Bill set up Reel Solutions in 2006 to pursue his passion for supporting all forms of cinema. He was Creative Director at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, one of the UK’s leading independent cinemas, and Head of Film at the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (later the National Media Museum), Bradford. He set up three of the city’s film festivals – Bradford International Film Festival, Bite the Mango Film Festival and Bradford Animation Festival. In 2006 Bill was one of the key people to set up the partnership board of Bradford: City of Film and was involved closely in achieving the UNESCO designation in 2009. Bill is chair of All Animated Limited and is a director on the Board of Creative England and previously Screen Yorkshire.
Regional Film Programming and Exhibition Director
Programming & Festivals Director
Tony was a journalist for 13 years before joining the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (now the National Media Museum) in 1999. He was Head of Film Programming and served as Artistic Director of both Bradford International Film Festival and the Fantastic Films Weekend, which he created in 2002. He has guest curated seasons for the National Film Theatre, lectured on film at venues across the UK and taught film journalism at the University of Huddersfield. He was part of the project team that delivered the successful bid for Bradford: City of Film and is the film critic for the Yorkshire Post and BBC Radio Leeds. He is also the author of several books and monographs on the cinema.