John Woodward joined Arts Alliance in November 2010 and he works mainly, but not exclusively, on Arts Alliance’s film related investments ranging from Arts Alliance Media Ltd, Europe’s leading digital cinema services company, through to the Met Film School, the UK’s largest private film academy. Previously John was the chief executive officer of the UK Film Council, the UK government’s strategic funding body for film between 2000 and 2011. During this period John oversaw investment of more than £150m into more than 900 films including Bend it like Beckham, The King’s Speech, We Need to Talk about Kevin, and Shame.