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BAFTA has hired TV producer Krishnendu Majumder as chair-diversity

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TV producer Krishnendu Majumder has been confirmed as chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, becoming the first person of color to play a role in BFTA’s 733-year history and the youngest chair in 35 years. The decision was made at BFTA’s digital annual general meeting last night.

Majumdar was the deputy chairman for one year and his presidency will run for the next three years – the newly extended term for all future BAFTA chairs. He has succeeded “1917” producer Pippa Harris, who is serving as vice president.

In a statement, Majumder said: “This year has been a difficult and turbulent time for many in our industry, working with Bapta’s talented and committed staff and membership, I want BFTHT to be the center of industry reconstruction after Kovid. It is vital that we support all backgrounds, castes and genders. Diversity and inclusion are vital to BAFTA’s lifestyles and we will continue to be the leaders for real change across our industry. “

After widespread criticism earlier this year for its lack of diversity, BAFTA unveiled a new steering group package to lead a larger review to increase its representation at film awards.

Majumdar has been closely associated with BAFTA for 14 years, he was the Chairman of the Television Committee (2019-2019) and a member of the nine Boards of Trustees, the Chairman of the Learning and New Talent Committee (200-20-2010). Years.

Majumdar co-founded the independent production company Me + You Productions in 2012 alongside Richard Ye. Since then, he has produced the Dominic Savage drama series “I’m Here” and the international Emmy-winning comedy “Huff the Record” for Channel 4. He has produced two series of executive comedy dramas “Read Sick” as well as the documentary series “The Life of Life”. Majumdar was also a member of the Bafta-nominated hit franchise “A Idiot Abroad”.

Before me + your co-founder, Majumdar worked as a freelance producer and director. His previous credits include the BFTA-nominated political film “Who You Colin ‘a Nigger?” For Channel 4, and the main political film for BBC Two, “Michael Howard: No More Mr. Nasty”.

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