The British Screen Advisory Council

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British Screen Advisory Council
Abbreviation BSAC
Formation 1985
Purpose Promotion of the UK audiovisual industries and government links
Location 14 Newburgh Street, Soho, London, UK
Region served
UK
Chairman
Adam Singer
Website BSAC

The British Screen Advisory Council was established in 1985 to succeed the Interim Action Committee on the Film Industry.

Aim[edit]

The British Screen Advisory Council (BSAC) is an independent industry-funded body. It represents the audiovisual sector in the UK, including film, TV, games and new media, and serves as a unique forum for identifying new business trends and providing thought leadership to Government, policy makers and the audiovisual industries.

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.

On Business Issues BSAC works closely with industry leaders and policy makers to provide an informed lead on emerging business trends.

On Policy Issues BSAC helps the audiovisual industry, wherever possible, speak with a single and authoritative voice.

History[edit]

BSAC was the successor to the Interim Action Committee on the Film Industry, administered under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Initially it did 'enjoy limited facilities through the DTI, including secretarial assistance.[1] This support was withdrawn in July 1986 as 'a consequence of the Government's wish to leave the BSAC to handle its own affairs'.[2]

The first chairman was Lord Wilson of Rievaulx. On his retirement from the post in May 1987 he was replaced by Lord Richard Attenborough.

Membership[edit]

At present, BSAC's membership is as follows.[3]

Honorary President

Lord Attenborough of Richmond upon Thames

Chairman

Adam Singer, Consultant, Cordelia Consultancy

Honorary Deputy Chairman

Michael Flint

Deputy Chairmen

Ajay Chowdhury, CEO, Seatwave

Michael Deeley, Producer

Mark Devereux, Senior Partner, Olswang

Marc Samuelson, Producer, Samuelson Productions

Members

Jeff Allen, Managing Director, Panavision Europe

Julian Ashworth, Director, Group Industry Policy, BT

Owen Atkinson, Chief Executive, Authors’ Collecting and Licensing Society

Robin Baker OBE, Ravensbourne

Mark Batey, Chief Executive, Film Distributors’ Association

Josh Berger CBE, President & Managing Director, Warner Bros. Entertainment UK, Ireland & Spain

Nick Betts, Controller of Business, Drama, Films and Acquisitions, BBC Vision

Magnus Brooke, Director, Regulatory Affairs, ITV

William Bush, Director of Communications and Public Policy, Premier League

Dinah Caine CBE, Chief Executive, Creative Skillset

Phil Clapp, Chief Executive, Cinema Exhibitors' Association

Steve Clark-Hall, Producer, Skyline Films

Michael Comish, Chief Executive Officer, Blinkbox

Luke Crawley, Assistant General Secretary, BECTU

Jonathan Davis, Consultant

Ivan Dunleavy, Chief Executive, Pinewood Shepperton

Carlo Dusi, Head of Business and Commercial Affairs, Scott Free Films

David Elstein, Independent

Lady Falkender, Life Peer and Company Director

Ray Gallagher, Independent

Stephen Garrett,Chairman, Kudos Film and Television and Executive Chairman, Shine Pictures

Jon Gisby, EVP Business Development, Magine

Mike Gubbins, Chairman, Film Agency for Wales

Naomi Gummer, Policy Manager, Google UK

Andrew Hall, Senior Vice President and Head of Legal and Business Affairs, Universal Pictures and Entertainment

James Heath, Director of Policy, BBC

John Howkins, Director, ITR & Co

Tim Johnson, Partner, Fieldfisher

Sophie Jones, Head of Public Affairs, Channel 4

Mike Kelt, Managing Director & SFX Supervisor, Artem Visual Effects

Jason Kingsley OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Rebellion

Philip Knatchbull, Chief Executive Officer, Curzon Artificial Eye

Jane Lighting, Non-Executive Director, Trinity Mirror

Anthony Lilley OBE, Managing Director, Magic Lantern Productions

Cameron McCracken, Managing Director, Pathé UK

John McVay, Chief Executive, PACT

Kip Meek, Independent

Roger Morris, Managing Director, Elstree Studios

Amanda Nevill, Chief Executive Officer, British Film Institute

John Newbigin, Chair, Creative England

Rebecca O'Brien, Producer, Sixteen Films

Jonathan Olsberg, Chairman, Olsberg-SPI

Will Page, Director of Economics, Spotify

Julia Palau, Producer, Tusk Productions

Simon Perry CBE, President, Ateliers du Cinéma Européen (ACE)

Lyndsey Posner, Managing Director, Independent Talent Group

Matthew Postgate, Chief Technology Officer, BBC

Nik Powell, Director, National Film & Television School

Stuart Saw, Director, EMEA, Twitch

Mark Selby, Visiting Professor, University of Surrey

Martin Stott, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Channel 5

Tim Suter, Communications Chambers

Sarah Tierney, Founder and CEO, We Are Colony

Alison Thompson, Co-President, Focus Features International

Evan Todd, Producer

Nick Toon, VP UK Public Policy, Time Warner

Jo Twist, CEO, UKIE

Keith Underwood, Director of Strategy & Technology, Channel 4

Natalie Usher, Director of Film and Media, Creative Scotland

David Wheeldon, Director of Public Affairs, BSkyB

Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive Officer, Film London

Jane Wright, Independent

Derek Wyatt, Independent

Permanent Observers

David Mahoney, Director, Policy Development: Strategy, International, Technology and Economists (SITE), Ofcom

John Whittingdale OBE MP, Chair, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ British Screen Advisory Council Report of Activities to 31 December 1985
  2. ^ British Screen Advisory Council Second Report for the period 1 January 1986 to 31 May 1987
  3. ^ http://bsac.uk.com/membership-list.html

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