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Media Investment Panel

The Media Investment Panel advises Welsh Ministers on commercial film and TV investment proposals.

The Media Investment Panel is made up of independent experts to provide advice on:

  • allocating Media Investment Budget funding
  • provision of other funding for film and TV projects of £1m and over.

Panel members

  • Peter McInerney (Chair)

    Peter McInerney is Head of Film, TV and Broadcasting at Sheridans Solicitors and has chaired the Media Investment Panel since its inception in 2014. He has extensive knowledge of the commercial film and television industry and in particular of production finance.

  • Ron Jones

    Ron Jones is executive chairman of the Tinopolis Group based in Llanelli. He has significant experience in the film and TV industry and of leading one of the most successful UK independent production companies which is now a global operator. He has been a member of the Media Investment Panel since 2014.

  • Ellen McDonald

    Ellen McDonald is Financial Controller for the LBP Outlander TV series. She has extensive experience within the television industry, and knowledge of production finance in the USA and UK. She has sat on the Media Investment Panel since 2014.

  • Richard Wolfe

    Richard Wolfe is an advisor and investor in film, TV and the internet. He has extensive experience of the industry as the owner of various TV companies, a global media rights fund, and as a personal investor. Richard has served on the Media Investment Panel since 2014.

  • Paul Higgins

    Paul Higgins is an entrepreneur and investor. He has significant experience in the film and TV industry gained over a number of years of operating in Wales which has given him a thorough understanding of film investment. He joined the Media Investment Panel in 2016.

  • John Giwa-Amu

    John Giwa-Amu co-owns Cardiff-based Red and Black Films. He is a multi-award winning film producer with a broad understanding of the film industry having co-founded Red and Black which has produced and distributed several internationally acclaimed features. He also has experience of film finance, sales, distribution and games within the sector. He joined the Media Investment Panel in 2016.