7:11am PT by Scott Feinberg
BAFTA-New York Announces New Board of Directors
NEW YORK -- BAFTA-New York, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has announced the results of its recent board of directors vote.
Luke Parker Bowles, executive vice president of production for Open Road Integrated Media, was voted Vice Chairman by the Board of Directors, Dee Poku, co-founder and CEO of WIE Network, was elected to serve a three-year stint on the Board, and four incumbent board members, Vernon Chu, Patrick Connolly, Matthew Kearney and Susan Margolin, were re-elected to office.
Chu will stay as Secretary, while Charles Tremayne will continue as Chairman of the Board and Jeff Cotugno remains as Treasurer.
"Luke has been an avid supporter of BAFTA New York and our mission since joining the board last year and is a valued member of the team," said Tremayne of Parker Bowles, whose accomplishments include starting the "In Conversation" series -- a series of live interviews with notable British filmmakers including Benedict Cumberbatch and Hugh Dancy -- in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter. "His commitment to promoting the work of British producers, directors and actors in the U.S. is exemplary and I am proud to have him serve as my Vice Chairman of the Board."
Tremayne added, "Dee brings a wealth of experience in the media industry as a marketer and philanthropic strategist, as well as the insights that come from leading a successful organization. We are delighted that she is joining our board of directors and I am looking forward to another wonderful term with all of the board members."
The other members of BAFTA New York’s board of directors include Liza Burnett Fefferman, Patrick Connolly, Linda Kahn, Meryl Katz, Celine Rattray, Doug Schwalbe, Molly Thompson and Maria Zuckerman.