Membership

Members

BSAC Members are invited to join on the basis of their personal qualities, experience and expertise within the audiovisual industry. New Members are regularly invited, while the membership of existing Members is reviewed on a three-year cycle. Our Members include senior executives from television, telecommunications and new media companies; international film producers and distributors, cinema exhibitors, video distributors, technical experts, business people with media interests, media lawyers, communications consultants, TV producers, trade unionists and the heads of training and trade organisations. BSAC considers applications for Membership on an individual basis. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more.

Officers

Michael Deeley

Honorary President

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Michael Flint

Honorary Deputy Chairman

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Members

Naysun Alae-Carew
Executive Director, Blazing Griffin
Jeff Allen
Managing Director, EMEA, Panavision & Panalux
Sam Barcroft
CEO and Founder, Barcroft Media
Mark Batey
Chief Executive, Film Distributors’ Association
Kate Beal Blyth
Chief Executive, Woodcut Media
Josh Berger CBE
President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Eire & Spain and President, Harry Potter Global Franchise Development
Magnus Brooke
Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, ITV
Simon Brown
Executive Director, Strategy & Research, UKTV
William Bush
Director of Policy, Premier League
Gill Carrick
Independent
Ajay Chowdhury
Partner & Managing Director, BCG Digital Ventures
Andrew Chowns
Chief Executive, Directors UK
Phil Clapp
Chief Executive, UK Cinema Association
Steve Clark-Hall
Producer, Skyline Films
Isabel Davis
Executive Director, Creative Scotland
Paul De Carvalho
General Manager, 3 Mills Studios
Christopher Elkins
Chief Strategy Officer, MUSO
David Elstein
Independent
Lady Falkender
Life Peer and Company Director
David Fares
Senior Vice President, Government Relations, 21st Century Fox
Ray Gallagher
Independent
Sara Geater
COO, All3Media
Simon Gillis
Head of Commercial Affairs, Film, See-Saw Films
Amanda Groom
Managing Director, The Bridge
Naomi Gummer
Policy Manager, Google UK
Anna Higgs
Independent
Andrew Hildebrand
Media Mediator
Craig Holleworth
Head of Business – Drama Commissioning, BBC Films and Programme Acquisitions, BBC
John Howkins
Director, Howkins & Associates
Jane Hyndman
Group General Counsel, Compact Media Group
Philip Jenner
VP Government Relations Europe, Viacom
Colin Johnson
MD Operations, Space Studios Manchester
Tim Johnson
Partner, Fieldfisher
Mike Kelt
CEO & SFX Supervisor, Artem Special Effects
Philip Knatchbull
Chief Executive Officer, Curzon Artificial Eye
Muki Kulhan
Executive Digital Producer, Muki-International
Seetha Kumar
Chief Executive, Creative Skillset
David Mahoney
Director of Strategy, Policy and International, England and Wales Cricket Board
Diarmuid Maloney
CEO, Rotor Video
Cameron McCracken
Managing Director, Pathé UK
Ben McOwen Wilson
Director, Content Partnerships UK & Ireland, YouTube
John McVay
Chief Executive, PACT
Kip Meek
Independent
Adam Minns
Executive Director, COBA
Amanda Nevill CBE
Chief Executive Officer, British Film Institute
Jonathan Olsberg
Chairman, Olsberg-SPI Limited
Will Page
Director of Economics, Spotify
Christine Payne
Federation of Entertainment Unions
James Penny
Commercial Director, Mammoth Screen
Simon Perry CBE
President, Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE)
Matthew Postgate
Chief Technology Officer, BBC
Gary Pritchard
Dean of Media, Ravensbourne University London
Marc Samuelson
Founder and Producer, Route 24
Emma Scott
CEO, Beano Studios
Mark Selby
Visiting Professor, University of Surrey
Adam Singer
Founder, Cordelia Consultancy
Alison Small
Chief Executive, The Production Guild
Andrew Smith
Corporate Affairs Director, Pinewood Studios Group
Rebecca Stimson
Head, Public Policy, Facebook
Clare Sumner
Head of Policy, BBC
Jon Thoday
Joint Managing Director, Avalon Television
Sarah Tierney
COO, Fantestec
Evan Todd
Producer
Nick Toon
VP UK Public Policy, Time Warner
Alex Towers
Director of Policy and Public Affairs, BT Group
Dimitra Tsingou
COO, Protagonist Pictures
Keith Underwood
Director of Strategy & Technology, Channel 4
Patrick Walker
Director of Media Partnerships, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Facebook
Malcolm Wall
Malcolm Wall Media
Jon Wardle
Director, NFTS
David Wheeldon
Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Sky
Adrian Wootton OBE
CEO, Film London and British Film Commission
Jane Wright
Independent

Observers

John Whittingdale OBE MP

Associate Members

Associate Membership enables businesses with a particular interest in the sector, such as legal firms and accountancy practices, to become involved in BSAC’s work. Associate Members are an important first port of call outside the Council’s full membership for views on audiovisual issues, also sitting on the Work Groups and contributing their expertise. Associate Members attend events, receive minutes, reports and other information. Unlike Membership, Associate Membership is available on a corporate not individual basis. In addition to paying an annul fee many representatives of Associate Member companies assist BSAC’s work by undertaking research on a pro-bono basis or providing support in other ways.

Companies wishing to apply for Associate Membership should contact BSAC on bsac@bsacouncil.co.uk

List of Associate Members

BBFC
David Austin OBE, CEO
Harbottle & Lewis
Charles Leveque, Partner
Ingenious
Martin Smith. Special Advisor and Policy Spokesman
KPMG
David Elms, Head of Media
Lewis Silkin
Cliff Fluet, Partner
Nyman Libson Paul
Dave Morrison, Partner
Reed Smith
Stephen Edwards, Partner
Royal Bank of Scotland
John Dixon, Head of Media
Screen Projex
Doug Abbott
Simkins
Euan Lawson, Managing Partner
Sopher & Co.
Martyn Atkinson, Senoir Manager

Board of Directors

The Board comprises the Chair, Deputy Chairs and the Chief Executive. It meets according to need, typically three times a year. A quorum of two members of the Board is required. It provides appropriate financial oversight and deals with membership issues. It also approves BSAC’s strategy and agrees the work programme.

List of Members

Michael Deeley

Honorary President

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Michael Flint

Honorary Deputy Chairman

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