Berg takes on new BFI role
by Naman Ramachandran
26/08/2011 - The British Film Institute (BFI) has appointed Eddie Berg (pictured) to the newly created role of Director of Partnerships.
Berg’s new role involves him developing the BFI’s partnerships strategy for film in the UK, working collaboratively with and nurturing existing partners, and boosting revenue streams.
Berg was previously Artistic Director, BFI Southbank, where he led the £7m expansion of the National Film Theatre into BFI Southbank and was responsible for the creative leadership and business operations of the venue.
Berg said, “BFI Southbank has been a stunning success and I’d like to pay tribute to all of my colleagues who’ve helped make it one of the world’s most important venues for the discovery of film. I’m thrilled to take on this new role which will be critical in extending the BFI’s reach and in enhancing its reputation for cultural and commercial innovation both nationally and internationally.”
Eddie reports into BFI Deputy Chief Executive Tim Cagney.
Cagney said, “Eddie has a really impressive track record in significant partnership development in both his current and previous roles and has transformed BFI Southbank both culturally and commercially. I’m absolutely delighted that he has decided to take on new challenges within the BFI. His skills, relationships and expertise will be vital in supporting the BFI as it reaches out externally to the film sector both in the UK and internationally.”