Candidates for election to Advisory Council by special resolution at the EGM on Friday 11 September at 18.45 following the AGM.
Please see the Notice of EGM at

NIGEL HAMLEY, FBKS. (Current Advisory Council Member seeking re-election). Nigel is a Film & Television Director and is currently serving on Council representing the interests of the International Membership. He is standing again and looks forward to your Vote so he can continue the work in developing Branches Overseas and increasing our International Membership and Sponsorship. His Career started in the UK and he was trained in Film and then moved to Broadcast Television working for a leading British Facilities Company.  With education in both the Creative and Engineering side of the Business he truly became the product of “Science meeting Art”  Nigel has held leading management positions in Media Companies in the UK as Managing Director and in the United States as President, and is the recipient of two International Technology Patents.     Currently, he resides in Los Angeles and has Directed programs in the UK, Italy, and the United States.  He has in the course of his work visited Broadcasters across Europe, the Middle East, and North America.  With experience from Film to 4K he recently held the position of “Director – IPTV Division” of Marshall Electronics bringing “Streaming Video Solutions” to major players in the Industry, from Microsoft, NASA and all the major Broadcasters.   Even faced with Covit-19, here in Hollywood we are working on some exciting Streamed Content launching IMIS-2021 for our Members across the World, and hope to facilitate Members helping Members in these difficult times. 

SIMON HASLER. (Current Advisory Council Member seeking re-election). Simon is married with a son and daughter. His career path has been one solely within the financial services industry for the last 30 years. The last ten he has been a Chartered Financial Planner running his own Independent Financial Adviser firm. In the last five years he has added film production to his CV working alongside his son Elliott Hasler who writes and directs the productions through their company Relsah Productions.

MAUREEN KENDAL. (Current Advisory Council Member seeking re-election). I have been a co-Vice President and Board Member to facilitate this transitional phase during which IMIS has rebuilt its online presence and communications in order to enable this AGM.  My background includes IT, Media, Post Production, Innovation in Emerging and Immersive Technology, Artists’ Moving Image production, Research and Higher Education and Company Director.  IMIS must innovate so that moving image professionals across all industries can adapt and transfer technical craft and storytelling skills into this evolving landscape where key influencers include: user generated content creators, bite-size video stories, data patterns and convergence of digital platforms.

JOHN LOCKE. (Current Advisory Council Member seeking re-election). Current Board Member and Vice President since June of this year when members of the previous Board stood down. Working with others for the revitalisation, reinvigoration and growth of IMIS back to an organisation of international significance, where it should be. Particular interest in developing and growing opportunities and employment in the independent film industry, worldwide and seeking to develop and influence national arts policy to this end. Seeking to expand IMIS influence through enhanced role for Accreditation Scheme. Professional career as a character film actor and also blogger for the independent film industry.

DAVID POPE. (Current Advisory Council member seeking re-election). David has worked in the Film industry for over 30 years. He is a member of the BCTV (Britsh Cinema and Television Veterans). Starting his career as an audio engineer with Neve, he worked as a sound dubbing consultant for Sony Cinema Products and became General Manager of their European Operation. David joined DTS as Director of Business Development in 2001. He established a subtitling and audio description service to UK Cinemas as an active member of the UK CA’s Disability Working group. In January 2010 he joined XDC as Director of Operations for UK. XDC became the leading digital cinema company for the UK independent exhibition sector. David is now heading up MusicScreen Ltd a dynamic content provider to the cinema industry, broadcasting live music events into cinema from concert venues around the world. David has been a member of the IMIS/BKSTS for over 13 years and an active member of the Cinema Technology Community. Taking a special interest in training events he has served on the highly successful ‘Projectionist Training Course’ focus group and helped market the event. His main objectives in standing for re-election to council are to continue to provide a strong link to the CTC and help to develop IMIS into a modern society supporting a global network of members.

COREY SEEGER. (Current Advisory Council member seeking re-election). Corey is currently the Co-Owner of Rebel North Creative Ltd. and the owner of UnderTree Productions Ltd.  He is involved with Commercial Photography, Brand Consulting, Marketing Strategy, Brand Marketing, Brand Design, Video Production, Market Research, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing and Advertising. He has also been involved as an Advisory Council member with International Moving Image Society, also known as BKSTS CIC. The Society is over 89 years old and Alfred Hitchcock was member along with other film legends.   Rebel North Creative has worked with some highly acclaimed clients across the United Kingdom and the United States. It comprises of a small and hungry team, which is looking to increase its capacity and capital at an exponential rate.  Corey works with a highly experienced team of individuals from different backgrounds, spread across the globe.

MARK TROMPETELER. (Current Advisory Council member seeking re-election). Mark has been very active in The Society – being Accreditation Co-ordinator for ten years. As part of the revitalisation of Accreditation He organised IMIS events at very prestigious national venues, particularly targeted at students and new entrants. Recently, He was invited by a new Board of IMIS Directors to Chair an Advisory Council Development Group, which is currently working on the absolutely vital refocusing, updating and development work on the key operations of The Society. He would welcome the opportunity to be able to complete this vital work.

PAUL WHATTON. (Current Advisory Council member seeking re-election). Paul has been the IMIS Accreditation Coordinator since 2018. Last year he re-designed the Scheme for the Society making the application process electronic. Paul worked in production as a freelance for major broadcasters before taking up an appointment as Senior Lecturer in Film Production at the University for the Creative Arts. He is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Paul joined the Board of IMIS in June this year.

Dr CHRISTOPHER WOOLLARD. (Current Advisory Council member seeking re-election). Dr Christopher’s career in the motion picture industry began in the United States when he was appointed principle software engineer at Thinking Machines Corporation, Cambridge MA.  He developed the operating system of the Connection Machine, a parallel supercomputer.  Given the speed of this machine, it was ideally suited to computationally intensive tasks including image processing.  Steven Spielberg contacted the company about a new feature film he had in mind.  Dr Christopher was given this project which was Jurassic Park.   Subsequently he originated the Masters degree in Cinematography and Post Production at Greenwich and continue to teach at Ravensbourne University. Dr Christopher also play piano.