Working in the Creative Industries – Networking

Working in the Creative Industries

Hosted by Propeller

Tuesday 19 November – 16:00-19:00

Creative Innovation Zone, Media Factory


Guest Speakers;
Janine Bebbington, Gorgeous Media
Alan Livesey, Independent Film Director
Naomi Stromire, Pretty Splashy Designs

Setting up a business in a competitive marketplace is a challenge at the best of times; but the creative industries can be a difficult sector to make your mark. Come along to this networking event to meet three business people carving out a place in the creative market, each with their unique story and advice of making your own creative business journey just that little bit easier. After the speakers’ presentations there will be a panel style discussion where you can ask your own questions, followed by a networking buffet.

Propeller is a complete enterprise support programme providing skills, training, mentoring, workspace and networking to the students, graduate and staff at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Our networking events are open the public, bringing together businesses from the local community, academics from related fields and our own students, past and present.

About the Speakers

Janine Bebbington
Gorgeous Media

I’m Janine Bebbington and I make really gorgeous, truthful films.  I’ve been making films for years actually.  I think I’m what you might call a ‘self-shooting director’ which means I cover most aspects of a film production myself.

After ten years of teaching Film and Television Production, I decided it was time to go and produce my own work.  That was eight years ago and here I am – still filming – and still enjoying every moment of what I do, and building on my portfolio of films and production skills. I feel very lucky to be able to do something that I really enjoy for a living.  I like the creative process and I like observing people, so I think I suit filmmaking.

Alan Livesey
Independent Film Director

I’m a film director and screenwriter from Preston, Lancashire. Filmmaking is my way of exploring the world from the perspective of people who don’t feel like they belong in it. This often takes the form of science fiction or dark surreal pieces, but always with a focus on that sense of not feeling connected to your surroundings.

My filmmaking practice is built upon “ego-less” collaboration, respect and ethical considerations all used to navigate the best way to serve the story I am telling.

Naomi Stromire
Pretty Splashy Designs

I have always been interested in art in a variety of forms. I graduated from the University of Cumbria with a degree in Drama and Creative Writing in 2010. I produced the 2011 feature film, Something Evil, Something Dangerous: New Moon Rising before concentrating on my own art forms. I opened Pretty Splashy Designs in 2019.