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United Kingdom - Taking The Chair

The UK film industry can breathe a sigh of relief - it is not losing one of its most experienced producers and financiers, but gaining a friend. As of July, David Parfitt, a producer at Trademark Films and co-founder of the Limelight Fund, has taken over as chairman of the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (Bafta) - perhaps the UK industry's most visible international figurehead. But he has no plans to give up his day job.

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