Former PolyGram Filmed Entertainment chief Michael Kuhn is to chair the board of governors at the UK's National Film and Television School (NFTS), the school announced this week.

Peter Bazalgette, chairman of Endemol UK, will serve as Kuhn's deputy. The duo take over from former Channel 5 chief David Elstein, whose six-and-a-half year term expires this month.

'Michael and Peter are prolific initiators of both projects and companies', said Stephen Bayly, chief executive of the NFTS Group. 'As well as their contribution to the school's future development, both are inspirational figures for our students.'

Appointed as new governors are Steve Mertz, Warner Bros' senior vice president general counsel, and Berwyn Rowlands, chief executive of Welsh support agency Sgrîn.