We are aVisual Communications Company

We specialise in creating and distributing moving images, live and virtual events and digital media.

What we do

About

Our services include video and digital media production, satellite broadcasts, webcasting, live events, virtual events and media distribution.

The clients we work with – both on a national and international scale – come to us for our forward thinking and collaborative approach and our ability to adapt and respond to the changing world.

Our team of producers are creative, thorough and flexible and work directly with our clients so that their messages are delivered to the target audience - whether online, on screen or on stage - in the most effective way possible. Our clients trust us to tell their stories to the right people at the right time through the most appropriate delivery network so that they can inspire change, engage, build relationships and, most importantly, help them to achieve their ambitions.

So it’s no surprise that our clients keep coming back to us with new projects.

Many of the broadcast, corporate and multi-media productions we make each year go on to win awards. As well as regularly picking up ‘gongs’ from the IVCA, New York Film Festivals and Worldfest, our ‘trophy cabinet’ also includes an Oscar, an Emmy, and a Bafta.


Clients

The Team

Our team is headed by Chris Courtenay Taylor and Karen Hayes, our Joint Managing Directors. Working alongside them is our experienced team consisting of our producers, project support, editor, and head of finance. All our productions are producer led so our clients are able to work with the same people throughout the life time of their project.

Chris Courtenay Taylor

Chris Courtenay Taylor

Managing Director/Executive Producer

Chris has produced work for the European Space Agency (ESA) TV service for the last 20 years. Today, as the Executive Producer for ESA, he oversees all news exchanges, rocket launches and news pool arrangements. Chris – who has a background in science - also works with a great many of our scientific clients, building distribution platforms both in traditional media as well as new and social media.

Karen Hayes

Karen Hayes

Managing Director

Karen is the founder and CEO of Coralaze Media as well as our joint Managing Director. With a background in communications, she has worked in the B2B sector throughout a long and successful career and has seen and embraced change throughout, delivering every Live Event Project, no matter the size, media or platform with distinct and outstanding style.

Maria Apps

Maria Apps

Senior Producer

Maria is an experienced and versatile producer. Great at developing creative ideas and managing projects, budgets and schedules seamlessly from start to finish. She delivers all kinds of successful and award-winning corporate productions and has developed a number of long term relationships with our most valued clients.

Adrienne Card

Adrienne Card

Producer

Adrienne is a creative producer with a knack for putting together strong teams to deliver films from start to finish and for a diverse range of clients. Having filmed all over the UK, Europe, the USA, Africa, Asia and Australia Adrienne’s pragmatic approach to difficult challenges make her the perfect producer for any project.

Ingrid Van de Vyver

Ingrid Van de Vyver

Producer

Ingrid is based in our Brussels office. She works on our European Space Agency account, and has done so since 1987. She co-ordinates our twice weekly TV exchanges for ESA.

Jack Wickett-Padgham

Jack Wickett-Padgham

Editor

Jack is our in-house editor. He co-ordinates all in-house post production from graphics and animation production to offline and online editing. He joined us in 2012 and has since edited programmes for ESA, Visa Europe, Hewlett Packard and Royal Academy of Engineering, among others. Jack has also created graphic idents and animated logos for many of our video programmes and live events.

Sophie Figon

Sophie Figon

Production Assistant

Sophie is the newest addition to the World Wide Pictures team. She came to us in early 2014 with experience in the independent film industry as well as a degree in English Literature, Film, and Theatre. Sophie assists the producers both for events for ESA TV and our other film productions as well as making sure the office runs smoothly.

Sally Drury

Sally Drury

Project Support

Sally is our planning and project manager working primarily with our global broadcast clients and securing links for our live events. Based in the World Wide Leeds office, and with 10 years broadcast experience, she has an excellent customer service background both in the business and consumer sectors. Sally joins the World Wide Pictures family following the merger with Coralaze Media.

David Ross

David Ross

Head of Finance

David has worked with Chris Courtenay Taylor for over 30 years and as Head of Finance has overseen the financial operations of World Wide Pictures for two management buyouts and the recent merger with Coralaze Media. David provides full financial management support and as the group’s Company Secretary is responsible for providing full statutory and taxation services.

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