Debbie Manners

Hello, I’m Debbie Manners, Commercial Director

Debbie Manners Saffron productions edited

Debbie Manners

Commercial Director

a little bit about me

Debbie has worked in TV for over 30 years and her previous roles include Director of Rights and Business Affairs at the BBC, Director of Rights for Flextech TV, Chair of PACT, Commercial Director at RDF, COO of Hattrick, CEO of Keo Films and Senior Investment director at Ingenious Media.

Debbie now works in an advisory capacity in the TV and Film industry, including acting as a non-executive director and consultant for companies spanning production, distribution and production services. She is also a founder partner of First Person Films with director Victoria Mapplebeck. In addition to the feature documentary ‘Motherboard’, Debbie has also executive produced 2 short films including the BAFTA winning short film ‘Missed Call’ in 2019, and the feature documentary ‘Nothing Like a Dame’ in 2018.

Debbie has a long association with Saffron Cherry, having advised Caroline and Sally since before the company was formed and now works closely with Caroline on strategy, operational and commercial activity.  She takes specific responsibility for legal, finance and commercial deals as well as talent negotiations.

In addition to her formal roles Debbie is involved in a number of projects and companies including launching a small restaurant group, HERE Cafe Ltd in 2013, which – remarkably – is still going strong after probably the most turbulent decade in the hospitality sector.



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