Veteran cross-continental film exec Luke Parker Bowles has been elected Chairman of the Board of BAFTA New York, moving up from Vice Chairman. Currently Head of Production at Santa Monica-based Story Mining & Supply Co., he has worked on both sides of the pond during his career, including stints at Working Title Films, Open Road Integrated Media and Hart Sharp Entertainment.
Also elected to three-year terms on the BAFTA New York board were Arianna Bocco, SVP Acquisitions and Production at IFC Films and Sundance Selects; consultant Lyn Familant; and Sara Kozak, SVP-Head of Production at Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel. Incumbent board member Douglas Schwalbe was re-elected, Matthew Kearney will assume the role of Treasurer, and Charles Tremayne — having served his two-year term as board chair — will become Vice Chairman for a one-year period. The new term starts July 1.
“BAFTA New York is crucial in bridging London and New York’s thriving film and television communities,” Parker Bowles said. “I am honored to assume this position and look forward to working closely with the our new CEO and COO as well as our board in building on the incredible foundation that Charles has created. Genuinely exciting times ahead.”