Magazine article Screen International

Sara Geater Elected Pact Council Chair

Magazine article Screen International

Sara Geater Elected Pact Council Chair

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Sara Geater, chef operating officer of All3Media, has been confirmed as the new chair of Pact Council after being elected unopposed.

The council oversees the financial plans of trade body Pact (Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) as well as deciding the organisation's policies, campaigns, terms of trade and collective agreements.

With a career spanning TV, film and digital, Geater previously served as COO and later CEO of Fremantle Media UK. Before then, she held the position of head of commercial affairs at Channel 4 and director of rights & business affairs at the BBC, where she negotiated the first Terms of Trade between the BBC and Pact.

She formerly served as head of film & TV at Avalon, head of production at Miramax Films and Channel 4 Drama co-production executive. She is also a barrister and a Fellow of the RSA.

More recently, Geater was appointed chair of the BAFTA Commercial Committee.

Geater was previously elected chair of Pact Council in 2014 but was required to step down following her appointment to All3Media. However, a recent change in Pact Council legislation in July allowed any members not owned by a UK public service broadcaster to vote in and stand for elections. …

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