WHO'S WHO AT EPIC CREATIVE PRODUCTIONS LTD
JACK APPLEBAUM - CEO/HEAD OF PRODUCTION
Jack has been a major operator in the entertainment industry for over thirty years.
In the past Jack has staged musicals, produced and directed television, owned his own successful record label and for twelve years he managed the entertainment and production operations for Forte, at the time when they were one of the world's leading hospitality and leisure operators. He has also managed the careers of a number of top headline artistes.
He is involved in managing all aspects of Epic's operations and has particular expertise in cruise ship entertainment and also as a theatre producer. In 2010 he was nominated as Producer of The Year.
Jack enjoys comedy... is fascinated by original magic and loves all genres of (great) live music. He is married with five children.
CHERYL APPLEBAUM - DIRECTOR
Cheryl has no formal background in the entertainment industry but has learnt a huge amount since her marriage to Jack! Trained as a Dispensing Optician, Cheryl still practices part time, however she is an important member of the Epic team, travelling to assist with shows and events up and down the country.
Cheryl also administers artistes contracts and payments and provides general admin support.
ALI HALL – OPERATIONS MANAGER / PA TO CEO
Ali studied the media at college before landing her first job as a runner for the BBC. From there she went on to work as a runner / assistant for several TV Production, Talent Management and PR companies. She first joined Epic in May 2011 and has worked her way up to become Operations Manager / PA to Jack.
Ali has busy and diverse responsibilities at Epic including liaising with our clients and artistes, supervising logistics for shows and cruises, managing the office and assisting and supporting our CEO.
This does not leave Ali with a lot of free time but when she can, she enjoys going to the cinema and attending live music events.
LEIGH-ANNE JANAWAY – ASSISTANT TO OPERATIONS MANAGER
Leigh-Anne graduated from the University of Birmingham with a Bachelor of Music in 2012 and has always wanted to work behind the scenes supporting the performing arts. She has gained experience working at various arts organisations across the UK and also worked for global Market Research company TNS for a year after graduating. A performing flautist herself, she was privileged to be one of six musicians accompanying Whole Hog Theatre’s theatrical adaptation of ‘Princess Mononoke’ in London and Japan before joining Epic in August 2013, where she assists both the cruising and theatrical sides of the business (and attempts to keep atop of the tea requests!).
LINDA BRIAN - ACCOUNTS MANAGER
Before joining the Epic team in 2008, Linda spent 10 years managing an accounts office in a private hospital. Linda also has experience in working with clients in the publishing and catering sectors. Married with two children, Linda is a keen horse rider.
Of course, we rely on an excellent team of support professionals... ranging from creative and technical experts to sales, administrative, promotional and finance personnel. Some of these are full time employees and some are freelancers however they are all the best in their particular field!