The Production Guild of Great Britain has announced Lyndsay Duthie as its new CEO.
She will take up the role in August, taking over from Alison Small who has moved to Netflix to take up the role of UK production training manager.
The Guild represents those working within production office, production accounts, location management, VFX, post production or assistant directing roles. It has more than 1,000 members across the UK, and works closely with studios including Netflix, Warner Bros and Disney to deliver training schemes that help meet the increased demand for production talent which has accompanied the rise in high-end television and feature film production.
Chair of the Production Guild of Great Britain Alex Boden said: “I’m delighted to announce Lyndsay as our new CEO. An established voice in our sector with a wealth of experience in producing, education and training, she has worked with many of the stakeholders that we partner closely with, including the BFI, Pact, ScreenSkills and the NFTS. Lyndsay will pick up the reins at a crucial time as together the industry rises to the challenge of restarting production. I have no doubt she’ll do a fantastic job of ensuring PGGB continues its strong track record of support for those behind the camera, especially as we respond to the realities of the production workplace post Covid-19.”
Duthie added, “I am thrilled to be joining The Production Guild as CEO, particularly at this incredibly important moment in film and television history as we reimagine the production landscape. By nature as production professionals we are problem solvers, so I know that we will find innovative ways together to future-proof our industry and continue the success of British film and television production. I very much look forward to the challenge ahead.”