BAFTA Los Angeles' Committees carry out invaluable work across our activities, and provide insight and expertise throughout our varied areas of work.
The Board of Directors determine the overall strategy, policy and 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.
Our Sector Committees represent the key disciplines recognized within BAFTA's work, namely Film, Television and Games. In Los Angeles, we also operate a Innovations and New Technology 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.
To represent the Film sector of the BAFTA Membership by securing eligible content for BAFTA Los Angeles programs, including guest speakers for the professional development events/programs, eligible titles for the screening program, and subjects for the Heritage Archive interview series. To review applications and make new recommendations for new BAFTA LA Membership from those working primarily in the Film sector.
To represent the TV sector of the BAFTA Membership by securing eligible content for BAFTA Los Angeles programs, including guest speakers for the professional development events/programs, 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 sector.
Innovations and New Technology Committee
To advance our resources, knowledge and opportunities relating to new and innovative technologies that impact and advance the art forms of the moving image. To provide insight to our members by securing eligible guest speakers and demonstrations for our professional development events and programs.
Games Advisory Group
To advise BAFTA Los Angeles on the opportunities, strategies, and implementation of fully integrating the Games sector into our annual activity. To advise on opportunities 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 professional development events/programs. To review applications and make recommendations for new BAFTA LA Membership from those working primarily in the Games sector.
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 Committee
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.
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.
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 CEO and COO.
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.
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.
To advise upon and provide support for fundraising activities including capital campaigns, personal donors, philanthropic support, grants, year-end giving, auction/raffles, fundraising dinners etc.
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.
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.