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*John Giwa Amu, Director

His film company's credits include Little White Lies, which received two BAFTA Cymru (Wales) awards. Is developing the urban revenge thriller Stab City. The script is optioned by Richard Holmes, producer of box-office hit, Shooting Fish.

*Kwame Kwei-Armah, Actor/playwright

Triptych of plays set in the African Caribbean community was premiered at the National Theatre. Has won several awards and a nomination for a Bafta.

*Florence Ayisi, Documentary writer/director

Documentary film Sisters in Law won 25 international film awards including the Prix Art et Essai at Cannes.

*Noel Clarke, Actor/director/writer

Scriptwriter for the award-winning film Kidulthood. He has since directed and starred in follow-up, Adulthood.

*Kara Miller, Director/writer

Winner of Hitchcock Award, Screen Nation's Best Emerging Talent award and shortlisted for BBC's New Filmmaker Award.

*Karlene Page, Producer

Founder of Big Hug production company, whose credits include The Browning of Britannia, directed by Faisal Abdu'Allah, which is on show at BFI Southbank Gallery.

*Esther Douglas, Producer

Co-founder of Fiesta Productions Limited, which made Life and Lyrics.

*Rita Osei, Producer

Produced award-winning animation for Cartoon Network. Founder of Sugar & Water Films Ltd, whose credits include The Curry Club and Threesome.

*Osbert Parker, Director

Three-time British Academy Award nominated director whose Film Noir was nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes.

*Barrington Robinson, Producer

Founded Redbag Pictures in 2006 and has projects in development including Chance to Dance and Police and Thieves. Picked as one of Screen International's 'Stars of Tomorrow 2006'.

*Zoe Stewart, Producer

Co-founder of Shona Productions, her first feature, Hush, is due for release from November 2008 and will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival next week. One of Screen International's 'Stars of Tomorrow 2007'.

*Sunandan Walia and Yugesh Walia, Co-producers/directors

Since creating Endboard Productions in 1985, the brothers have produced and directed critically acclaimed documentaries for British TV networks.

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