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Committees

BAFTA Los Angeles' Committees carry out invaluable work across our activities

The Board of Directors determine the strategy and the direction for BAFTA Los Angeles, while it is our Committees and Staff who are tasked by the Board to deliver many of the programs and events within our overall mission. BAFTA Los Angeles currently operates the following Committees and are comprised of members of our Board, Staff, and volunteers from our BAFTA Los Angeles Membership. It is the Committee Chair who selects the members for his or her Committee. To contact a Committee chair, please use the forms at the bottom of this page.


SECTOR COMMITTEES

Our Sector Committees represent the three key disciplines recognized within BAFTA's work, namely Film, Television and Games. In Los Angeles, we also operate a Digital Media Committee to position BAFTA Los Angeles at the heart of new developments in our industry. Our Sector Committees deliver events, guest speakers, and initiatives for BAFTA's ongoing programs, and serve to review and recruit new Members from their sector.

Film Committee

To represent the Film sector of the BAFTA Membership by securing eligible content for BAFTA Los Angeles programs, including guest speakers for the Learning & Event program, eligible titles for the screening program, and subjects for the Heritage Archive interview series. To review applications andmake new recommendations for new BAFTA LA Membership from those working primarily in the Film industry.

Television Committee

To represent the TV sector of the BAFTA Membership by securing eligible content for BAFTA Los Angeles programs, including guest speakers for the Learning & Event program, eligible titles for the screening program, and subjects for the Heritage Archive interview series. To support, develop and promote focus on the television medium in order to further the goals and mission of the Academy. To review applications and make recommendations for new BAFTA LA Membership from those working primarily in the TV industry.

Games Committee

To advance the knowledge and understanding of the Games industry amongst the wider BAFTA Membership. To represent the Games sector of the BAFTA Membership by securing eligible content for BAFTA Los Angeles program, including guest speakers for the Learning & Event program, eligible titles for the event program, and subjects for the Heritage Archive interview series. To review applications and make recommendations for new BAFTA LA Membership from those working primarily in the Games industry.

Digital Committee 

To advance BAFTA Los Angeles‘ resources, knowledge and opportunities relating to all technology and digital media matters that impact BAFTA members. To represent the Digital sector of the BAFTA Membership by securing eligible content for BAFTA Los Angeles program, including guest speakers for the Learning & Event program, eligible titles for the screening program, and subjects for the Heritage Archive interview series.


EMERGING TALENT COMMITTEES

BAFTA Los Angeles is commited to creating opportunities for talented individals to enter the industry regardless of circumstance and background, and offer a network of support and programming as they develop their career in our industry. 

Student Film Awards and Scholarship Committee 

To engage the BAFTA membership in adjudicating the filmmaking work of the student body. To deliver an award competition and ceremony that celebrates the emerging talents from the student filmmaking body, with the winner receiving a genuine level of structured support by BAFTA Los Angeles during this crucial time in their career. To review all Scholarship applicants and recommend chosen recipients to the BAFTA Los Angeles Board.

Newcomers Program Committe

To deliver a program that provides meaningful support to UK professionals who have recently relocated to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment industry, or continue their studies in their field of work. To review applications and make recommendations to the Board. To secure Mentoring and other appropriate opportunities that are of professional value to the participants.

Outreach Committee 

To utilize the talents of the BAFTA Membership to provide opportunities and programs that ensure the Industry is accessible to all talented people regardless of background or circumstance. To use the art forms of the moving image to encourage a positive effect on the Los Angeles community through education programs and social enrichment activities.


EVENT COMMITTEES

Member Services Committee

Produce event opportunities that create and encourage the exchange of professional and creative expertise between Members. Specific events include the Clubhouse Nights, celebration event for the BAFTA Film Awards and the annual Membership Holiday Party.

Special Events Committee 

To deliver special public-facing events, approved by the Board, which serve the mission of BAFTA Los Angeles to support, promote and develop the art forms of the moving image. Events may include celebrations of classic films, fundraising initiatives, and collaborations with other industry and art organizations, and other approved projects at the Board’s discretion.

The BAFTA Tea Party Committee

To co-ordinate the planning, operation and production of the event. To ensure a successful and profitable event that is unique, attractive and celebrates the very best of BAFTA and the creative Industry – particularly the contributions from the UK film community. To create opportunities that uses the event as a platform to promote BAFTA’s wider work and unique position in the industry.

TV Tea Party Committee

To co-ordinate the planning, operation and production of the event, acknowledging the nominees and the contributions from the UK and the Commonwealth to the U.S. TV industry. To ensure a successful and profitable event that is unique, attractive and celebrates the very best of BAFTA and the creative TV Industry. To create opportunities that uses the event as a platform to promote BAFTA’s wider work and unique position in the industry

Britannia Committee

To deliver a creative, world-class televised Britannia Awards, the organization’s major fundraiser. To support the clear purpose and definition for the awards, promoting its uniqueness, value and integrity as BAFTA’s flagship Los Angeles event.

Garden Party Committee

To deliver an entertaining. enjoyable and profitable Membership Garden Party that celebrates BAFTA’s role in the industry, and raises awareness amongst its membership of BAFTA’s wider programs and functions.


OPERATIONAL

Executive Committee

To ensure that management of BAFTA Los Angeles is consistent with the Bylaws, Policies and strategic goals of the Academy and to maintain oversight of the various committees. The Committee is empowered to make decision between Board meetings, and to allocate financial resources not to exceed $20,000 in any given month. The Executive Committee consists of the Chair, Deputy Chair(s), Secretary and Treasurer of BAFTA Los Angeles, as elected by the Board of Directors, along with the Executive Director and Director of Operations.

Governance and Bylaws Committee 

To maintain and keep current the Bylaws and Policies of BAFTA Los Angeles, and ensure adherence to the Bylaws and Policies. To monitor the implementation of Policy, advise where future Policy would benefit the Academy and monitor the implementation and compliance of all non-profit statutes and law. To make recommendations to the Board on Governance and Board composition.

Finance Committee 

To maintain oversight of the Academy’s finances. To develop and administer appropriate and successful financial plans and procedures to ensure the present and future financial health of the Academy.

Publicity & Marketing 

To work with all committees and departments of BAFTA Los Angeles in raising the profile and brand awareness of BAFTA Los Angeles, primarily to the US entertainment and media community, but also on a worldwide platform.


Please note, the above list of Committees and Chairs is subject to change.

If you are interested in applying to serve on on of our committees we invite you to complete and submit our Committee Application Form.

Download our Committee Application form: Download Committee Form (Word Doc)

Alternitavely, you can complete the form online: Click here to submit online.

Our form includes areas to explain your background, areas of expertise, and specific examples of how your skills can benefit our organization. This will help our Co-Chairs to better evaluate the needs of the Committee.

BAFTA Members will be selected to join a Committee based on the areas of expertise needed to fulfill the Committee's goals and mission. Therefore, while we appreciate all offers of interest, we will not be able to accommodate every request to join a Committee.

As well as our committees, BAFTA has opportunities for members to be involved with our activities throughout the year including mentoring roles for emerging talents, speakers in our education series and fundraising initiatives that we encourage all of our members to consider. Details on these opportunities are shared throughout the year in our newsletters and announcements.