LOS ANGELES--()--BritWeek, the Los Angeles-based organization that delivers an annual program of events, announced that Nigel Daly had joined its Board. Daly, who has recently become Deputy Chairman of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles, is also Vice President of Screen International. He has been an active supporter of BritWeek for several years.
“British companies collectively are the largest foreign investors in California”
BritWeek Chairman Bob Peirce welcomed Daly to the Board. “BritWeek is all about the profusion of creative links between Britain and the US,” said Peirce, “and Nigel is a profusion of creative links – a one man army of creative energy. He is an actor, director, producer, theater founder, painter and jazz singer, as well as a senior executive. He will bring a lot to our board and we are lucky to have him.”
“British companies collectively are the largest foreign investors in California,” said Daly. “BritWeek celebrates this each year and has now grown to be a permanent fixture in the calendar of events here in California. I am excited to be joining the board as it offers such a great variety of opportunity to work in different creative areas, film, music, comedy, fashion, food, sports, science and art. I have always found BritWeek to be good fun. It is a highly creative and a constantly evolving enterprise. Every year new and exciting events, partnerships and places are added to its program. I am also fiercely British, so this gives me another good excuse to fly the flag.”
The announcement of Daly’s appointment comes the same week that BritWeek will for the first time have a program outside California. “BritWeek Visits Miami” runs March 7th - 14th. BritWeek Los Angeles and Orange County will begin April 23rd, and BritWeek San Francisco begins May 3rd.
BritWeek is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization started in Los Angeles in 2007 by Nigel Lythgoe and the then Consul General Bob Peirce, to highlight the creative fusion between the United Kingdom and California. Every spring BritWeek hosts a program of events that promotes British creativity, innovation and excellence across multiple categories including film & television, music, art, design, sport, philanthropy, business, and more. For more information, visit www.britweek.org.