Done and Dusted wins bid for co-production of Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards
Whizz Kid Entertainment will continue to co-produce EE British Academy Film Awards
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today announced the co-production partners for both its Film Awards and Television Awards in 2018.
Done and Dusted has been appointed the new co-producers of the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards, taking place on Sunday 13 May. Whizz Kid Entertainmnent will continue to work with BAFTA Productions in delivering the EE British Academy Film Awards, to be held on Sunday 18 February. Both award ceremonies will be broadcast on BBC One.
BAFTA’s Film, Games and Television Awards are co-produced by BAFTA Productions, which creates unique, unmissable content for its channels, clients and for broadcasters all over the world. With exclusive access to BAFTA events and unrivalled contacts within the film, games and television industries, BAFTA Productions makes exceptional talent available to a global audience. Following the broadcast of Sir Lenny Henry: A Life on Screen (BBC 2) in December, co-produced by Whizz Kid Entertainment, BAFTA Productions and Whizz Kid will be continuing the series with Michael Palin: A Life on Screen (BBC 2), which will be broadcast later this year.
Clare Brown, Director of Production at BAFTA said: “We’re thrilled to be working in collaboration with such fantastic companies on two of BAFTA’s biggest nights of the year. Whizz Kid Entertainment have worked alongside BAFTA Productions in co-producing the Film Awards for over a decade, and we’re delighted to be continuing this long-standing relationship with such a talented team. Done and Dusted holds an outstanding record of producing shows of scale, and following their incredible work on the British Academy Britannia Awards in Los Angeles, we’re hugely excited to see them bring this creativity to our Television Awards for the first time.”
Simon Pizey CEO of Done and Dusted commented: “We are absolutely delighted that we have been asked to produce the ultimate awards for people in the television industry, which will be headed by our executive producer Lisa Clark, and are very grateful to the BAFTA organisation for their trust.”
Malcolm Gerrie CEO of Whizz Kid Entertainment commented: "We are so proud to have produced the annual ceremonies for several years now and to win the Film Awards again is testament to the continual creativity and hard work of the team here, led by our executive producer Katherine Allen. We love working collaboratively with BAFTA Productions and are thrilled to be working on another Life On Screen with them and naturally we look forward to taking one of the world's most high-profile award ceremonies to even greater heights in 2018.''
Kate Philips Controller, Entertainment Commissioner at the BBC commented: “BAFTA’s Film and Television Awards are two of the most exciting fixtures in the BBC’s television calendar. We are thrilled to be working next year alongside Whizz Kid Entertainment and Done and Dusted in producing these outstanding events, which are enjoyed hugely by BBC One’s viewers.”
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.