Fiona Finlay, the company director, is an experienced producer who has worked with many established figures from theatre, television and film. She is well known also for encouraging new voices and initiating the successful careers of writers, directors and production teams.

Fiona started her career as a Theatre Director, having won a Thames Television bursary. She then spent three years at the Royal National Theatre as Assistant to the Associate Directors of New Writing and Classical Repertoire before joining the BBC as a Script Editor. As a producer her productions include: "Single Voices," a series of monologues by celebrities such as Barry Humphries and John Sessions; the eight-part comedy drama series "The Sharp End" starring Gwen Taylor; and the three-part serial "Down Town Lagos" directed by Roger Michell. Her film "Black Daisies For The Bride" by the poet Tony Harrison won the Documentaries Special Prize at the Prix Italia 1994 for Television and the first Mental Health in the Media Award.

Her film of Jane Austen's Persuasion, directed by Roger Michell won several BAFTA Awards including Best Television Film, Best Music, Best Costume, Best Photography and Best Design. It also won several additional Awards including Press Guild Award for Best Film. Subsequent films include the highly acclaimed "After Miss Julie" by Patrick Marber and "Broken Glass" screen play which was the television version of Arthur Miller's play.


Lise Bell is Doorway’s Literary Consultant. She is passionate about new drama and comedy writing for television, theatre and film. Lise co-founded PaperMash Theatre, a playful and collaborative new writing company. In addition to Doorway Films, Lise is the Interim Producer at the Bush Theatre. Prior to working at the Bush, Lise worked at the Tricycle Theatre, supporting the Executive Producer.


Gill Johnson is Doorway Films's Business Affairs Consultant dealing with all commercial aspects of the development, production and exploitation of its programmes.
Gill qualified as a Solicitor in 1992 and worked in-house as a media lawyer for Granada Television and the BBC before spending five years as Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Tiger Aspect Productions. She now works as a freelance Business Affairs consultant for various independent television production companies advising on a range of commercial issues.


Dr Anthony Herbland PhD, MA, BEng(Hons), FHEA, IT Consultant. He has over ten years’ experience with producing, directing, editing, camera operation, graphics and animation in health education. He is also the webmaster of this site.


Dr Jane Simmonds DProf, MA, BApp Sc, MCSP, FHEA. Jane is consultant on Doorway's medical and education projects. She completed an MA at Central St Martins College of Art and Design in 1993 where she specialised in photography, print and video. Jane has also completed a Professional Doctorate in Health Studies majoring in advancing professional practice through education. Jane regularly provides training and education for patient groups and healthcare professionals using video, online and face to face communications.