BAFTA LA promotes Matthew Wiseman to COO
by Naman Ramachandran
- Long serving executive has worked for the organisation in various capacities since 2002
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Los Angeles, has promoted Matthew Wiseman to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Wiseman has been part of the BAFTA LA team since 2002 and he has held a variety of positions, most recently Director of Operations. His milestones include launching the Brits To Watch initiative to support emerging British talents in the US, expanding the BAFTA US Student Film Awards into a national competition, and evolving the Britannia Awards into BAFTA’s tent pole Los Angeles event.
Kieran Breen, Chairman of the BAFTA Los Angeles Board of Directors, said, “Matthew’s vision and talent has been integral to the growth and success of BAFTA Los Angeles for many years. I am delighted that in his new role as Chief Operating Officer, BAFTA Los Angeles will benefit from his extensive and proven abilities as we continue to grow BAFTA’s activities here in LA.”
The promotion is effective immediately and is the first appointment made by BAFTA Los Angeles’ new Chief Executive Officer Chantal Rickards, who joined this month after relocating from London.
Wiseman said, “It is a privilege to step into this role, and I am honoured by the opportunity. I have had the pleasure of working with the BAFTA team for over 13 years, and share the Academy’s deep commitment to supporting creative British talents in Film, Television and Games around the world. I am delighted to take on this expanded role and work alongside Chantal and the Board here in Los Angeles.”