Kosminsky joins BFI Board
Writer/Director Peter Kosminsky (pictured) has joined the British Film Institute’s (BFI) Board of Governors, following an election where all BFI members were asked to participate.
Kosminsky is best known for his work in British television in the fields of news, documentary and drama. He is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and a recipient of the BAFTA Alan Clarke Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution to TV. He served on the BAFTA TV Committee from 2003–2007 and on the board of Directors UK from 2007–2010. He has also directed the features Wuthering Heights, starring Ralph Fiennes and Juliette Binoche, and White Oleander, starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Renée Zellweger. He is currently developing a feature script with Film4.
BFI Chair Greg Dyke said, “As well as a wealth of filmmaking experience across film and television, drama and documentary, Peter has a long history with the BFI with almost 30 years of membership, involvement with our Education Programme and even a retrospective season of his work at the BFI Southbank. He is therefore incredibly well placed to make valuable contributions across the full range of our activities.”
Kosminsky said, “I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted to be joining the BFI Board at such an exciting and challenging time, especially as a result of a membership election. I will do my best to contribute a practising filmmaker’s eye as the Board gets to grips with the policy and production remits with which it is now charged.”
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