30 July 10
Find out more about BAFTA Los Angeles' various Committees and their invaluable work across all of 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 form at the bottom of this page.
Mission: 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 $5,000 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 Manager.
Awards Season Tea Party
Mission: To co-ordinate the planning, operation and production of the event and acknowledge the Awards’ nominees and the contributions from the UK film community. To ensure a successful and profitable event.
Mission: To co-ordinate the planning, operation and production of the Academy’s major fundraiser and to ensure a successful and profitable event.
Chair: Kara "KJ" Miller
Mission: To reach out to the Los Angeles area, using the talents of our Members and the authority of our Academy, to develop community educational and social activities, which will bring recognition, acclaim and respect to the Academy and it’s Members.
Chair: Rebecca Segal (Secretary)
Mission: 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.
Chair: Phil Ashcroft.
Mission: to become a center of excellence for the provision of resources, knowledge and opportunity relating to all technology and new media matters that impact BAFTA members and the media, technology and entertainment community at large. Our goal is to serve the community, and for the Digital Media Committee to be regarded as a thought leader in new media and technology matters. The Digital Media Committee's further aims to provide a networking hub for BAFTA Los Angeles members, to identify opportunities and changes in the field of new media and technology, and to share resources and knowledge to help the community thrive in an ever changing digital landscape.
Chair: Kieran Breen and Nigel Sinclair
Mission: Coming Soon.
Chair: Paul Steinke (Treasurer)
Mission: 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 be Chaired by the Treasurer.
Beverley Ward serves as Assistant Treasurer.
Mission: To co-ordinate the planning, operation and production of the event and ensure its success.
Chair: Brian Walton.
Mission: To represent the needs, wishes and ideas of the Members and to act as a bridge of communication and liaison between the Members and the BAFTA Los Angeles Board.
Chair: James Knight.
Mission: To review, evaluate and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on the eligibility of applicants for membership in BAFTA Los Angeles.
Chair: Rob Bagshaw.
Mission: To help UK citizens who have recently relocated to Los Angeles and who are either full-time film or television students, or are working in the entertainment industry or related fields. The Newcomers program provides mentoring for those participants who desire it, access to BAFTA Los Angeles events and screenings where space allows, and the chance to network and increase their range of contacts. The program has the goal of promoting successful careers in the entertainment industry for Brits.
Publicity & Marketing
Chairs: Kieran Breen and Vivian Mayer
Mission: To work with all committees in raising the profile and branding of BAFTA Los Angeles, primarily to the US entertainment and media community.
Chair: Nigel Lythgoe.
Mission: To administer the BAFTA Los Angeles Scholarships Programs.
Sponsorship & Fundraising
Mission: To support the Academy by raising financial contributions and other resources through corporate sponsorship programs, foundations and grants. Committee should be Co-Chaired by the Treasurer but if this is not possible, the Treasurer must be a member of the Committee.
Student Film Awards
Chair: Deborah Shaw Kolar.
Mission: Coming Soon.
Chairs: Rosalie Swedlin and Rebecca Segal.
Mission: To support, develop and promote focus on the television medium in order to further the goals and mission of the Academy.
TV Tea Party
Mission: To co-ordinate the planning, operation and production of the event and acknowledge the nominees and the contributions from the UK and the Commonwealth to the U.S. television industry. To ensure a successful and profitable event.
Chair: James Knight.
BAFTA Los Angeles has launched a new Committee to work on this new area for our organization, and is currently recruiting established individuals to become Video Game Members here in the United States.
Please note, the above list of Committees is subject to change.
Important: If you are a contacting a Committee to indicate your interest in serving, please include details of 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.