Murdoch, Egan join UK Film Council Board

MUMBAI: Shine Group chairman and CEO Elisabeth Murdoch and Potboiler Productions producer and founder Gail Egan have joined the UK Film Council Board of Directors.

The appointments were made by Margaret Hodge MP, Minister for Culture and will run for four years with immediate effect.

CBE, Chairman of the UK Film Council Stewart Till said, “It is fantastic news that Elisabeth and Gail have agreed to join the UK Film Council board. They bring with them a phenomenal amount of experience and success. Our aim has always been to have the highest caliber of board members and that maxim is very much behind the appointment of these two producers with enviable track records.

“I know that Gail and Elisabeth will be a huge asset to the UK Film Council and I look forward to working with them as we build on the first seven years of work and face the significant challenges and opportunities of film in the digital age.”

Egan said, “I’m delighted to be joining the Board of the UK Film Council, an organization, which as a producer, I have seen both supporting and making a significant impact on the development of the British film industry. I look forward to being a part of its continued strength and success.”

Murdoch said, “It is a privilege to be joining the board of the UK Film Council at such a fascinating and exciting time. The opportunity to contribute to a board which aims to deliver lasting benefits to both the UK film industry and viewing public is a thrilling one.”