BAFTA Los Angeles
Chantal Rickards just has come to the end of her four-year term as CEO of the prestigious British Academy of Film and TV Arts in Los Angeles and chosen to return to resume her career in the U.K. During her time with BAFTA LA, Rickards has overseen the growth of the BAFTA Student Films Awards from a California-based competition to the global awards initiative it has become. She has encouraged greater collaboration with the BAFTA offices in the U.S. and U.K. and spearheaded the creation of new opportunities across North America. During her term, a greater emphasis has been put on TV and Games, resulting in more member activity in these key and growing areas.
Previously, she has spent the last 27 years in senior positions in television both in channel management and production. Most recently Rickards served as Head of Programming and Branded Content at MEC, a division of Group M, the largest media investment company in the world. Prior to that, she was with the BBC as Commissioning Executive where she was responsible for launching and overseeing original programming for the UKTV lifestyle television channels. Rickards began her career in television as a researcher at ITV’s Yorkshire Television where she spent eleven years in entertainment becoming a producer, director and executive producer; later she became Channel Director at Carlton Television’s Taste Network. Her TV credits include the international formats for Masterchef, Countdown and Through the Keyhole.Back
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