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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Honorary Fellowship of BKSTS

3 March 2015

Fiona Clarke-Hackston (Chief Executive, BSAC) has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of BKSTS for her work in driving policy forward across the media industries.

She has said,

The BKSTS is an amazing organisation that provides an invaluable service in supporting as well as fostering the next generation of technical staff upon whom the entire industry depends. I am delighted to have been honoured in this way.”

February 2015 Council Meeting

24 February 2015

The February Council Meeting included:

- the European Commission’s agenda for the digital single market

- Creative Content UK: an industry response to online piracy, featuring: Julian Ashworth (Global Director of Industry Policy, BT); Roz Cochrane-Gough (VP, Anti Piracy and Litigation, NBC Universal); and Trevor Albery (VP, EMEA Anti-Piracy Operations, Warner Bros.)

- The Growth of ESports, featuring: Stuart Saw (Director, EMEA, Twitch); Jo Twist (CEO, UKIE); and David Yarnton (Director, Gfinity)

- Family Online Safety: a UK and Global Perspective. An overview of FOSI's work was provided by guest speaker David Miles (Director, Europe, FOSI).

Ed Milliband, Leader of the Opposition

23 February 2015

The Chief Executive attended a speech by Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP, Leader of the Opposition, in which he set out Labour's priorities for the public arts, creative industries and cultural education.

BSAC Interview Series: Tim Davie (Chief Executive, BBC Worldwide)

18 February 2015

Tim Davie was interviewed on the 17 February by BSAC Chairman Adam Singer.

Discussions were Chatham House in nature. Topics included:


BSAC Private Conversation: European Politics and the Implications for Audiovisual Policy

30 January 2015

On the evening of 29 January, BSAC held a Chatham House discussion on European Politics and the implications for Audiovisual Policy, featuring Catherine Stewart (Senior Advisor, Interel) and Robert Madelin (Director General, DG CONNECT: Communications Networks, Content and Technology). It was Chaired by BSAC Member William Bush (Director of Communications and Public Policy, Premier League).

This was a private event for Members and invited guests. It was hosted by Deloitte.