The National Film and Television School has welcomed Electronic Arts’ Chief Commercial Officer Scott Forrest to its Board of Governors.
He will join BBC’s Charlotte Moore, who became part of the board in November last year, and Amazon Studios Miranda Wayland, Film 4’s Ollie Madden, also new board members.
With extensive experience in the gaming sector, Forrest has held senior positions within EA since 2006, the appointment comes amid unprecedented new levels of growth in the gaming industry, a major force and one of the largest segments within the global entertainment landscape.
Throughout 2023, the NFTS will mark the 10-year anniversary of its renowned Games Design and Development programme, attracting aspiring games designers from all over the world and establishing itself as one of the top gaming MA’s globally.
In recent years, the NFTS has expanded its training to reflect the changing nature of the creative industries, with a growing focus on Gaming, Visual Effects, Virtual Production and other emerging technologies.
Sophie Turner Laing, Chair of the National Film and Television School commented: “We are delighted to welcome Scott Forrest to the NFTS Board of Governors. Scott brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and his expertise and insights will be invaluable as we continue to expand our training provision and partnerships to reflect the ever-evolving creative industries. We look forward to working closely with Scott as we continue to build on the reputation of the NFTS as one of the world’s leading film, television and games Schools.”
Speaking on his appointment, Scott Forrest said: “As the worlds of film, television and gaming continue to converge, the NFTS is uniquely positioned to provide its students with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in a rapidly changing landscape. I’m thrilled to be joining the NFTS and look forward to working with the School’s leadership team and my fellow Board members to help shape its strategy and ensure continued success.”
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