The BFI was founded in 1933. They are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. They combine cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. They award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research.
I had a vague idea of what I needed – to connect the BFI to a bunch of highly creative technologists who would be interested in partnerships and business development – and someone said to me “you need Thayer”. They were right. Thayer was a delight to work with and did a great job of keeping me, the project and all the people in line – and the BFI got great value and connections (always important when you’re a charity).Head of Digital Business Development at the BFI