Still about this American business-man "Josh". We are told nothing of his school, background, history or religion; he hides it all, but surely he cannot be a jumped-up guttersnipe? Do we not deserve to be given more than that odd name and that odd face? Who puts the food on his table?
Although Berger is a popular executive who has lived in the UK since 2009 and is currently a governor of the BFI, one source close to the industry said some members of the institute were “livid” about his emergence as favourite because of his perceived conflicts of interest as a US studio boss in a role originally designed to support independents.
do not accord.
Do you know any livid members kc? What about calling a meeting of them? Is it not a source of shame for the British Film Institute to be chaired by this unknown demanding "DONATIONS"?
To be honest, Sydney, I am not on the board and have never met Josh Berger. I suppose that world government is ultimately a collaboration, and "Josh" personifies its mystery! If I meet Josh, Sydney, I shall put your points to him directly!
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The BFI's current priorities since 2012 include the following:
1. Expanding education and learning opportunities
We want to encourage people to build a lifelong relationship with film throughout their lives.
2. Boosting audience choice
We want to make sure that the widest choice of British and world film, TV and moving image can be enjoyed by everyone.
3. Supporting the future success of British film
We are investing in film development, production, talent and skills, with a strong emphasis on new voices and fresh ideas.
4. Unlocking our film heritage
We want everyone to enjoy and be inspired by the full range of our film heritage from the BFI national archive and all the significant collections around the UK.
The emerging themes for the BFI's next five year plan, from 2017 until 2022, could help you shape your thoughts:
a. Supporting the moving image in all its forms
What does the word film really mean today? What role, if any, should the BFI take in TV, video games, interactive media, virtual reality and online content?
b. Diversity is the heart of creativity
Talent is everywhere, opportunity isn’t. Without diversity, our creative industries will not reach their full potential. How do we ensure that our activities and our programmes are open to all?
c. Championing the arts of film, television and the moving image
What can we do to make the arts of film, tv and the moving image even more central to your cultural and creative life?
d. Delivering across the UK
We want to ensure that the screen industries are central to the cultural and economic success of the UK's nations and regions.
It has always been a source of disappointment to me that British sound, radio and, in particular, the Third, have not got a champion like film, tv and the moving image. The Friends are a disgrace! Perhaps Josh could help?
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So Josh is currently trying to raise money for all the arts, including cinema (BFI) and theatre (Old Vic). I don't think that he will be as interested in the Third, although I shall ask him to post something here.
I think that you have an instinctive dislike of North American businessmen, Sydney, which I can understand. I would simply add that it takes all types!
Sydney, I should just let you know that I am currently in mourning, so my online contributions will not amount to much for some time. Thank you for your friendship and support over the years, and I wish you all well! More later ...