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Barbara Broccoli appointed BAFTA's Vice President for Film

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Barbara Broccoli appointed BAFTA's Vice President for Film

Barbara Broccoli has been appointed the Vice President for Film by The British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

The 55-year-old film producer - who together with her half-brother Michael G. Wilson controls EON Productions and have produced the last eight James Bond films together including 'Skyfall' and 'Spectre' starring Daniel Craig - has been chosen for the job to be an ambassador for British film around the world and she is "honoured" to have been picked for the role.

She said: "I am passionate about BAFTA's role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British filmmakers. I am therefore honored to accept the role of BAFTA's Vice President for Film."

Speaking about the new appointment, Anne Morrison - Chair of BAFTA - said: "I am delighted that Barbara Broccoli, one of the most illustrious and respected people in the contemporary film industry, will be joining BAFTA as our Vice President for Film. With her connections on both sides of the Atlantic, Barbara is well placed to be a brilliant ambassador for BAFTA and I know we'll benefit hugely from her experience and wisdom over the next few years. With Greg Dyke announced recently as our Television Vice President, we are in good hands for the future."

Barbara will join Greg in co-chairing BAFTA's Council, supporting the Academy's President, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, and assuming an ambassadorial role for the charity.

Previous Vice Presidents for Film have been Duncan Kenworthy OBE (2009-2015) and Lord Puttnam (1995-2004).

BAFTA can appoint up to three Vice Presidents, one in each of the three sectors of film, television and games, who can serve a term of up to six years.