Mervyn has worked in the music business in a number of senior roles for over 40 years. He currently runs a partnership marketing agency working with brands in music, sport and entertainment.
Mervyn is a trustee of Arms Around the Child, The Midi Music Company and Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. He is a board advisor of 56 Black Men, who campaign for a world where black men are spotlighted for positive contributions as opposed to the often-negative stereotypes projected by the media and to help create a world where black men feel adequately represented, empowered and heard.
Mervyn is a champion of diversity, equality and inclusion. He serves on the EJAG board (Equity and Justice Advisory Group) for The BPI (British Phonographic Industry). He is also a member of The UK Music Diversity Taskforce. He is also Chair of The Inclusion Advisory Group for The London Football Association.
Martin is the fourth generation of his family to enter the movie business, his great-grandfather and grandfather having owned cinemas across London in the twentieth century.
Martin is an accomplished professional with broad experience in the film and video business in both corporate and independent sectors. He has substantial experience in taking a product from concept/script to completion with sales and marketing expertise.
Following early roles in distribution, sales, and marketing for CIC and UIP, Martin became Sales and Marketing Director of Miracle Films and later took on the same role (along with responsibility for acquisition) at Vestron Pictures where he released Princess Bride, Buster, and Dirty Dancing. He was subsequently appointed Theatrical Director of First Independent Films Limited, where he oversaw acquisitions and releases.
In 1999 he set up the distribution and sales company Miracle Communications. He now consults for various theatrical and DVD companies, as well as producers and directors in the planning and releasing of their products into the UK theatrical market. Martin also actively represents several UK companies exploiting their rights for Non-Theatrical and TV sales. He also reads scripts for a number of producers who want a distributor’s point of view.
Recent theatrical releases Martin has worked on include NO, Gloria, Stranger By The Lake, and Salvo. Previous works include Dirty Dancing, Misery, City Slickers, Dumb and Dumber, Young Guns, and The Princess Bride.
“It’s important in today’s fast-moving world to consider and think about those who are less fortunate, those who haven’t been given the chance or opportunity to better their lives. That’s why it’s important for me to contribute my time, to give back and impart my life experiences and knowledge, to try and help people and to guide them on to a path for a better future”.
Donal MacIntyre is a journalist, Broadcaster, Criminologist, and Europe’s best-known investigative reporter, specialising in undercover operations and television exposés from all over the world.
Donal has worked for all the UK broadcasters, most famously for ITV and the BBC where his unique approach has won him many awards for his outstanding and often dangerous work.
A visiting Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University, Donal is also the International Crime Writer for the Sunday World newspaper.
“I’m delighted to have been asked to be a Trustee for the AP Foundation. I believe the approach of the foundation and the work it is doing will make a significant positive impact towards stopping knife crime and steering young people away from gangs and a life of violence. This is a much-needed initiative bringing together people and organisations
Alison is one of the most experienced and well-known international practitioners in the music business. Founding AIM in 1999, as Chairman and CEO over the next 17 years she guided its growth and influence to become one of the most respected and successful trade associations in the world.
Alison’s focus and core remit were to work collectively to enable its members to grow, grasp new opportunities, and break into new markets. This increasingly demanded leadership at an international level.
Alison developed AIM’s strength and visibility in representing the British music industry SMEs at a political level, working closely with relevant government departments to shape and advise on legislation relevant to the industry.
Prior to founding AIM, Alison was MD at BMG Entertainment International (UK), having sold Conifer Records (which under her direction had grown to be the UK’s largest independent record and distribution company in the specialist music field) to BMG in 1994.
In 2006 Alison was elected founding Chairman of WIN (Worldwide Independent Network), which comprises over 25 independent trade associations representing thousands of independent music companies globally. After 12 years at the helm, she made the decision to step down as Chief Executive
.In 2006 Alison was inducted into the MMF Roll of Honour, and in March 2009 she was presented with a Special Achievement award by Music Week, for 10 years of AIM. During her tenure at Aim and WIN, she has been featured in Billboard’s Top Women in Music every year since its publication.
In 2010, Alison was honoured with an OBE, and in 2014 was awarded the prestigious Order of Arts and Letters from the French Government.
In 2021, Alison was appointed both Chief Operating Officer of Chrysalis Records/Blue Raincoat and an advisory board member of the Music Credit Fund with responsibility for music industry relations.
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