Laura AvilesSenior Film Manager, Bristol City Council
Laura oversees the Council’s film strategy and is responsible for the management of The Bottle Yard Studios and Bristol Film Office. She manages day to day site operations, liaising with production clients and tenants and overseeing all financial and administrative areas of the business. With more than 25 years’ industry experience, Laura’s previous roles have included Head of Production at Mustang Films and BBC Earth Productions (BBC Worldwide).
Katherine NashBusiness Manager
Kat is responsible for raising tenants’ licences and invoices, overseeing payment of supplier invoices, preparing finance reports and managing supplier contracts. Kat is also our official Carbon Literacy representative.
Dan WatsonBuilding Manager
Dan is responsible for keeping the site’s buildings and grounds maintained to the highest standard. This includes ensuring that employees, tenants and contractors are working in a safe and compliant manner and that all maintenance is completed efficiently with minimal impact to site users. Dan has 15 years’ experience in Facilities Management across the private and public sector and has previously worked at Pirate Studios and Aardman Animations.
Emma ReidSite Co-ordinator
Emma assists productions and tenants from initial induction to final wind up, handling all filming requirements and ensuring visitors have a positive experience on-site. She oversees site maintenance and a host of other issues, from post to parking. Emma is The Bottle Yard Studios’ Covid-19 Supervisor.
Tara MilnePR & Marketing Consultant
Tara works to raise the profile of The Bottle Yard Studios and filming in Bristol regionally, nationally and internationally. She communicates news of productions onsite, business tenants and other developments to media and the film/TV industry. She manages the Studios’ website, e-newsletter and social media profiles.
Rebecca OldStudio Assistant
Working closely with the co-ordinators and reporting to the Site Director, Rebecca assists with the smooth running of the site’s day-to-day operations, carrying out wide ranging administration duties and liaising with on-site productions and tenants.
Kelly DaviesStudio Runner
Kelly plays an integral role in supporting the team with office duties, tenant and visitor liaison and site management.