Stewart Till, deputy chair of UK film superbody the Film Council, Intermedia co-chairman Nigel Sinclair, and film finance specialist Premila Hoon are among the film industry executives to be honoured in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Till, formerly president of Universal Pictures International and president of international for PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, was made a CBE for services to the film industry. Hoon, based at Societe General in London, was honoured with an OBE for services to the film industry, while Los Angeles-based Sinclair was made a CBE for services to the British film industry in the US.
Others from the film world to be honoured included actor Michael Caine, who was knighted only two months after criticising the British establishment when accepting his BAFTA fellowship in April. Sam Mendes, director of the Oscar-festooned American Beauty, was made a CBE.
Alastair Ross Goobey, chief executive of Hermes Pensions Management, which oversees Renaissance Films' $40m backing in pension funds, was honoured with a CBE. Will Wyatt, former chief executive, broadcasting at the BBC, was made a CBE for services to broadcasting.
Also from TV, presenters Michael Parkinson and Carol Vorderman were honoured with a CBE and an MBE respectively. Actress Liz Dawn, best known as Vera Duckworth in UK soap Coronation Street, was made an MBE, as was Wendy Richards of the soap EastEnders.
Welsh actress Sian Phillips was honoured with a CBE, while Josette Simon, star of TV sci-fi series Blake's 7, was made an OBE. J K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series of books being adapted for Warner Bros, was made an OBE.