James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has been appointed BAFTA’s VP for film. Her appointment follows Greg Dyke coming aboard as BAFTA’s VP for TV. Previous VPs for film include Duncan Kenworthy and Lord Puttnam. BAFTA can appoint up to three VPs, in film, television and games, for a term of up to six years.
“I am passionate about BAFTA’s role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British filmmakers,” said Broccoli. “I am therefore honored to accept the role of BAFTA’s Vice President for Film.
Barbara Broccoli and brother Michael G Wilson own EON Productions and have produced the last eight Bond films together including Skyfall and Spectre. They also exec produced Corinna Villari-McFarlane’s A Silent Storm starring Damian Lewis and Andrea Riseborough, and Tom Browne’s Radiator starring Richard Johnson, Gemma Jones and Daniel Cerqueira. EON recently announced a creative alliance with Cove Pictures, a joint venture with Smuggler Inc and Red Arrow Entertainment, to develop television shows for the international market.
“I am delighted that Barbara Broccoli, one of the most illustrious and respected people in the contemporary film industry, will be joining BAFTA as our Vice President for Film,” said BAFTA chair Anne Morrison. “With her connections on both sides of the Atlantic, Barbara is well placed to be a brilliant ambassador for BAFTA and I know we’ll benefit hugely from her experience and wisdom over the next few years. With Greg Dyke announced recently as our Television Vice President, we are in good hands for the future.”
Broccoli has also co-produced several stage productions including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Steady Rain and Chariots Of Fire. She has Othello at the New York Theatre Workshop starring David Oyelowo and Daniel Craig to be directed by Sam Gold coming in December 2016.
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