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BAFTA elects committee chairs and deputy chairs

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced its newly elected chairs and deputy chairs of its sector committees (film, television and games), who will now sit on the Academy’s board of trustees.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced its newly elected chairs and deputy chairs of its sector committees (film, television and games), who will now sit on the Academy’s board of trustees.

Kevin Price, chief operating officer of BAFTA, said: “I’m delighted to welcome three new members to our board of trustees as a result of our recent sector committee elections this month. These committees ­ film, television and games ­ represent a BAFTA membership of around 7,500 industry professionals and experienced practitioners in the UK and around the world, and they help us, as an Academy, develop and promote the art forms of the moving image, inspire practitioners and benefit the public.”

Anne Morrison (pictured) continues as chair of the Academy for the remainder of her two-year term alongside Jane Lush, who was elected to deputy chair earlier this month.

The results of the sector committee chair and deputy chair elections are as follows: Pippa Harris has been elected as chair of the film committee, having held the position of deputy chair for four years. Harris serves alongside Marc Samuelson, who has been elected as deputy chair. Krishnendu Majumdar has been elected as chair of the television committee alongside Emma Morgan, who has been elected as deputy chair. Harvey Elliott enters the second half of his two-year term as chair of the games committee. All sector committee chairs and deputy chairs are directors of the academy, and sit on the board of trustees.

BAFTA’s sector committees recommend to the board of trustees how best to carry out the Academy’s mission in their respective industry sectors, while the board itself manages the business of the Academy and is the ultimate authority on its affairs.

The elections follow BAFTA’s recently published Review of the Year, which looks back at the charity’s activities and achievements of the past 12 months.

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