In his first major interview with film industry trade paper Screen International since becoming BFI Chief Executive, Ben Roberts talks to editor Matt Mueller about the measures the BFI is putting in place to support the UK screen industries during the COVID-19 crisis.

Roberts, who was only two weeks into the CEO role when the government lockdown was imposed,discusses the impact of the crisis on the BFI and the wider industry, revealing how the strategy for recovery is being worked up with partners across the screen sector.

Originally published: 29 April 2020