The Television Committee is not only involved in the content and presentation of the annual Television Awards and Television Craft Awards (considering categories, chairing juries, providing key editorial advice, recommending Gift of Council awards) but is also involved in producing membership events throughout the year. The Committee's credits include some of the very best in British television.
Chair of the Television Committee
Krishnendu is an award-winning producer and director. He was trained on the BBC Production Trainee scheme, the ITN News Trainee scheme and the BBC Drama Series Directors Academy. He is the co-founder of an independent production company with partner Richard Yee, Me + You Productions. They are developing a slate of factual, comedy and drama projects. Their output includes two series of Hoff The Record - a comedy starring David Hasselhoff and two series of The Moaning of Life starring Karl Pilkington. Their awards include a Mental Health in Media award and they has been nominated for two BAFTAs, RTS, British Comedy Awards, National Television Awards and shortlisted for two Grierson Awards.
He has been elected to the BAFTA Television committee since 2006 was on the Board of Trustees and the chair of the Learning and Events Committee from 2006-10. Other industry experience includes a term on the Board of Directors UK and currently on the PACT Council.
Credits include: An Idiot Abroad, The Happiness Salesman; True Stories: What’s Killing Darcus Howe?; Bleach, Nip, Tuck: The White Beauty Myth; The World’s Smallest Man and Me; Michael Howard: No More Mr Nasty; Coked Up Britain and Who You Callin' A Nigger?
Deputy Chair of the Television Committee
Emma Morgan is the new Head of Popular Factual at Oxford Scientific Films and has previously held keys role both in production and development, at major companies such as Mentorn Media, Twofour Broadcast and most recently as Creative Director at Warner Brothers UK owned Watershed TV – where she developed Stacey Dooley’s latest series for BBC3, No Place To Be A Girl.
As Director of Development at Mentorn Media, Emma developed The Fried Chicken Shop: Life in a Day and Angry, White & Proud both for Channel 4, Free Speech and Hotel of Mum & Dad both for BBC3, Gregg’s: More Than Meats the Pie for Sky and Young & Married for MTV.
Her executive producer credits include the award winning Why Men Wear Frocks with Grayson Perry for C4 and Edwardian Insects on Film for BBC4 plus The Art on Your Wall with Sue Perkins for BBC2. Emma also developed C4’s Bafta-nominated Cutting Edge The F---ing Fulfords.
Emma has been a mentor for Channel 4’s diversity training scheme seven times and is currently a member of the advisory panel for the NFTS Factual & Development Diploma. She has been a member of the BAFTA Television Committee since July 2014 and is currently co-chairing the film and television committee for Bafta Breakthrough Brits initiative with Marc Samuelson.
Otto is a Film and Television Director whose has made a number critically acclaimed shows including; FIVE DAYS, CRIMINAL JUSTICE, the provocative drama, BLACK MIRROR and the massive critical and commercial success, PEAKY BLINDERS.
Otto has won a hatful of awards for his work including two BAFTA’s, two Royal Television Society Awards, Emmy’s, Golden Globes and many more. He is a member of BAFTA, Directors UK and The Directors Guild of America.
He is also the director of the production company Silver Ants and has a number of feature films in development with Warner Brothers, Studio Canal, Film 4, BBC films, HBO and others. He is currently in pre-production on Lionsgate’s ROBIN HOOD.
Otto also frequently lectures on Film-making at the University of London, Oxford University and other establishments. He is also a passionate campaigner against cyberabuse and a vocal advocate on Men’s well-being.
Otto lives with his wife and three kids in Somerset.
Helen is the Head of CBBC Productions, leading a large and multi-platform inhouse production team and creating 360 degree content for 6 to 12 year olds around award winning brands like Newsround, The Dumping Ground, Blue Peter, Wolfblood, Absolute Genius, 4 0 Clock Club and Marrying Mum and Dad.
Previously, she was Head of BBC Entertainment Production North in Manchester and Head of Vision North, producing key network shows including Dragons’ Den and A Question Of Sport.
Helen joined the BBC in 1991 as a Broadcast Journalist Trainee in News, moving to Manchester in 1993 to work on the Daytime and Features slate. She has worked in the North ever since on a wide range of output, developing and executive producing shows for BBC One, Two, Three and Four plus multiplatform and Red Button output. She is a former Chair of RTS NW, Chair of the BBC North Diversity Action Group and sits on the BAFTA TV and Children’s Committees.
Daniel joined Kudos in 2003 and became its Joint CEO in April 2015. He has helped grow Kudos into one of the UK’s most prolific and successful scripted production companies.
Recent Kudos productions include Capital (BBC1), River (BBC1/Netflix), Humans (C4/AMC), Grantchester (ITV/Masterpiece), The Tunnel (Sky Atlantic/Canal Plus France), Utopia (C4), and Broadchurch (ITV/BBC America).
Before he started in television Daniel worked as a dentist and an actor.
Biography to follow
Elizabeth McIntyre is the CEO and Director of Sheffield Doc/Fest, one of the world’s leading documentary festivals. She began her career in production with credits such as the award winning 'The Lost Children of Berlin’, ‘Watergate’ and ‘Five Steps to Tyranny', moving to Factual commissioning at Discovery Networks international, with credits such as 'The Great White Silence in association with the BFI’, ‘Home Front Britain’, ‘Extreme Car Hoaders’ and ‘George Cross Heroes'. She formerly ran Masterschool for Documentary Campus, and is a Board member for WFTV and sits on the BAFTA TV committee.
For the last 25 years Sara has owned and run Sara Putt Associates, an agency for technicians and production personnel. Sara began her career in BBC radio and subsequently in TV production, before establishing her own agency to fill a gap in the market, offering career management to sections of the freelance industry who had not previously been able to access representation. This now includes above the line and VFX talent. Sara Putt Associates has also established its own trainee scheme in order to nurture the next generation of freelance talent.
In 2008 Sara successfully completed the BGP (Business Growth Programme) at Cranfield School of Management in order to develop and strengthen her management skills, and at the moment is doing a Graduate Diploma in Law. She also sits on the Women in Film and TV Board. Throughout her career Sara has also produced films for her clients including Tattoo which was BAFTA nominated for Best Short Film in 2002. For the last three years Sara Putt Associates have sponsored the Breakthrough Talent section of the BAFTA Craft Awards.
Brian started True Vision in 1995. Its first production, The Dying Rooms, was nominated for 2 BAFTAs and won numerous other awards including an Emmy and the Prix Italia. Brian has produced and directed numerous international documentaries through True Vision for the BBC, Channel Four, HBO and Discovery. Mostly tackling human rights and social issuest, they have garnered awards, including 7 Emmies, 2 Peabodies and 7 BAFTAs.
Biography to follow
Greg is Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment. Suspects, The Dog Rescuers with Alan Davies, Ben Fogle: New Lives In The Wild, The Yorkshire Vet and Most Shocking Celebrity Moments… are shining examples of the range of programmes on his slate.
He joined Granada Television’s Entertainment department in 1996, working his way up the ranks through programmes such as You’ve Been Framed!, Stars In Their Eyes and University Challenge, moving to London in 1999 as part of the team that helped Ant and Dec’s SM:TV Live beat the BBC in the Saturday morning ratings battle. As a freelance Producer he launched several entertainment series; Strictly Come Dancing; It Takes Two, Soapstar Superstar and Challenge TV’s reinvention of Bullseye.
Prior to joining Channel 5, Greg was Head of Entertainment at TwoFour, where he Executive Produced the RTS Award winning Are You Smarter Than A Ten Year Old..? and Noel’s Christmas Presents.
Jane Hudson joined ITV Drama in 2013 as Head of Drama Series and a commissioner. Prior to that Jane was a freelance producer for 10 years working on dramas such as Law & Order, Hustle, Waterloo Road and Robin Hood.
Jane started her career 18 years ago as a journalist before joining Mersey Television as a script assistant on Hollyoaks. She then did two years on Coronation Street as a storyliner before joining Casualty where she embarked on her first role as a producer. Jane has also written scripts for Law & Order and Waterloo Road.
Shirley is currently a commissioner in the non-scripted department at Sky, commissioning and overseeing projects for both Sky 1 and Sky Arts. Prior to joining Sky, she worked as a freelance Executive Producer predominantly in the Reality/Constructed Reality arena but she has led teams across multiple genres including Entertainment/Factual Entertainment and Event TV. She gained a reputation for pushing the boundaries of the shows in her care - convincing contributors they were on a 5 day Space mission in Space Cadets, staging a fake air disaster on board a genuine jet 30,000 feet up for a Derren Brown Special and reinventing Big Brother when the show became ‘evil’ for series 5 resulting in a National TV Award. She also helped turn The Only Way is Essex in to a lucrative brand and the recipient of the BAFTA Audience award. Other credits include The Salon, Splash! & The Magaluf Weekender
She began her career in live TV on magazine shows This Morning and Good Morning with Anne and Nick remaining at the BBC in daytime for 3 years before relocating to London to work as a producer on The Big Breakfast and eventually finding her way to Big Brother and a love of the reality genre.
Biography to follow
Ade Rawcliffe runs the Creative Diversity team at Channel 4 where her role is to drive Channel 4’s 360°Diversity Charter through the organisation.
Ade has worked as a Commissioning Editor in Features, where her commissions include: Daily Brunch, Ainsley Harriott’s Street Food, Britain’s Youngest Carers and Don’t Blame Facebook.
Before joining Channel 4, Ade worked as a Producer across both the BBC and the independent sector with credits including Big Brother, Right to Reply, The Big Breakfast, Stars in Their Eyes, This Morning and A Question of Sport.
She is always looking for ways to develop diverse talent and plays a key part in Channel 4’s on-going commitment to reflecting the diversity of contemporary Britain in all its variety. Ade is a British Nigerian from Macclesfield, who was a National Heptathlon Champion and has worked in the North West of England, where she maintains close links.