Tim Bevan, co-founder of Working Title Films and incoming chairman of the UK Film Council, will appear before the House of Lords Communications Committee today (July 1).

He has been called to give evidence to the committee for their inquiry into the prospects for British film and TV. Channel 4’s controller of film and drama, Tessa Ross, UKFC chief executive John Woodward and Lord Puttnam have already given evidence.

Bevan, who takes over at the UKFC on July 30, will be joined tomorrow by Roy Button, managing director at Warner Brothers Productions, Tracey Scoffield, Rainmark Films director, Miles Bullough, head of broadcast at Aardman Animations and Charles Sturridge, chairman, Directors UK.

The committee is due to finish the inquiry at the end of the year. It will then prepare a report for the House of Lords and may make recommendations or call for a debate in the house about the future of the communications industries.