Apple TV+ Europe boss Jay Hunt, who has commissioned the likes of Sluggish Horses, Dangerous Sisters and Tiny World, is being lined up as the following chair of the BFI, in accordance with a Sky Information report.
Sky Information mentioned UK TV veteran Hunt is frontrunner of three candidates vying to succeed Tim Richards.
The UK’s Tradition, Media & Sport (CMS) division, which appoints BFI Chairs, will seemingly make the choice over the following few weeks, with Richards’ alternative set to be introduced within the spring. The deadline for purposes was in September and interviews happened final month. The CMS decides on a variety of essential media trade Chair roles together with on the BBC and Ofcom.
The position takes round two half time days of labor per thirty days and, like Vue CEO Richards, Hunt might proceed working for Apple have been she to take it on. The job description referred to as for candidates who can work throughout quite a lot of govt briefs together with sustaining shut relationships with the federal government and key influencers alongside producing income and guaranteeing the monetary resilience of the group.
Hunt – who’s the one UK TV commissioner to have run three channels (BBC One, Channel 4, Channel 5) – has been overseeing Apple TV+’s commissioning in Europe for practically six years. After a gradual begin, she has nurtured a string of hits together with the likes of Gary Oldman-starrer Sluggish Horses and Sharon Horgan’s Dangerous Sisters. She is effectively revered and launched a wave of hits throughout her Channel Four stint together with Gogglebox, whereas she additionally led the negotiations that noticed The Nice British Bake off transfer over from the BBC. She is a TV veteran however has little movie expertise and would be part of the BFI at a tough time for the native indie sector.