The BFDG is an all-inclusive, non-political organisation which welcomes into its membership all qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, neuro-diversity, or age.

The same of course goes for the the BFDG Committee (Management Team), which aims to be representative of all skills, levels and experience; both regional, national and international. Nearly all our Committee Members are working and practically involved in film making.

Full committee meetings are held once a month, normally on the second Tuesday, on Zoom or similar internet communication tool. As a member we encourage you to attend and see what goes on. Should you feel strongly about issues or have value you could add, please get in touch. If you can’t commit for a full term we would still love to hear from you.

The BFDG only benefits if the membership does. The BFDG is the membership. Help us to help you. Get involved at any level. Anytime.

Committee Members 2020-2022

A committee member serves a four year term. All are either proposed by associates or self motivated to stand.

Blair Barnette


Blair is a UK Art Director and Designer in Film, Television and Commercials. Her earlier American work developed from chargehand scenic art and puppetry for Henson Studios, Sesame Street and Nickelodeon. Her credits include The Power, Oslo, Devils, You Were Never Really Here, Decline and Fall, and Sightseers. Outside broadcast media, Blair also creates large-scale murals and live events.

Jonathan Paul Green

Vice Chairperson

Jonathan has been working as a Production Designer for more than 30 years.
His early career in the late 80’s involved prop and model making for Spitting Image and Hensons Creature Shop.
In the 90’s Jonathan designed many TV Light Entertainment and comedy shows, some of which are still on-going, but now works mostly in HETV scripted comedy and drama.
He is very much looking forward to supporting Blair in growing the BFDG and continuing the promotion of excellence within UK Art Departments.

Anne Clemens


Originally from Germany, Anne decided to follow her passion for film and design and come to England to train to work in the Art Department. Through hard work and dedication she has successfully worked her way up and is currently working as a Draughtsperson. In 2019 she won the BFDG Spotlighting New Talent Award. Anne keeps the committee on track with meeting dates and minutes.

Malcolm Stone


Malcolm is a long standing member of the BFDG and the Art Department. His earliest memory of a Guild meeting is around 1982 when he first took over the role of Treasurer, in the days of the ‘famous’ blue ledger in which was meticulously recorded the names of every Guild member and their subs payments. He went on to become Chairman of the Guild, creating and illustrating a monthly newsletter as well as putting the finances in order, before being persuaded to come back as Treasurer again. He hope to pass on the mantle soon and take a well earned retirement from the role.

Bimla Jackson

Operations Director

Bimla has worked in events and management for over 12 years, having spent the last 6 running her own successful event consultancy for FTSE100 and high net worth clients. She has had many customer-facing roles, including positions within fundraising, sponsorship and development departments, giving her a good grounding in understanding the mechanisms of membership organisations. Her family are heavily involved in TV and Film production, working as actors, writers, producers and composers. She is excited to be working with the Guild Management Team, helping to bring the BFDG into its next chapter.

Sophie Jones

Office Manager

Sophie joined the BFDG in March 2018, originally taking on the role of Membership Manager. Following her return from maternity leave in 2022, Sophie began her new role as Office Manager.

Sarah Lamont

Membership Manager

Sarah is the go to for everything relating to BFDG membership. She started her career at the BBC and then moved into Film Production before having a family. She then worked in property and, until recently, owned her own lettings and property management company. Sarah is very happy to be returning to the film industry, as she has a long term family connection with the Art Department and now her two children are carrying on the family legacy working there too.

Ali O’Neill

Communications Manager

Ali looks after the Guild’s communications, which range from our members’ Weekly Update email to the marketing of BFDG events. Her background is in Marketing and Interior Design. Before retraining as an interior designer, Ali worked in marketing at the Royal Opera House and advertising agency, Dewynters, before becoming freelance and working in regional theatre and audience development. She has gained her interest and knowledge of the Art Department through family & friends.

Sue Chadwick

Sponsorship Manager

Sue is the newest member of the Guild’s Management Team, following several years working in advertising and graphic design agencies. Her background is in marketing communications, events and exhibitions specialising in project management and client relations. However, she admits to being new to the world of film and TV production design and will be asking for all the help she can get!

Other core committee members in 2023 (in addition to the officers)

Jonathan Green
Simon Bowles
Jamie Lapsley
Caroline Greville-Morris

Duncan Howell
Daniel Vincent
Kris Turvey
Marcus Wookey

Graham Wyn Jones
Claire Levinson-Gendler
Gary Tomkins
Paul Frost
Moira Tait

Su Whitaker – UK
Giles Masters – Int

The Chairperson is typically voted for by the current holder of the position who puts forward several names for discussion. The individual should have knowledge of the business and respected skill and ability to positivity contribute to the BFDG as a whole. After accepting they serve a two year term as Vice-Chairperson. This allows for in depth frontline experience and familiarity of existing inter-Guild relationships, Sponsor agreements and general daily running of the BFDG. There after automatically becoming the Chairperson for the following two year term.


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