John Woodward is Investment Director and Managing Director of Arts Alliance Ltd where he oversees it’s film related investments.
Previously he was the Chief Executive Officer of the UK Film Council, the UK Government’s strategic funding body for film between 2000 and 2011. During this period John oversaw investment of more than £150m into more than 900 films ranging from the Oscar-winning The King’s Speech to comedies such as the St. Trinians and in the Loop.
Prior to joining the UK Film Council John was Director of the British Film Institute. Before that, as Chief Executive of the Producers’ Alliance for Cinema and Television (PACT). He is also a co-founder of Skillset, the audiovisual industry’s sector skills council and a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and a member of the Video Consultative Council of the British Board of Film Classification.