United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandEllen Johnson moves to BAFTA

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the appointment of Ellen Johnson as its director of communications.

This new role will focus on bringing the activities of BAFTA, a world-leading arts charity dedicated to celebrating excellence in film, games and television, to a global audience.

The role will be pivotal in developing and driving the charity’s marketing and communications strategies across BAFTA’s awards, learning and new talent initiatives and membership services.She will report directly to BAFTA’s Chief Executive, Amanda Berry OBE.

Johnson has both agency and client-side experience working for a number of blue chip companies including Barclaycard and most recently Comic Relief, where she was head of marketing and communications and responsible for the delivery of the Red Nose Day and Sport Relief campaigns.

BAFTA is an independent charity that supports, develops and promotes the art forms of the moving image – film, television and game in the United Kingdom. In addition to its annual awards ceremonies, BAFTA has an international, year-round programme of learning events and initiatives offering access to talent through workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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