Find out more about the structure of BAFTA, our support of industry bodies and the Academy's gifts for charity.
The BAFTA Group
The BAFTA Group is comprised of two charitable organisations, one trading company and, since 2007, an independent production company.
British Academy of Film and Television Arts
BAFTA is a charity with principal objects to promote and advance education through its events and to cultivate and improve public taste in the film, television and games industries. Its principal activities are the staging of UK and international awards ceremonies, special tribute evenings and an ever-expanding events and education programme. BAFTA has approximately 6,500 members worldwide.
The David Lean BAFTA Foundation
DLBF is a charity that was originally set-up to receive the donation of royalties from HM The Queen which enabled BAFTA to move into its headquarters at 195 Piccadilly. As such, DLBF is the leaseholder of 195 Piccadilly and also presides over assets gifted for BAFTA's benefit by David Lean. DLBF has similar objects to BAFTA.
BAFTA Management Limited
BML is BAFTA's trading company whose purpose is to exploit the commercial opportunities arising from the charity's brand and status. BML employs the Academy's staff and its main activities are individual and corporate membership services, hire and running of 195 Piccadilly, publishing and management of corporate relations.
BAFTA Productions Ltd
BPL is an independent production company responsible for broadcast and internet programming to support BAFTA's charitable objectives. This includes the Academy's award ceremonies and events, plus interviews, documentaries and features about film, television and video games. BPL is a member of PACT, and profits are returned to BAFTA.
BAFTA is committed to promoting and supporting diversity across the industry sectors it represents.
BAFTA is a member of the Cultural Diversity Network
, made up of all the major broadcasters in the UK, as well as BAFTA, Skillset and PACT. It seeks to provide a platform for collective action on the key issues of diversity in the media, enabling member organisations to communicate with one another and challenge each other to do better, to be more imaginative and to ensure the needs of our multicultural audiences are met.
BAFTA is also a signatory to the Equalities Charter for Film
, a forum of businesses, guilds, unions and trade associations led by the UK Film Council committed to using their influence to create a socially and culturally diverse film industry in which people from all backgrounds can thrive and achieve their potential.