Magazine article Screen International

BFI Appoints Harriet Finney to Key Policies Role

Magazine article Screen International

BFI Appoints Harriet Finney to Key Policies Role

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Finney’s remit includes navigating Brexit for the film sector.

The British Film Institute (BFI) has appointed Harriet Finney to the role of director of external affairs, with one of her key remits being to navigate a smooth Brexit for the British film sector.

Harriet previously held the position of deputy CEO at the Creative Industries Federation, where she led on the organisation’s post-referendum Brexit report.

Finney joins the BFI’s executive board and will guide the policies, strategies and public affairs aims set out by BFI 2022, the organisation’s five year film plan.

Her priorities will include delivering the BFI’s new skills strategy, promoting the BFI Diversity Standards initiative to the wider industry, and devolving more funding across the UK’s regions.

Finney will move into the position in September - the role was previously held by Fiona Cookson, who left the BFI last year. …

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