About Us


About The Film & Television Charity

The Film & Television Charity supports people in the Film and Television industry in the UK at every stage of their career and beyond. The charity’s revitalised mission is to support the wellbeing of all those who help bring stories to our screens, and empowering them to fulfil their personal and professional lives.

The Film & Television Charity does this in three ways: providing financial assistance; through everyday support; and speaking up to shine a light on the under reported issues it sees through its work with individuals. The organisation recently launched the 0800 054 00 00 Film & TV Support Line to provide confidential and independent support on a wide range of needs including: stress, anxiety, mental health, bullying, harassment, financial and legal.

Formerly the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund, the charity was founded by the industry for the industry in 1924 to help in times of need.

Alex Pumfrey was appointed CEO in October 2017.

HM The Queen is the Patron of the Charity.

Key Individuals

Alex Pumfrey

Chief Executive Officer

Peter Meunier

Chief Financial Officer

John Pike

President of the Board of Trustess

You can contact our PR team during office hours (9.30am-5.30pm, Monday to Friday) by emailing pr@filmtvcharity.org.uk.

Please note this email address is for media enquiries only. For all other enquiries, please contact us using the details on our Contact Us page.

The UK Film and Television industry is one of the most dynamic, creative and successful in the world. The industry’s success depends on the hard work and dedication of thousands of talented and skilled individuals who come together to make it happen. The Film & Television Charity’s aim is to tell the stories of those individuals and their families.

Alex Pumfrey, CEO, The Film & Television Charity

How we can help

Our media centre team can help you in various ways:

  • Arrange spokespeople to respond to breaking news stories and comment on the Film and Television industry
  • Set up interviews with key individuals and patrons
  • Provide relevant case studies around our work
  • Supply information about our events, awards and current campaigns

If you require something not listed here, please call a member of our press office team on 020 7437 6567 or drop us an email at pr@filmtvcharity.org.uk and we’ll do our best to help.

Key Contacts

Financial Assistance & Welfare Support

For information about financial assistance & welfare support:

Eunice Bornasty
Head of Welfare
Email: eunice.bornasty@filmtvcharity.org.uk

Going Places, Travel & Subsistence Funds

For information about the Going Places, Travel & Subsistence Funds:

Rupert Jones-Lee
NETS Fund Manager
Email: rupert.lee@filmtvcharity.org.uk

Talent Development

For information about talent funding, including The John Brabourne Awards:

Mark Clark
Talent Development Manager
Email: mark.clark@filmtvcharity.org.uk

Press & Media

To contact our PR team, email pr@filmtvcharity.org.uk.

General Enquiries

For all other enquiries, call 020 7437 6567 or email info@filmtvcharity.org.uk.

Latest News and Press Releases

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30th November 2018


The Film & Television Charity, supporting people at every stage…

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27th July 2018


Film & Television Charity are supporting creative development agency Northern…