Magazine article Screen International

Mike Leigh to Retire as Chair of London Film School

Magazine article Screen International

Mike Leigh to Retire as Chair of London Film School

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Leigh leaves position after 16 years.

Mike Leigh

Mike Leigh is stepping down as chair of London Film School after 16 years in the position.

The Oscar-nominated filmmaker, who is currently in production on Peterloo, will be replaced in the short term by current vice chair professor Diana Green following his departure in March 2018.

A former vice chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, Green will be tasked with leading the search for a new chair.

Green commented on Leigh’s contribution to the film school: “Mike is a giant of British film. The energy, excitement and passion he has brought to London Film School during his long tenure is immeasurable. …

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