Film London strengthens board
by Naman Ramachandran
13/12/2011 - Film London has announced the appointment of Sir Robin Young, Sally Caplan, Kevin Price and Liz Meek to its Board of Directors, which is Chaired by producer David Parfitt.
Sir Robin Young was formerly Permanent Secretary at the Department of Culture Media and Sport. His expertise will be used in Film London’s national remit for inward investment. Sally Caplan, currently Managing Director of eOne Films International, was Head of the Premiere Fund at the UK Film Council between 2005 and 2010, where she awarded funding to several films including The King’s Speech [trailer, film focus]. Kevin Price has been BAFTA’s Chief Operating Officer for the past 11 years. Liz Meek is currently Chair of a new London think-tank, the Centre for London.
Parfitt said, “Film London is in a fantastic position, having maintained crucial funding streams from the Mayor of London, the BFI, Arts Council England and Skillset in order to continue to deliver inward investment services, talent development opportunities and business growth initiatives for the film industry. It is essential that we have the right expertise and knowledge in place to build on this and I believe the strength of our board puts us in the best possible position to make the most effective use of our resources, support industry needs, while seeing production continuing to deliver for the UK’s economy.”
Leaving the Film London board, having reached the end of their tenures, are Martin Pilgrim and Nadine Marsh Edwards.