When Jonny Tull decided to set up on his own, The Film & Television Charity’s Going Places travel fund provided practical support with getting started.
After 22 years at Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema, an organisational restructure provided the catalyst for Jonny to make the leap. He decided to take redundancy – together with his experience across cinema programming, marketing and fundraising – and begin a new venture.
He contacted The Film & Television Charity after hearing about Going Places, which helps connect people with the industry through grants for travel and accommodation costs.
“The fund was accessible and – more importantly – swift to turnaround which enabled me to get out and meet people, providing a crucial first step and confidence boost,” explains Jonny.
Support from the fund made it possible for Jonny attend the annual Slate Day at London’s Picturehouse Central and get a heads up on forthcoming releases.
As a direct result of his London trip, he is also exploring a move into distribution, “I was aware of The Film & Television Charity before but didn’t realise it offers opportunities for people making transitions or branching out to develop their career and connections in the industry. In this new stage of my professional life, this support continues to make a real difference.”