BAFTA Creates Youth Board to Discuss Future Directions for Charitable Trust

The 18-strong board will meet three times a year to give opinions and offer debate from across film, TV and gaming industries.

LONDON – The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has set up a youth board aiming to help it with shaping its future with fresh faces starting out in the film, television and gaming industries.

The 18-strong board has already dished up opinions BAFTA’s learning & events program, communications and awards ceremonies and their relevance for young people in today’s competitive jobs market.

The brainchild of BAFTA COO Kevin Price, the board will meet three times a year and members will serve a two-year term, feeding their thoughts and suggestions into BAFTA’s trustees and committees. 

“We’re very aware that to become a BAFTA member, you have to be well established in your career and that means we have very few young members of the Academy,” says Price. “In order to get real insight into the minds of young people wishing to pursue a career in the creative industries, we need to connect directly with representatives from that group and respond to what they have to say.”