Names: Nick Hopkins and Nicholas Cohen
Course: Creative Writing (Scriptwriting) MA
Tunic Media Ltd is a multi-media production company. We are developing projects for film and television, as well as a corporate video and promotional department. We also provide practical educational courses in creative writing, film making and acting.
We are passionate about film and television and have thirty years experience between us in the industry. Nick Hopkins was an assistant director in film and TV for many years before becoming a scriptwriter for the BBC. Nicholas Cohen has worked for the RSC, National Theatre, the BBC and directed three feature films. We have experience at all stages of the process, from development, production and post production.
How did UEA Student Enterprise help you?
We had invaluable help from Finbarr Carter at CareerCentral. We attended a business plan development course he provided and we have been in frequent contact in getting our business off the ground. We also applied for the UEA/Santander grant.
What worries did you have while setting up your business?
Setting up a production company is a tricky one as there is a lot of competition, however we feel we have a distinctive style and approach to film and television making that sets us aside. We are hopefully going to be able to announce a co-production deal soon with a major European production company, who will part finance our first feature film, to be shot in Greece in Spring 2015.