Duncan Kenworthy named BAFTA vice president

4:50 AM PST 09/29/2009 by Stuart Kemp, AP

Joins fellow vice chair Michael Grade

LONDON -- U.K. producer Duncan Kenworthy has been appointed vice president of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), the organization said Tuesday.

Kenworthy joins fellow vice chair Michael Grade at the organization and is tasked with repping film. Grade looks after television for BAFTA.

Kenworthy and Grade, as BAFTA vps, will formally share the duty of chairing the BAFTA Council and supporting the Academy's president Richard Attenborough.

Kenworthy has been BAFTA chairman and is credited with pulling the organization into the 21st century, overseeing a revamp of the headquarters and ringing the changes at the film awards.

Kenworthy said: "I'm delighted to be able to continue my longstanding commitment to the Academy in this way, and frankly honored to be asked."
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