Prior to becoming the Chief Executive of Film London in 2003, Adrian Wootton was Acting Director of the British Film Institute, having worked in many roles for the organisation, including Director of the London Film Festival, the National Film Theatre, Head of BFI Exhibition, and Director of Crime Scene, the BFI’s crime and mystery film festival. He is a Programme Advisor to the BFI London Film Festival, Venice Film Festival and Noir in Festival. He regularly broadcasts and reviews films for BBC Radio 4 and contributes articles to various newspapers and magazines, including The Guardian and Sight & Sound. He frequently lectures nationally and internationally, as well as curating film programmes and retrospectives on subjects as diverse as Elvis Presley, Raymond Chandler, Graham Greene, Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones for numerous organisations, including BFI Southbank. Wootton coordinated the film and television components of the international Dickens 2012 celebrations, of which Film London was a coordinating partner with Charles Dickens Museum.