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?
Richard started his TV career at the BBC, progressing through production to Director and then Producer in BBC Comedy . He then moved to be Head of Comedy for Central & Carlton. Returning to directing and producing as a freelancer, he also directed comedies in America.
Comedy has always been his speciality and to date has directed and - or produced just over 350 episodes of TV comedies, winning his first BAFTA and an RTS Award for directing ‘Blackadder Goes Fourth’ , and two further BAFTAs for ‘The Sketch Show’ and ‘The IT Crowd’, along with 11 nominations in other award ceremonies.
As Director of Programmes for Graham Linehan’s Indie: Delightful Industries – he is in production on projects including - Count Arthur Strong for BBC 1 and Motherland for BBC2. He also directs Ben Elton's 'Upstart Crow'.
Richard was a member of the TV Committee 2014-16 and is delighted to have been re-elected for another term.
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Liz 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’ for Steven Spielberg’s Shoah Foundation, ‘Five Steps to Tyranny' (BBC), ‘No Place Like Home’ (BBC), ‘Dangerous Love’ (BBC), ‘Watergate’ (BBC) and the series ‘Missing’ (BBC), before moving to Factual commissioning at Discovery Networks international, with credits such as ‘The Battle of Ancre and Advance of the Tanks in association with the IWM’, 'The Great White Silence in association with the BFI’, ‘Home Front Britain in association with the BFI’, ‘Extreme Car Hoarders’, ‘Outrageous Acts of Science’ and ‘Ed Stafford Marooned’. She formerly ran Masterschool for Documentary Campus Berlin, is a Board member for WFTV and sits on the BAFTA TV and Learning and New Talent Committees.
McIntyre is a graduate of the University of Birmingham.
Emma Morgan his the new Creative Director of Factual at Firecracker Films and has recently been Head of Popular Factual at Oxford Scientific Films where she exec produced A Very British Hotel with access to the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, House of Teen Mums, Messages Home: Lost Films of the British Army all for Channel 4.
Emma previously held key roles both in production and development at Mentorn Media and Twofour Broadcast. Her development and production credits include Angry White & Proud, The Fried Chicken Shop: Life in a Day, Why Men Wear Frocks with Grayson Perry and The F-ing Fulfords (all for C4); Reggie Yates: Teen Gangs, Stacey Dooley: Beaten By My Boyfriend, Free Speech and Hotel of Mum & Dad (all for BBC3); The Art on Your Wall with Sue Perkins (BBC2), Edwardian Insects on Film (BBC4), Saving Ed Mitchell (ITV1), Gregg’s: More Than Meats the Pie (Sky1) and Young & Married (MTV International).
Emma has been a mentor for Channel 4’s diversity training scheme seven times and is the Deputy Chair of the TV Committee and on the Board of Directors of BAFTA.
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.
Beryl directs Film, TV drama and comedy. In TV, as lead director, she’s helped create many popular UK teens and kids series, for which she has been awarded 4 BAFTA’s, and 2 Int. EMMY nominations, most recently in 2016 for interactive comedy Secret Life of Boys.
Beryl’s short drama Firework screened in competition at Heartland USA and Bristol Encounters in 2016, and is part of Wrong Planet, a feature drama/documentary made with her son Joe, based on his life in a special school. Beryl’s short films have been shown in 60 international festivals. Her feature script Runaway won the VFF screenwriting prize at the Berlinale.
Beryl has exec produced 170 kids short films for the European Broadcasting Union working with writers and directors in 38 countries, many films appear in international festivals; two have recently won a BAFTA for the BBC and S4C.
In 2011 Beryl joined the board of Directors UK, and was Chair 2015 to 2017. She helped found and chaired the DUK’s Gender Equality Group, which has led campaigning for better representation of women directors in the UK and worldwide. She won the 2016 Women in Film/ITV Achievement of the Year award in recognition of this work.
Beryl has been a Bafta mentor for students from NFS and LFS, and set up a film club and then mentored teenage students with autism and ADHD, who went on to attend film school. She is co-founder and programmer of Furzedown community film festival in Tooting.
Beryl is also based in Killyleagh, Northern Ireland where she has directed recent TV work and set up a production company Strangford Pictures Ltd.
Liz Trubridge began her career at the BBC and worked her way through the production ranks to producer. Nominated for a BAFTA for her first production, she left the BBC to work freelance. It was on her first feature film that she began her collaboration with Julian Fellowes, which then led to their partnership on Downton Abbey. She produced all six series and is now a multi-award winning producer whose accolades include a Primetime Emmy, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and the Producers Guild of America Award.
Her film and tv credits include A Song For Jenny starring Emily Watson, From Time To Time starring Maggie Smith, Timothy Spall and Dominic West and A Short Stay in Switzerland with Julie Walters. Most recently she produced some of the second series of Bernard Cornwell’s The Last Kingdom for BBC Two and is now working on the second series of Tin Star for Sky Atlantic.
Currently commissioning Editor for Documentaries across BBC One and Two. Award winning Current Affairs producer and Executive Producer. As a Commissioner responsible for the multi award winning series Who Do you Think You Are, The Week The Immigrants Left (RTS/Broadcast nominee), Famous Rich And Homeless (RTS winner), Grumpy Old Men (Broadcast winner), BAFTA-nominated Baby P :The Untold Story, The Met, Camilla’s Kids Company, The Queen at 90, Class of 92 Out Of Their League, The Last Whites Of The East End and on BBC Two, The fact-based historic drama The Scandalous Lady W, The Great Pottery Throw Down and most recently, Mr V Mrs: Call the Mediator.
Previously Acting Head of Documentaries during which time greenlit The Real Marigold Hotel, Exodus, Camilla’s Kids Company, Mr V Mrs: Call the Mediator, Choosing To Die, British Vogue.
Ran first Fresh strand, BBC Three new talent initiative and developed new Directors as well as new Indies, who are now some of the most successful in the business.
Committed to developing new and diverse talent across channels. Produced BBC Two Jamaica 40 season, Mixed race season. Commissioned Life and Deaf for BBC Four, The New Black for the up coming Black British season on BBC Two .
Hannah is Managing Director of Boundless, which is FremantleMedia UK’s factual label. Hannah first joined as Creative Director in March 2014, before becoming MD in July 2015. Boundless sits alongside the other FremantleMedia production labels; Newman Street, Retort, Talkback, Thames and Euston Films.
Shows produced by Boundless include ‘The Apprentice’, ‘You’re Fired’, ‘Grand Designs’, ‘Escape To The Country’, ‘Great British Railway Journeys’, ‘Four Rooms’, ‘Dara and Ed’s Great Big Adventure’ and ‘Great Continental Railway Journeys’.
Hannah held two roles at Mentorn, first as Head of Factual Entertainment and then as Director of Programmes. Whilst at Mentorn Hannah was responsible for shows such as ‘The Fried Chicken Shop’ and ‘Up All Night: Minicabs’ both for Channel 4, ‘Watermen: A Dirty Business’ for BBC 2, ‘Hotel of Mum and Dad’ and ‘Stacey Dooley: The Truth About Domestic Violence’ both for BBC Three, ‘The Hairy Bikers Mississippi Adventure’ and ‘John Torode’s Australia’ for UKTV Food and ‘Young and Married’ for MTV, among many others.
Hannah has also enjoyed a prolific career in popular factual and factual entertainment as a freelancer working on shows including ‘No 57 The History of a House’ for Channel 4 and ‘Gardens Through Time’ for BBC2’. Her factual entertainment slate includes the first ever ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ for Channel 4, ‘School Musical’ for Sky 1 and ‘Diet on the Dancefloor’ for Sky Living; daily live studio shows such as ‘Great Food Live’ and ‘Saturday Kitchen’ and also high volume daytime documentaries including ‘Pet Rescue’ and ‘Great Estates’.
Hannah studied History at Sussex University.
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