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BAFTA Committee Chairs and Deputy Chairs Elected

31 July 2015
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  • Elections follow publication of ‘Review Of The Year’

London, 31 July 2015: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced today the newly elected chairs and deputy chairs of its Sector Committees (Film, Television and Games), who will also sit on the Academy’s Board of Trustees.

Kevin Price, Chief Operating Officer of BAFTA, said: “I’m delighted to welcome three new members to our Board of Trustees as a result of our recent Sector Committee elections this month. These committees – Film, Television and Games – represent a BAFTA membership of around 7,500 industry professionals and experienced practitioners in the UK and around the world, and they help us, as an Academy, develop and promote the art forms of the moving image, inspire practitioners and benefit the public.”

Anne Morrison continues as Chair of the Academy for the remainder of her two-year term alongside Jane Lush, who was elected to Deputy Chair earlier this month.

The results of the Sector Committee chair and deputy chair elections are as follows. Pippa Harris has been elected as Chair of the Film Committee, having held the position of Deputy Chair for four years. Pippa serves alongside Marc Samuelson, who has been elected as Deputy Chair. Krishnendu Majumdar has been elected as Chair of the Television Committee alongside Emma Morgan, who has been elected as Deputy Chair.  Harvey Elliott enters the second half of his two-year term as Chair of the Games Committee. All Sector Committee chairs and deputy chairs are Directors of the Academy, and sit on the Board of Trustees.

BAFTA’s Board of Trustees comprises:

•          Chair of the Academy: Anne Morrison

•          Deputy Chair of the Academy: Jane Lush

•          Chair, Film Committee: Pippa Harris

•          Deputy Chair, Film Committee: Marc Samuelson1

•          Chair, Television Committee: Krishnendu Majumdar1

•          Deputy Chair, Television Committee: Emma Morgan1

•          Chair, Games Committee: Harvey Elliott

•          Chair, Learning & Events Committee: Sara Putt

•          Two co-opted Trustees: Medwyn Jones, Samir Shah

1new Board members in 2015

BAFTA’s Sector Committees recommend to the Board of Trustees how best to carry out the Academy’s mission in their respective industry sectors, while the Board itself manages the business of the Academy and is the ultimate authority on its affairs.

A full list of Sector Committee and Board of Trustee members can be found at

The elections follow BAFTA’s recently published Review of the Year, which looks back at the charity’s activities and achievements of the past 12 months. The Review, supported with a short video, covers everything from its annual awards ceremonies to its learning events programme and new talent initiatives.

Alongside its awards, recognising excellence in film, television and games, BAFTA offers a number of initiatives to help ensure talented people receive the recognition and support to achieve their potential, regardless of their background. BAFTA Guru, the free online learning site, is one way people can hear directly from the experts and learn more about a particular craft or career, or just to find inspiration. People can attend any one of hundreds of BAFTA events across the UK and USA, apply for a BAFTA scholarship or be part of a mentoring scheme or talent development initiative. BAFTA’s headquarters, BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, is also available for private hire, offering some of the best screening and entertaining facilities in the country.

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image by identifying and rewarding excellence, inspiring practitioners and benefiting the public. In addition to its Awards ceremonies, BAFTA has a year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – featuring workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes – in the UK, USA and Asia; it offers unique access to the world’s most inspiring talent and connects with a global audience of all ages and backgrounds. BAFTA relies on income from membership subscriptions, individual donations, trusts, foundations and corporate partnerships to support its ongoing outreach work. To access the best creative minds in film, television and games production, visit For more, visit