“I’m motivated by opening doors for young people”
THE FILM PIONEER
✢ Amanda Nevill CBE, 61, set up the BFI Film Academy, which has given bursaries and training to over 5,000 young people who want a career in film. Amanda won the Social Purpose Award in the Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Awards.
Amanda says: “Talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t, so I’m proud that we’ve created a new pathway. I’m motivated by opening doors for young people who dream about entering this magical industry. I don’t have a creative bone in my body, so a job that helps others follow their creative calling is a huge privilege and joy.”