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Tolu Stedford

Tolu Stedford - Creative PEC

Development Producer at the Independent Film Trust and CEO of Creative Lions Productions

Tolu Stedford is a writer, producer and actress. With over 20 years of industry experience, she has entertained audiences on TV, stage, and cinemas worldwide.

She has written and produced an assortment of hard-hitting, thought-provoking short films, concept teasers and music videos. Tolu co-founded her award-winning production company ‘Creative Lions Productions’ in 2018 and worked as a co-producer at Link UP TV which has an audience of 16 million.

In addition, Tolu has been a Development Producer at the ‘Independent Film Trust’ and has been instrumental in championing diverse and underrepresented talent through their professional mentoring schemes.

She is now Head of Creative Development, heading up their commissions, mentoring schemes and film productions.

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