UK: UK Screen, the trade body that represents UK service companies to the film and television screen industries, has announced its board of directors for 2007/08. Ivan Dunleavy from Pinewood Shepperton and ITV Productions' Paul Bennett will be among the senior executives giving their time and expertise to the organisation on a voluntary, unpaid basis, writes David Davies.
In addition to Dunleavy and Bennett, the 2007/08 board - chosen through a vote open to all full members of the organisation from a total of eleven candidates - also includes Joce Capper (Rushes), Mark Foligno (Molinare), Alex Hope (Double Negative) and Bryn Roberts (Barcud Derwen).
"One of the key features that makes US Screen such an asset to the UK production and service community is the wide-ranging expertise and talents of its Board members," commented Gaynor Davenport, CEO, UK Screen. "I would like to welcome all the new appointees to the Board and look forward to working with them over the coming year as we tackle the issues and opportunities ahead."
Mike Luckwell is to remain in the role of chairman, while Gaynor Davenport will continue as CEO. Seven directors drawn by ballot also remain in situ: Colin Brown (UK Film Council), Neil Hatton (Frontier Post), Patrick Holzen (Pepper Post), Mike Kelt (Artem), Anita Nandwani (Films at 59), Steve Norris (Framestore CFC) and Dennis Weinreich (Videosonics). The new board will have the right to co-opt further directors to meet any shortfall in representation.
In other recent Pinewood-related news, it has been announced that leading Foley mixer Ed Colyer is to manage a new, dedicated division within the company's post-production department. As Pinewood Group head of Foley, Colyer will be responsible for defining the methodology and processes required for a multi-purpose Foley facility.
"With Ed's invaluable expertise and in-depth understanding of the process, combined with our development plans for a new Foley centre early in 2008, we'll lead the way in setting new standards for this specialist skilled resource, pushing Britain's Foley offering to the forefront of the world arena," commented Bruce Everett, Pinewood Group's director of post-production.