British Screen Advisory Council

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The main aim of the Council is to enhance the prosperity, effectiveness and reputation of the UK audiovisual industries.

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BSAC brings together the widest range of UK interests, knowledge and contacts in the industry to provide an independent platform for the regular exchange of ideas and information.

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The British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC) is an independent industry-funded body.

BSAC is a unique forum for identifying new business trends and provide thought leadership to government, policy makers and the audiovisual industries.

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The British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC) is an independent industry-funded body.

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September 2014 Council Meeting

17 September 2014

Items on the agenda at the BSAC September Council Meeting included:

- tribute to the Honorary President, Lord Richard Attenborough, who sadly passed away on 24 August 2014

- discussion on BBC programme supply and the changes to BBC Productions, featuring Sara Geater (Council Member, PACT), Eleanor van Heyningen (Senior Policy Advisor, BBC) and Tim Suter (Managing Director, Perspective Associates)

- Jeff Allen (Managing Director, Panavision Europe), on the changing nature of his business

- the Copyright Hub and its recent developments, featuring Richard Hooper CBE (Chair, Copyright Hub) and Dominic Young (Chief Executive, Copyright Hub)

- keynote from Darren Childs (Chief Executive, UKTV), about UKTV’s current successes and future development.

This meeting was open to the BSAC Membership and invited guests.

Sarah Faulder, CEO, Publishers Licensing Society

17 September 2014

BSAC is delighted to announce that Sarah Faulder, CEO, Publishers Licensing Society, has been welcomed into Membership.

IBC 2014

14 September 2014

Fiona Clarke-Hackston, Chief Executive, BSAC, represented BSAC at the annual IBC conference in Amsterdam, the premier event for showcasing electronic developments for the global media and entertainment industries.

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State, Culture, Media and Sport

11 September 2014

Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, delivering a keynote at the RTS Autumn Conference on 9 September 2014.

Adam Singer, Chairman, BSAC, and Fiona Clarke-Hackston, Chief Executive, BSAC, met Sajid Javid at a private meeting earlier in the month.

In Memoriam: Lord Richard Attenborough (1923-2014)

25 August 2014

BSAC are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Lord Richard Attenborough.

Richard Attenborough served as Chairman of BSAC between 1987 and 1996, and remained as Honorary President thereafter.

Fiona Clarke-Hackston, Chief Executive, BSAC, said,

"I have nothing but admiration for Richard and was fortunate to work with him for 10 years. He was a very principled man with a strong social conscience who believed that an individual could make a huge difference. Whilst Chairman of BSAC, Richard also Chaired a host of other institutions, including Channel 4, the BFI and RADA. His contribution was without parallel."