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25th July 2019 Aaron McGregor

John Tobin
Broadway Cinema

John Tobin

John is Broadway’s Development Director and manages the Creative Talent and Communities team. The team design and deliver Broadway’s filmmaker and artist talent programmes such as Near Now, its studio for arts, design and innovation, and creative activities for people of all ages in venue and in their communities. He supports and often leads bids for funding on behalf of Broadway, including applications to Arts Council England, BFI, European regional funds, trusts and foundations. John also manages Broadway’s investment fund for the development of feature films.  

With a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and twelve years working in the space industry in roles ranging from satellite operations through to bid writing and business development for satellite communication services, John is a systems engineer at heart. A career change saw him unexpectedly producing the Raindance Film Festival before moving to Nottingham to work at the regional screen agency EM Media, where his responsibilities included strategies and funding for film audience development and education across the East Midlands and investment in videogame development. John’s work has given him different perspectives of being a funder and fundraiser in both commercial and non-profit sectors.