Parker re-appointed Film Council chair

Brit film biz org pushing for 'structural change'

LONDON — Alan Parker has been re-appointed chairman of the U.K.’s Film Council for a further two years.

The vet helmer (“Angela’s Ashes,” “The Commitments”) has chaired the government-sponsored org since its inception in 2000.

Parker said the council had had some “real successes” and that “there is now a clear and strategic way in which we use public money to support film training, script development and production.”

He added: “We are presently developing proposals to encourage real structural change in the U.K. film industry which we will be presenting to both the government and the industry later in the year.”

Parker has just completed work on his latest pic, Kevin Spacey-starrer “The Life of David Gale.”

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