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Sarah Golding

Sarah is a freelance script consultant with a depth of experience in feature films. As Head of Development for Rainy Day Films she worked on a slate of screenplays for directors including Marc Evans and Sam Fell and with writers including Lucy Moore, Brian Fillis, Juliette Towhidi and Alex Rose. She was Head of Development for Potboiler Productions (2001-7) where projects developed included The Constant Gardener (Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated screenplay) and Brothers of the Head.

She has also been Head of Development for Skreba Films, Development Manager at Zenith Entertainment and Script Consultant for Yorkshire Television, Pagoda Films and Fair Game Films. Recent features on which she has worked include Lady Macbeth, Another Me (Isabel Coixet), Neuf Mois Ferme (Albert Dupontel) and Exit Marrakech (Caroline Link).

She is a tutor on the MA Producing and Screenwriting courses at the National Film and Television School, has script edited for the Film Agency for Wales’ Cinematic scheme and all three iFeatures programmes and has mentored on Film London’s Microwave training programme.

Nicki Hattingh

Nicki Hattingh acts as a consultant for a number of clients in the creative arts industry, with a particular expertise in film.  She was a founder of New Sparta Films and as MD of the company, Nicki was responsible for the establishment, management and strategic direction of the business and led the company to finance several international feature films, including Tale of Tales, Miss You Already, Brimstone, The Limehouse Golem and The Killing of a Sacred Deer.

Under Nicki’s leadership, the company also established an eclectic slate of international feature films for in-house development and production, demonstrating a flair for recognising distinctive and creatively exceptional films with commercial potential.  Nicki also established the wider film group of companies for the New Sparta Holdings group, including the acquisition of Icon UK Film Distribution.

With a background in finance and management consultancy, Nicki’s early career began in the City with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells and The Corporate Consulting Group, followed by several years in a business management role at a Premiership football club before establishing a private Angel Investor Network for the creative arts. Nicki also sat on the Board of Icon UK Film Distribution for the last three years.

Awards

  • BEST EIS
    FUND MANAGER
    2013,2012,2010 AND 2006

  • VENTURE CAPITAL
    HOUSE OF THE YEAR
    WINNER 2013 AND 2005

  • INVESTOR OF
    THE YEAR
    WINNER IN 2012 AND 2013

  • MOST IMPACTFUL
    INVESTMENT
    WINNER 2017

  • BEST ANGEL
    SYNDICATE
    WINNER 2018