Director, We Are The Tonic and NFTS Head of Marketing, Distribution, Sales & Exhibition
Deborah has over 28 years’ experience in marketing; theatrical, home entertainment & VOD distribution; international sales; TV; and exhibition. She has held senior marketing and distribution positions across the industry including: Koch Media, Artificial Eye, Curzon Cinemas, Twentieth Century Fox, Disney, Icon Film Distribution, Contender/EOne and The Pearson Group.
Deborah set up We Are The Tonic Ltd, an entrepreneurial distribution and marketing consultancy for sales agents, distributors and filmmakers, in 2013. She was appointed Head of Department at the National Film & Television School (NFTS) in the UK in 2016, designing and delivering their ground-breaking Marketing, Distribution, Sales & Exhibition MA.
As well as being an Honorary Fellow of the University of Exeter’s Department of Humanities, she has also delivered workshops, training and mentoring programmes for Berlinale, the British Film Institute, Cannes Film Festival, Creative England, CONNeXT Film Festival Belgium, Creative MEDIA Europe, Creative Scotland, Dublin Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, EFM, FICCI’s International Producers Meeting (Colombia),UK Film Distributors’ Association, Film For Cymru Wales, Film London, FOCAL Switzerland, Glasgow Film Festival, the Holland Film Market, iFeatures, Inside Pictures, Irish Film Board, JAFTA and JAMPRO, London Screen Academy, Media Business School (Spain), Scottish Documentary Institute, the Soho House Group, Tallinn Nights Film Festival, and the University of Exeter.