Stiles elected BAFTA/LA chairman

Outgoing chair Lythgoe moves to executive committee

Variety president Neil Stiles has been elected chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Los Angeles, the org announced following a Dec. 12 vote.

Outgoing chair and “American Idol” producer Nigel Lythgoe will occupy a fifth slot on the executive committee.

BAFTA/LA, which was established in 1987, is the only Anglo-American professional organization founded to promote and advance original work in film, television and interactive media.

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