meet with the six National and Regional Committee Chairs annually as a steering group.