Bafta appoints new vice president for television

Bafta has appointed Dame Pippa Harris, co-founder of Neal Street Productions, as vice president for television.

he ambassadorial role will see the film and television veteran promoting the academy’s charitable work globally.

Dame Pippa created Neal Street Productions in 2003 alongside Sir Sam Mendes and Caro Newling, with her recent projects including the Oscar-winning 1917 World War I film and The Lehman Trilogy for the National Theater.

I passionately believe in the work of the charity to expand participation in film, games and television.Dame Pippa Harris

She worked with Bafta for over 10 years and joined the board as vice chair of the film committee in 2011.

Dame Pippa said: “I am extremely honored to have been invited to take on this role as Vice President of Bafta.

“I am a passionate believer in the work the charity does to expand participation in movies, games and television.

“This is also a pivotal moment for our industry in terms of working in a more sustainable way, and the Bafta albert consortium has a leading role to play in this regard.

“I am delighted to have the chance to continue to actively support the organization in my new role. “

Former TV vice-presidents include former BBC and Channel 4 boss Lord Grade, media manager Sophie Turner Laing and, most recently, broadcaster Greg Dyke.

Bafta appoints up to three vice presidents for film, games and television, with James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli currently overseeing the film and David Gardner on games.

Bafta Managing Director Amanda Berry said: “I have had the absolute pleasure of working with Pippa since she joined Bafta’s film committee in 2008, and I am delighted that Pippa has agreed to become a vice. -President of Bafta for television.

“Pippa is so passionate about Bafta and has been essential to so much of who we are and what we do today.

“Pippa has worked tirelessly to support the Bafta fundraising campaign, enabling us to fulfill our dream and relocate our head office in London, which in turn will allow us to significantly expand our new talent business.

“Pippa has been actively involved in many of our talent initiatives, including Elevate, Breakthrough and our scholarship programs, ensuring that talented people get the recognition and support they need to realize their potential and ensuring a brighter future. representative for our industries. “

Bafta Chairman Krishnendu Majumdar said: “Since 2014, I have been on the board of Bafta with Pippa.

“I was its vice president in 2019, then during my first year as president in 2020, Pippa was my assistant.

“I have come to know and truly admire Pippa for her exceptional leadership, endless empathy, brilliant creativity and fierce determination. “

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