In this episode of your city or mine?, Julio meets Ben Roberts, CEO of the British Film Institute – the government-backed body which champions the art, business and future of movies in the UK. Ben has been at the BFI since 2012, but he only took over as CEO in early 2020, just as Covid hit. Here, Ben talks about leading the BFI through the pandemic and discusses his vision for a thriving and diverse film culture in the UK. In this episode, Julio also talks to Phil de Semlyen, Global film editor of Time Out, about October’s BFI London Film Festival and which exciting upcoming films to look out for.
What is Time Out: your city or mine??
In your city or mine?, Julio Bruno – Time Out Group CEO, culture guru and global citizen – chats to the world’s most influential trendsetters, thought-leaders and policymakers about the stuff that’s shaping our cities. Bringing knowledge and experience gained from a globe-spanning career in sectors that include travel, technology, media and e-commerce, along with active involvement in the start-up world as an investor and board adviser, Julio takes inspiration from the remarkable ingenuity that has surfaced across countless communities during the Covid-19 pandemic to ask his guests about the trends, topics, individuals and ideas that are transforming cultural and city life.