Amanda Berry
United Kingdom


Chief Executive

Berry is widely credited with having boosted the BAFTA Awards’ international profile by moving the ceremony to just ahead of the Oscars. Now, capitalizing on the A-list attention garnered by the festival, she’s helping to forge a new path in Britain in the wake of #MeToo. Earlier this year, BAFTA, the British Film Institute and Women in Film and TV drew up new guidelines to stamp out bullying and sexual harassment in the industry, guidelines that have also become part of the qualification criteria for a film to get into the awards. BAFTA has also introduced diversity requirements for some of the prizes, part of an effort to encourage everyone across the British filmmaking chain to make meaningful changes to their projects to become more inclusive.


  • London Weekend Television (LWT)
  • Scottish Television Enterprises

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
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BAFTA's Amanda Berry Inks Deal with Beijing Film Academy's Zhang Huijun

BAFTA's Amanda Berry Inks Deal with Beijing Film Academy's Zhang Huijun

LONDON -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts and leading Chinese film school the Beijing Film Academy have signed a memorandum of understanding confirming their intention to work together to "support greater collaboration between British and Chinese film and television students, and industry professionals." Amanda Berry, chief executive of BAFTA, and Zhang Huijun, president of the Beijing Film Academy, signed the MOU at a meeting at BAFTA’s headquarters in London on Thursday. The newly formalized relationship is part...


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