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 has been Head of Popular Factual at Oxford Scientific Films since 2015. In the last year she has produced Messages Home: Lost Films of the British Army and House of Teen Mums both for Channel 4. She is currently working on a 3-part series for Channel 4 documentaries.
She previously held keys role both in production and development at major companies such as Mentorn Media, Twofour Broadcast and Warner Brothers UK - Watershed TV where she developed the series Stacey Dooley Investigates: World’s Worst Place to be a Woman (BBC3).
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 other 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.
She has been a member of the BAFTA Television Committee since July 2014 and co-chaired the film and television committee for Bafta Breakthrough Brits in 2015.
Emma has been a mentor for Channel 4’s diversity training scheme seven times.
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.
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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.
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.
Greg is Channel 5’s Commissioning Editor for Factual Entertainment. Critically acclaimed, ground breaking crime drama 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.
Biography to follow
Jon Mountague is Head of Comedy at Sky where he is responsible for titles such as Yonderland, Moone Boy, Hunderby and Alan Partridge’s Mid-Morning Matters across Sky1, Sky Atlantic and Sky Arts. He also commissions and execs Sky’s On Demand Comedy Shorts. Previously he was Commissioning Editor at Sky where he commissioned Stella, Mount Pleasant, A Young Doctor’s Notebook and Trollied. Before joining Sky Jon was Head of Comedy at BBC Comedy North Exec-ing and producing a suite of award winning TV, Radio and on line shows including Johnny Vegas’s ‘Ideal’. He has worked at a range of indies and on shows for the BBC, ITV, C4 and C5
As Director of Communications for Fox Networks Group, Europe and Africa, Daniel leads all consumer, corporate and internal communications for the organisation, which operate 151 channels run from 28 offices, broadcasting in 52 countries, with 250 million viewers across the region. Prior to this role, Daniel was an Associate Director at freuds, the global full service communications and public relations firm, where he lead the Media & Entertainment Team providing a range of media services to his clients including the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA), NBCUniversal, Warner Bros, Scripps Networks, Viacom International, Endemol Shine Group, Sky Europe and The Imaginarium Studios to name a few. Pre freuds, Dan spent over four years at the BBC in the Communications team, handling publicity for properties including Strictly Come Dancing, BBC iPlayer and EastEnders. Daniel began his career in the media with international roles at Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company.
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