LONDON — TV producer Hilary Bevan Jones has been named deputy chair of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts.
She will take over next year as chair when Duncan Kenworthy completes his term.
“Hilary is a major figure in the British independent TV industry and a key member of our council,” Kenworthy said. “I’m particularly delighted that in a year’s time the Academy will almost certainly be chaired by a woman for the first time in its 60-year history.”
Under BAFTA tradition, the deputy chair serves for a year before becoming chairman for two years, and then returning to the post of deputy for another year.
Bevan Jones, who runs her own company, Tightrope Pictures, with writer Paul Abbott, most recently produced “The Girl in the Cafe,” written by Richard Curtis and directed by David Yates.