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Amber Millington , head of music, Agile Films
Amber has been Head of Music at Agile Films for 4 years and has been central to building their talented and varied roster of music video directors. Her average day involves grappling with budgets, answering a lot of calls and even more emails. It’s not all bad though, she gets to work with a lot of very interesting and fun people which is central to keeping her motivated and excited for every new video they produce at Agile.
In 2014 Amber won the best producer prize at the UKMVAs and is hoping 2015 will be an even busier and more exciting year than ever before.
Sonya Sier, producer, freelance
Sonya started life in documentary film making before being asked to produce a music video for for infamous commissioner John Moule. This was a baptism of fire but she was hooked. Since then Sonya has worked with artists like Labrinth, Paloma Faith, Lily Allen, Bat for Lashes, Bastille & Sir Paul McCartney and emerging talent like Lapsley Shura and Clean Cut Kids. Sonya is not good with boredom, music videos are often hard, often crazy but you get to push the boat out.
Luti Fagbenle, executive producer and managing director, Luti Media
Luti Fagbenle who launched LUT! MEDIA in Ladbroke Grove some 9 years ago is a BAFTA-nominated film producer. Luti has produced hundreds of commercials, music videos and films and his work has been honoured with nominations and awards from the BAFTA, Cannes Lion, MTV VMAs, BRITs, MOBOs, Virgin Media Shorts and others. He is perhaps best known for producing music videos for high profile recording artists such as One Direction, Nicki Minaj, Missy Elliot, Izzy Azalea and Rita Ora.
Luti has over a decade of experience as a Producer and Exec Producer creating content for brands such as Nike, Reebok, Puma, Beats By Dre, Sony Electronics, Pepsi and many more.
Having gained a degree in Psychology and Neuroscience, and then a Masters in International Creative Advertising, Sarah moved to Paris and worked at Konbini, the first ‘branded content’ company, for 2 years. There, she worked across several areas: creative, agency and production. She then spent a year as Head of Music at production company Soixante Quinze, before moving back to the UK to be Head of Music and Content at Riff Raff Films. Her role at Riff Raff covers finding new talent, creative development and strategy for directors.
Sarah’s music video credits include Ty Dolla’s ‘Sign Stand’, Tchami ‘Promesses’ and Ten Walls ‘Walking With Elephants’.
Juliette Larthe, executive producer & MD, Prettybird UK
Juliette Larthe is MD & Executive Producer at PRETTYBIRD UK. With over 20 years in the industry, she has produced and developed groundbreaking work in many different fields including commercials, music videos, short films, live installations and fashion shows.
Work produced by Juliette has taken home numerous awards across the globe, including her Grammy for Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’, BTAA pencils, UKMVAs, MTV VMA’s and several D&AD Awards that this year, earned PRETTYBIRD with bronze for Most Awarded Production Company.
James Hackett, director of video, Virgin EMI