The full list of BAFTA New York committees and their missions.
Chair: Sara Kozak
MISSION: To maintain oversight of the Academy’s finances. Develop and administer appropriate and successful financial plans and procedures to ensure the present and future financial health of the Academy while operating within the framework of the BAFTA in New York Inc’s by-laws and overall mission statement.
MISSION: To provide BAFTA New York members with entertaining, educational and relevant events that showcase, celebrate, support and further British talent, craft, projects and achievements in film, television and games. To further this agenda, the Events Committee will hold panel discussions, masterclasses, lectures and events; occasionally in association with other New York Arts and Cultural organizations.
Chair: Lyn Familant
Vice Chair: Melinda Matlin
MISSION: To develop and manage an exciting and dynamic program of screenings throughout the year. Through the Screening committee, develop relationships with studios, distributors and PR companies to introduce BAFTA New York Members to the widest range of new studio and independent films, Q&As and film themed events; commitment to a continuing program of exciting technologically advanced event management systems to enable a smooth and member friendly registration system designed to provide all member categories with access to the greatest number of all screenings using sophisticated wait listing and cancellation systems.
Contact: [email protected]
Sponsorship and Fundraising
Chair: Julie La'Bassiere
MISSION: To provide the backbone for sustainable growth of BAFTA in New York by developing longstanding relationships with our sponsors. To work closely with each sponsor to provide an individual tailored package of benefits, including unique networking and corporate entertaining opportunities, as well as the profile and prestige of being associated with our brand.
Contact: [email protected]
MISSION: To work with schools and college groups to expand the role of BAFTA New York in the community. Activities include film screenings for community groups, managing the scholarship and mentoring programs for undergraduates in NYC area.
Chair: Doug Schwalbe
Vice Chair: Jennifer Lupinacci
MISSION: The BAFTA Children's committee is dedicated to bringing outstanding British children's and youth programming to the United States with the aim of improving understanding between the two countries. It creates events to promote British audiovisual storytelling to young audiences in all forms; stop frame, traditional 2D and CG animation as well as live action in both television programs and feature films. From pre-school through the teenage years, the BAFTA children's committee works on expanding the footprint of British programming in the United States.
Social, Digital and Interactive Media
Chair: Susan Margolin
Vice-Chair: Patrick Connolly
MISSION: To create awareness of BAFTA New York and its screenings and events using social media. To educate the New York metro community and beyond about activities involving British Film and Television via web and social media. To produce educational events around the dynamic and quickly evolving Digital landscape for our membership and for the greater film and TV community.