Industry figures vocal in support for BBC

Several actors and TV industry names used their BAFTA award acceptance speeches to register strong support for the BBC, just days before the publication of a government report on the future of the UK public broadcaster. Wolf Hall pair Peter Kosminsky and Mark Rylance were the most vocal on a night when their period drama […]

BAFTA appoints BBC Academy director as new chair

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has appointed BBC Academy director Anne Morrison as its new chair at its annual general meeting yesterday.  Morrison, who has been BAFTA’s deputy Chair for the last year will hold her new role for the next two. She replaces John Willis, who will now serve as […]

UKTV, NBCU join BAFTA environmental body

UKTV, NBCUniversal International Television Production and Shed Media are joining the BAFTA Albert Consortium – an industry body for environmental sustainability in TV production. The three firms join existing consortium members, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, and producers like Kudos, Twofour, Endemol and All3Media. Samantha Jukes-Adams, VP of production for NBCUniversal International Television […]

BAFTA opens up awards to web broadcasters

BAFTA has opened up its British Academy Television Awards and the technical British Academy Television Craft Awards to web-based broadcasters for the first time.  The British Academy of Film and Television Arts said that the new eligibility was introduced today as entries open for next year’s awards. “We continually strive to ensure our awards remain […]