Panel to include representatives from Vue Entertainment, Picturehouse Cinemas and the BFI among others.
Film London has announced the members of its Film Hub London Advisory Panel, who will devise aims and objectives to to better serve the capital’s diverse population.
The exhibitors are to help guide the strategy for Film Hub London, a four-year project that is part of the nationwide BFI Film Audience Network (FAN).
The project is aimed at ensuring cinema activities are available to all Londoners, with a focus on widening participation in those areas currently underserved.
Traditional cinema exhibitors on the Advisory Panel include Stuart Boreman from multiplex chain Vue Entertainment, Clare Binns from Picturehouse Cinemas and Tyrone Walker-Hebborn from the independent cinema Genesis.
Wider cultural venues are represented with Lesley Jones from the Barbican Centre and Clare Stewart from BFI Southbank and the BFI London Film Festival.
Kate Gerova from Bird’s Eye View represents London’s range of film festivals, while Jim Dummett from the Lost Picture Show, Pricilla Igwe from The New Black and Rachel Wang from Chocolate Films represent groups who deliver community-based film activity throughout the year including film clubs, festivals and innovative educational activity.
The Mayor of London will also be represented by head of culture, Justine Simons.
Also on the Panel will be a representative from Film London’s Audience Development Sub-Committee, alternating between Soda Pictures’ Edward Fletcher or Target Media’s Robert Wilkerson, as well as Anna Kime, Film London’s Acting Head of Film Culture.
Adrian Wootton, chief executive of Film London and the British Film Commission, who will chair the panel said: “Film Hub London is an exciting opportunity for us help grow the cultural cinema offer across the whole of London, as part of the nationwide BFI Film Audience Network.
“Our ambition is to ensure as many Londoners as possible can engage with film in all its diversity, which we hope to achieve through the Hub and the excellent and experienced representatives on the Advisory Panel.”
Film Hub London membership is free and open to anyone working in London’s exhibition including cinemas, film festivals, film clubs, community groups and local authorities. Full details will be published with the forthcoming call for membership.