As the founder and president of Sovereign Pictures Inc., Barbara Boyle financed and distributed twenty-five international films, including “My Left Foot”, “Cinema Paradiso”, “Reversal of Fortune”, “Mel Gibson’s Hamlet” and “The Commitments”.  Boyle has served as the head of the UCLA Department of Film, Television and Digital Media from 2003 to 2012. Now, Boyle serves as the associate dean of Entrepreneurship and Special Initiatives Department since July 2012. Among the producers of numerous films which are either Oscar winners or Oscar nominees, Boyle is a member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Barbara Boyle has received, among others, a Vision Award by Film Independent and Crystal Award by the Women in Film.