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Sony and Microsoft granted seats on BAFTA's VR advisory board

The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) has named the members of its newly-formed virtual reality advisory board.

Chris Kerr

October 4, 2016

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The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) has named the members of its newly-formed virtual reality advisory board.  

The Los Angeles-based group was formed back in August with a view to investigating "VR's significance across all the creative industries."

To that end, BAFTA has brought together a number of VR experts from across the U.S. and the UK. 

Notable games industry names include 343 Industries' studio head, Dan Ayoub; Alienware co-founder, Frank Azor; Unity chief marketing officer, Clive Downie; Sony Interactive Entertainment America president, Shawn Layden; and Rebellion's head of digital, Matt Jeffery. 

BAFTA has also pulled in veterans of the television, movie, and tech industries, such as BBC Worldwide's head of digital entertainment, Bradley Crooks; Lionsgate president, Peter Levin; Oculus creative producer, Yelena Rachitsky; and HTC's vice president of VR content, Joel Breton.

Roy Taylor will chair the advisory board, and says he hopes to "create a forum" that brings new focus to the conversations surrounding virtual reality.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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