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MARC HAYWARD

CEO

In his role as CEO Marc is responsible for overseeing the creative and strategic direction of the company while continuing to executive produce and oversee programmes in development. 

Marc previously filmed and directed for networks such as MTV, BT Vision Sport, Channel 4 and Channel 5 and has been responsible for the successful running of seven channels - broadcasting over 1000 hours of live TV a week across the Sky and Freeview platforms - whilst developing new concepts and strategies, monetising and generating substantial revenue across multi-platform divisions such as TV and second screen devices. An experienced producer across new concepts and development he leads the Velocity team with creativity, innovation and vision combined with strong execution. A dynamic communicator with passion and ideas, Marc engages, manages, influences and builds relationships with talent, agents, contributors, crew and other production partners at all levels. 

 
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JAMES CAPRIA

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

James has wide-ranging production experience having produced and directed nearly 100 hours of broadcast television both in the US and UK and across all major channels; BBC, C4, C5, Discovery, and MTV. His past credits include global formats such as Bridezillas, WifeSwap, Couples Come Dine With Me, and Plain Jane, to numerous reality-hybrid, factual entertainment and docs-series from Railroad Alaska, Phillipe Starck’s School of Design, and the Bafta-winning series, School of Hard Knocks. James’ extensive experience in development and production, and his ability to immediately identify an original and innovative approach to programming makes him a massive asset to the growth of Velocity and being at the forefront of the next golden age of television. 

 
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BEN CHESTERFIELD

CFO

Ben has worked in the television industry for 15 years. After reading Engineering at Cambridge University, Ben qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Coopers & Lybrand in London before moving into the Finance and Leasing sector for a decade, becoming Finance Director for Woodchester Bank (owned by Credit Lyonnaise) before starting property development company Urban Edge in 1993. 

At Velocity Ben, directs the implementation of strategic business operational plans, projects, programs, and systems. He also establishes and implements short- and long-range departmental goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures. 

This involves the overseeing and approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, department budgets as well as co-ordinating the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports. 

 

 
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PAUL BENSON

HEAD OF RIGHTS AND DISTRIBUTION

Paul is an experienced sports and action entertainment marketing executive, working in the sector since 2007. Paul has been instrumental in the global expansion of various male focused sporting brands including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Impact Wrestling (Formerly known as TNA Wrestling) and the UK’s biggest MMA promotion, BAMMA. 

Working with Velocity, Paul is responsible for the financial development of all Velocity productions and Velocity investments and innovations. He helps external commercial clients to increase their brand awareness through the placement of branded content on digital and broadcast content platforms across the globe. Paul’s experience and contact base within the sports entertainment space gives Velocity’s clients a significant competitive advantage in utilising and monetising  their brand-led, compelling content in order to efficiently fulfil their marketing and product awareness goals.

 
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BARTEK KOSIOREK

SELF-SHOOTING PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

Accomplished producer/director/editor who can shoot content for all formats. 

Originally a TV news reporter and weather presenter in his native Poland, Bartek has for the last 3 years travelled the globe filming extreme sports events including the Dakar Rally in South America, The Rainforest Challenge in Malaysia and The Libya Rally in Northern Africa.

Bartek is a multi-skilled, multi talented operator working across the board on all Velocity and Velocity corporate projects.

 
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FRED EZEKIEL

PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Fred is a production assistant and runner with experience in both Production and Post-production for a variety of content including comedy, documentary and factual entertainment programmes. He has experience in on and off set roles including: Directing, Producing, Editing, Sound Design and Production Design as well as in backstage theatre where he has stage managed a number of productions locally. He is a recent Film Production BA graduate from The University of Gloucestershire where he obtained a 2:1 degree alongside developing himself as an independent filmmaker .