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James Lennox was appointed as Managing Director of Film Education in November 2010.
James has over 40 years experience in management and governance positions in the commercial, not-for-profit and service sectors with national and international organisations in the UK and South Africa.
Served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Triest Training Centre for Intellectually Challenged Adults
and member of the Board of Governors of St Conrad’s College.
Educated at the University of York where he studied English and Related Literatures, Ian went on to teach at Holland Park School in London Holland. He held the posts of Head of English, Head of Film and Media and Deputy Head of Humanities Faculty.
In 1986 he founded FILM EDUCATION at the instigation of David Puttnam. The organisation expanded from producing printed study materials to developing CD ROMS, running In Service training for teachers, producing television programmes for the BBC Learning Zone and Channel 4 Schools on film related topics as well as continuing to produce film related and generic print materials.
Since 1995, working with the Film Education TV team, Ian has developed over 50 television programmes, both as producer and scriptwriter.
Ian has won two BAFTA’s (children’s interactive learning) as well as a ‘Learning on Screen’ award, all for interactive teaching resources.
Ian has written three text books for schools on Media Studies, helped to develop three examination syllabi (at both GCSE and A Level) on Media Studies and was a consultant on the development of the Moving Image Arts A level for CCEA (Northern Ireland).
He has served as a jury member for the BAFTA Children’s Awards and the BUFVC’s Learning on Screen awards.
Ian speaks on issues relating to education, media literacy and film all over the world.