Amanda Berry
United Kingdom



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 Names Former Sky Studios Executive Jane Millichip as New CEO

BAFTA Names Former Sky Studios Executive Jane Millichip as New CEO

BAFTA has unveiled its new, incoming CEO as former Sky Studios executive Jane Millichip.The org said on Tuesday that Millichip, a well-regarded media veteran, was selected by the Board of Trustees following "an extensive and highly competitive search." She will take up the role in October. Millichip departed Sky Studios earlier this year after almost a decade at the Comcast-backed pay-TV operator. She was seen as a distribution leader and a driving force behind the company’s sustainability drive.Millichip replaces 25-year...


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