Krishnendu Majumdar is new BAFTA chairperson, is first person of colour to get role in BAFTA’s 73-year history
KATHMANDU: Krishnendu Majumdar has succeeded Pippa Harris because the chairperson of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), turning into the primary first individual of color assigned the position in 73 years, and the youngest in 35 years.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Majumdar, who was deputy chair for one yr, is because of stay as chair for the subsequent three years — the newly prolonged time period for all future BAFTA chairs.
An annual common assembly of BAFTA digital determined to elect him because the chairperson on June 1.
“It is an incredible honour to be elected chair of BAFTA, and I’m fortunate to be following Pippa Harris’ excellent tenure, and I need to pay tribute to the resilient and dynamic management that Pippa has proven.
This yr has been a tough and turbulent time for a lot of in our trade. Working with Pippa, BAFTA’s gifted and dedicated workers and membership, I would like BAFTA to be on the coronary heart of rebuilding the trade post-COVID,” The Hollywood Reporter quoted Majumdar as saying.
He was additional quoted: “It is important to make sure that we help individuals of all backgrounds, races and genders. Diversity and inclusion are essential for the lifeblood of BAFTA, and we’ll proceed to be a pacesetter for actual change throughout our trade.”
Majumdar is an Emmy-winning and BAFTA-nominated TV producer and director. He has been concerned with BAFTA for 14 years. He was the chair of BAFTA’s Learning and New Talent Committee (2006-10), the chair of the Television Committee (2015-19) and a member of the board of trustees for 9 years.
Majumdar can be chairing BAFTA’s Awards Review, convened in response to the dearth of variety on this yr’s Film Awards nominations.