The CEA has warmly welcomed today’s announcement by the British Film Institute that it had appointed Tim Richards to its Board of Governors.

The appointment of CEA Executive Board member Richards, CEO and Founder of Vue Entertainment, was announced at same time as that of former Walt Disney Executive Alison Cornwell.

Announcing the appointments, BFI chair Greg Dyke said:

“Alison and Tim will help the BFI realise its ambitions and steer a path through the challenges it faces, particularly in the changing landscape of distribution and exhibition.”

The other governors are Josh Berger CBE, Ashley Highfield, Tom Hooper, Matthew Justice, Peter Kosminsky, Libby Savill (Deputy Chair), Cy Young, Pat Butler, Charles Cecil MBE and Baroness Oona King.

Welcoming the news, Phil Clapp, CEA Chief Executive commented:

“We have been urging the BFI for some time to appoint someone with exhibition experience to their Board. To see this now happen, and for it to be someone with Tim’s experience and reputation, is doubly welcome.”

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