Who we are
Simon has specialised exclusively in the television sector since 1993 and his expertise now covers all programming genres and all aspects of development, financing, production and distribution. A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, Simon trained and qualified as a lawyer with Reed Smith LLP after which he joined Granada Television Productions. He gained an MBA in 2001 and soon after he was invited to join the Shine launch team.
After a three-year involvement at Shine, Simon left in 2004 to establish Industry Media, a successful business & commercial affairs consultancy subsequently acquired by the James Grant Group.This is his third start-up in the indie sector.
Jane qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and practised corporate and commercial law first at Slaughter and May, then later as a consultant to other firms before moving into finance and operations management in the professional services sector. Before joining the start-up team at TVA, Jane was commercial and finance director of a TV business affairs consultancy for 9 years. She is an experienced non-executive director and an active charity trustee.
Nikki has worked as a media lawyer advising clients in the kids, live action and animation spaces for over 15 years, both as a private practice lawyer and in-house. She advises in all areas including development, finance, production, clearance and distribution, and a key section of Nikki’s client base is also in live event and theatre.
Nikki qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and also holds a post-graduate diploma in UK, EU and US Copyright Law from Kings College London. After working in-house as a legal advisor for companies including Tell-Tale Productions (producers of ‘Tweenies’), Nikki set up and ran a niche law firm for many years, and is now a consultant for TVA advising a number of their independent television producer clients from her bases in Milan and London.