BAFTA/LA names board members

Lythgoe elected chairman of British org

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles (BAFTA/LA) has elected producer-helmer Nigel Lythgoe as chairman for a one-year term, effective immediately.

Daily Variety president Neil Stiles was newly elected to the board of directors for a two-year term, as were Melanie Greene and John Simon.

Re-elected to begin two-year stints on the board were Lythgoe, Brian Walton, Rebecca Segal, Norma Acland, Clare Baren, Katherine Haber and Julia Verdin.

Walton and Segal were respectively named deputy chairman and secretary. The BAFTA/LA office for 2010 is rounded out by treasurer Paul Steinke.

Beginning their second year of their two-year terms on the board are Paul Heller, Gabrielle Kelly, Maxine Leonard, Belinda Menendez, Tony Porter, Steinke, David Simon and Pam Wilson.

Donald Haber remains executive director and COO.

Lythgoe replaces outgoing chairman Peter Morris, who has maxxed out his term limit after spending six years on the board, the last four as chairman.

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