Brit Charity for Film and TV Vets Appoints CEO

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Dennis Muren says that 48fps, which Jackson is using on "The Hobbit," will allow filmmakers "to tell stories in a more contemporary way."

The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund trustees appoints Richard Wilson as its gears up to benefit from The Royal Film Performace of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."

LONDON – Former high flying TV executive Richard Wilson has been appointed CEO of British charity the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund.

The charity, for which the Royal Film Performance proceeds go to, appointed Wilson ahead of this year's movie Peter Jackson's The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on Dec. 12.

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Wilson takes up the post from Dec 1.

CTBF president Anne Bennett described the appointment, made by the trustees of the charity, as coming at an "important time in the development of the Fund."

"Wilson brings a wealth of highly relevant management experience from his extensive career with Granada in Manchester and LWT in London, together with senior project management and consulting roles with many leading brand media businesses,” Bennett said.

Wilson added: "Our beneficiaries come from all areas of the film and TV sectors and from all age groups and backgrounds.  We are not just supporting people through times of hardship, but also launching careers through schemes such as the John Brabourne Awards, which help to fund training and education. I am very much looking forward to the challenges of the coming years."

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The charity supports veterans of the film and TV industries who need assistance.

The fund distributed over £3 million ($4.8 million) last year.