Film education charity expands board.

Col Needham, IMDb founder and CEO, and David Kosse, president of Universal International, have joined the board of Into Film.

The recently launched film education charity aims to put film at the heart of children and young people’s learning.

Needham commented: “Having worked with Into Film in the past, I know first-hand what great work they do. I’m delighted to have joined the board of such an inspiring and important organisation.”

“Into Film’s education work is a terrific gateway to understanding the world and a great entry point for the wider business of media and entertainment,” added Kosse.

Led by Chair Eric Fellner, co-chairman of Working Title Films, and Deputy Chair Heather Rabbatts, managing director of Smuggle Entertainment, the founding board also includes film producer Barbara Broccoli and film-making Beeban Kidron.

Broccoli was Chair of First Light and Kidron co-founded FILMCLUB, the two leading film education charities who came together to form Into Film having receive £26m in funding from the BFI to deliver their four-year education plan.

Into Film enables young people to learn through film and about film, as well as about the film industry and careers within it, and supports them in the making of their own films.