About Us

The British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE), previously known as the British Video Association (BVA) has a proud heritage representing the interests of publishers and rights-owners of pre-recorded filmed entertainment for the past 38 years. 

In a world of evolving technology and fluid consumer behaviour, the primary objective of the British Association for Screen Entertainment is to champion the growth of screen entertainment across disc and digital, while maintaining a business environment with the fewest regulatory burdens.

Our members already represent the vast majority of this £2.34 billion video market alongside affiliate and associate members from a host of critical industry stakeholders. We welcome new members from across the audio-visual ecosystem, from smaller independents to established players, through to service providers, broadcast platforms and more, offering flexibility through tiered levels of membership to suit different needs.



Our Team


Liz Bales
Chief Executive

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Vicki Geddes
Commercial Manager


James Duvall
Head of Insight

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Mike Hird
Head of Communications and Marketing


James Gallagher 
Senior Marketing Manager


Rebecca Gresley-Jones
Communications Manager


Yasmin Nevard
Insight and Marketing Manager


Andy Neilson
Senior PR and Social Executive


Sylvia Dick
Head of Audience Engagement


Robert Price
BASE Chairman & Managing Director, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment


Lesley Johnson
BASE Vice Chair & Home Entertainment Director, BBC Studios

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Kevin Dersley
BASE Vice Chair & Managing Director, Elevation Sales


Lavinia Carey
Public Affairs Advisor

The British Association for Screen Entertainment has a long-established relationship with Action for Children, a remarkable organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable children and young people across the UK.

To date we have raised over £3.5 million for the charity through industry events, dedicated children’s video titles and participation in various fundraising activities.

For information on current charitable events, or to make a donation to Action for Children, please click here.

Are you looking for a Challenge?

Why not take on a run or cycle for BASE’s chosen charity Action for Children and help raise much needed funds for disadvantaged children in the UK.

On Wednesday 25th September at London’s stunning Plaisterers’ Hall, guests will be treated to an evening of fine food and wine, fundraising auctions and interactive games offering money-can’t-buy prizes and, of course, the quiz of all quizzes. Help Support Action For Children & Join the biggest companies in the Entertainment Industry at the Inaugural Ultimate Entertainment Quiz Night on Wednesday 25th September – please click here for more information.