The British Film Institute Appoints Two Governors
Former Disney high flier Alison Cornwell and Vue Entertainment's Tim Richards join the board.
LONDON – The British Film Institute has appointed Vue Entertainment CEO Tim Richards and former Disney exec Alison Cornwell to its governing board.
Richards, the founder and CEO of Vue Entertainment, the U.K.'s third largest cinema exhibition chain, boasts more than 20 years in international cinema exhibition.
Cornwell is a finance executive with stints in film, television and broadcasting. After launching and managing 40 international TV channels for Disney, she left in 2005 to become CFO of Sparrowhawk, which was sold to NBC Universal at the end of 2007.
Since 2008, Cornwell has been CFO of distributor Alliance Films and led the exit process when its owners decided to sell the business.
BFI chairman Greg Dyke said: "Alison and Tim will help the BFI realise its ambitions and steer a path through the challenges it faces, particularly in the changing landscape of distribution and exhibition.
- John Oliver on the Luxurious 'Freedom' of HBO, His Complicated Relationship With NYC
- The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media 2014
- Cannes Preview: The Hot Movies in the Running to Hit the Croisette
- CBS' $67 Million Man: Does Leslie Moonves' Moolah Make Sense?
- Glenn Beck Moves Into Movie Production (Exclusive)
- MOST SHARED
- MOST POPULAR
- This Week’s Best Game of Thrones Reader Comments: ‘The Lion and the Rose’
- Douglas Coupland on Being a Visual Artist, the ‘Torture’ of Interviews, and Unintended Side Effects
- Alan Thicke on His New Reality Sitcom and Being ‘Considerably More Boring Than Jason Seaver’
- 6 Forgotten Teen Films of the Late ’90s and Early ’00s