Liz Barron

Co-founder of Trademark Films, Liz began working in film finance in 1992. Joining Renaissance Films shortly after having qualified as a chartered accountant with Price Waterhouse, she combined the roles of production accountant, company accountant and company secretary for a number of production companies over the next six years.

Production credits include Peter’s Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, The Madness of King George, The Wings of the Dove and Shakespeare in Love.

Since 1998 she has concentrated increasingly on corporate work for a variety of entities including a Guernsey investment fund and a venture capital trust listed on the London Stock Exchange. She is currently Finance Director of Trademark Films and Head of Finance for BMS Finance Ltd, a boutique investment manager which administers a film financing fund.

Cleone Clarke

Cleone is an associate producer at Trademark Films and has worked in film development and production with David Parfitt for 15 years.

Her credits include: A Bunch Of Amateurs (Royal Film Performance 2008), Chasing Liberty, I Capture The Castle, Shakespeare In Love (winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture & three BAFTA Awards including Best Film), The Wings of the Dove (winner of two BAFTA Awards), Twelfth Night and The Madness of King George (winner of one Academy Award and two BAFTA Awards, including Best British Film).

Prior to this she was the Senior Production Assistant in both the Presentation and Promotion Departments at Channel 4 Television.

Ivan Mactaggart

Ivan joined Trademark as a Producer/Executive Producer in October 2010. Formerly Director - Film and Media Funds for senior debt financier BMS Finance, he has 20 years experience in film financing having worked in a variety of finance and business affairs roles for companies including BBC Films, BBC Worldwide, Baker Street Media Finance and Stewart Till’s Signpost Films. He has been involved in the financing of a number of successful British films including Made in Dagenham, Moon, Bend It Like Beckham, Billy Elliot and Shallow Grave.

David Parfitt

David has worked as an independent film and theatre producer for over 20 years. His film credits include Henry V, Peter's Friends, Much Ado About Nothing, The Madness of King George, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Twelfth Night, The Wings Of The Dove (both nominated for four Academy Awards), Shakespeare In Love (winner of Seven Academy Awards including Best Picture and four British Academy Awards including Best Film), Gangs of New York, (Production Consultant), I Capture the Castle, Chasing Liberty, A Bunch of Amateurs and My Week With Marilyn.

In April 2007 he co-produced, with Finola Dwyer, the critically acclaimed theatre production of Elling at The Bush Theatre and in the West End.

David is Chairman of Film London and a former Chairman of BAFTA. Before moving into film & theatre production, David worked as an actor.

Karl Sydow

Film: Karl most recently co-produced A Bunch Of Amateurs with David Parfitt.

Theatre: On Broadway Karl produced/co-produced: The SeagullAll My Sons, American BuffaloOur Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker (6 Tony nominations, NY Critics Award Best Foreign Play, Olivier Award Best Play). In New York: Terra Haute by Edmond White, BAM, the NT’s production of Happy Days by Samuel Beckett featuring Fiona Shaw directed by Deborah Warner; and in the UK: Memory directed by Terry Hands, Triptych by Edna O’Brien, Ring Round the Moon by Jean Anouilh and adapted by Christopher Fry directed by Sean Mathias at the Playhouse, Jenufa by Timberlake Wertenbaker.

His other theatre credits include: Dirty Dancing, Sinatra at the London Palladium, And Then There Were None, the London & Sydney production of Dance of Death with Sir Ian McKellen, Bea Arthur at the Savoy, Auntie and Me, Michael Moore, Live! at the Roundhouse; the West End premiere of Noel Coward’s Semi Monde; Kevin Elyot’s Mouth to Mouth; David Mamet’s Speed the Plow; Drummers by Simon Bennet and Some Explicit Polaroids by Mark Ravenhill (winner of the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcomer); Macbeth; A Swell Party a celebration of Cole Porter at the Vaudeville Theatre; Hysteria (Best Comedy, Olivier Awards) and The Queen and I.

Karl is a non-executive director of Trademark Films and continues to serve on the board of Out of Joint, the UK’s leading producer of new writing for the theatre.