Bond producer Barbara Broccoli takes up Bafta film role
James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli has been appointed by Bafta as its new Vice President for Film.
Broccoli and her half-brother, Michael G Wilson, own the company which has produced more than 20 Bond films.
She said: "I am passionate about Bafta's role in educating, inspiring and celebrating generations of British film-makers. I am therefore honoured to accept the role of Bafta's Vice President for Film".
Her appointment follows the recent announcement of the organisation's new Vice President for Television, Greg Dyke.
Dyke was previously chairman on the British Film Institute (BFI) and is currently chairman of the Football Association, but will be stepping down from that role in June.
Newly-appointed Broccoli will join Dyke in co-chairing Bafta's Council, supporting HRH The Duke of Cambridge in his role as Bafta President and will assume an ambassadorial role for the charity.
Chair of Bafta, Anne Morrison, said: "I am delighted that Barbara Broccoli, one of the most illustrious and respected people in the contemporary film industry, will be joining Bafta as our Vice President for Film.
"With her connections on both sides of the Atlantic, Barbara is well placed to be a brilliant ambassador for Bafta and I know we'll benefit hugely from her experience and wisdom over the next few years.
"With Greg Dyke announced recently as our Television Vice President, we are in good hands for the future."
Broccoli was awarded an OBE for services to the film industry in the 2008 New Year's Honours list.