James Bond producer to join Greg Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council.

Barbara Broccoli

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced that Barbara Broccoli OBE has been appointed vice president for Film.

Following the recent appointment of Greg Dyke as BAFTA’s VP for Television, Broccoli will join Dyke in co-chairing BAFTA’s Council, assuming an ambassadorial role for the charity. Previous Film VP’s include Duncan Kenworthy (2009-2015) and Lord Puttnam (1995-2004).

Broccoli, who owns EON Productions with her brother Michael G Wilson and has produced the last eight James Bond films including Skyfall and Spectre, said: “I am passionate about BAFTA’s role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British film-makers. I am therefore honoured to accept the role of BAFTA’s Vice President for Film.”

BAFTA chair Anne Morrison said: “With her connections on both sides of the Atlantic, Barbara is well placed to be a brilliant ambassador for BAFTA and I know we’ll benefit hugely from her experience and wisdom over the next few years.”

Broccoli also sits on the Board of Governors for BAFTA Los Angeles; is a trustee of education charity Into Film; a patron of the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund; an honorary fellow of the National Film and Television School; and an honorary member of Women in Film and Television UK.