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Meet the BAFTA Scotland team who are based in Glasgow

Jude MacLaverty - Director

Jude MacLavertyJude MacLaverty has worked for BAFTA Scotland in different roles since 2004.  Firstly as a freelance events organiser, then as Awards co-ordinator prior to becoming Director in 2011.  Jude graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in Fine Art however whilst studying she worked in the Cameo, an independent art house cinema which introduced her to the inspiring world of contemporary film, world cinema and classic double bills.  Jude also worked in the Traverse Theatre, Scotland’s New Writing Theatre and The List Magazine.  Prior to BAFTA Scotland, Jude was previously the Director of the Celtic Media Festival, an annual peripatetic 3 day event that promotes the languages and cultures of the Celtic Nations and Regions in television, radio, film and digital media.

  • Jude MacLaverty
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Beverley McMillan - Learning & Events Producer 

Beverley McMillan

    Following university Beverley started her career as a researcher at BBC Radio Scotland on The Fred MacAulay Show and On and Off the Ball before moving on to become a freelance production co-ordinator in the Scottish film industry.  In 2002, Beverley joined Glasgow Film Office as Film Liaison Officer before moving up the ranks and taking on various positions including Business Services Executive, Marketing Executive and finally heading up the office as Acting Film Commissioner.

    Beverley joined BAFTA Scotland in 2013 as Learning and Events Producer where she works on a programme of events for BAFTA Scotland members, industry practitioners and emerging talent.

    • Beverley McMillan
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    Jenna Cunningham - Awards Manager 

    Jenna CunninghamJenna joined BAFTA Scotland in 2009 and has worked in various roles since then, including as Events Co-ordinator, Awards Co-ordinator and Production Manager.  During this time Jenna also worked on a freelance basis as Events Manager at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Jenna has a BA (hons) degree in Film and Media Studies and has also worked at the Filmhouse Cinema, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Celtic Media Festival. 


    Jenna became Awards Manager at BAFTA Scotland in August 2014.

    • Jenna Cunningham
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    Tessa Buchanan - Awards & Events Coordinator

    Tessa joined BAFTA Scotland in 2016 as an Awards Coordinator. She studied American Literature and Film Studies at University of Sussex and did a year abroad at LSU in Louisiana. She has a MSc in Filmmaking and Media Arts from University of Glasgow. Previous experience includes working as a production assistant on independent features both in the UK/US and as an industry communications coordinator for Edinburgh International Film Festival.

    Tessa joined BAFTA Scotland 2016 as the freelance awards coordinator, she was then hired full time as Awards & Events coordinator in January 2019. 

    • Tessa Buchanan
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    Becca McDonagh - Membership & Communications Assistant

    Becca graduated from Glasgow University in 2017, with a Joint Honours degree in English Literature & Film and TV Studies. During her time at university she directed a short documentary, and had work screened at an art exhibition opening at Callendar House. After her time at Glasgow Uni she joined Glasgow based editing house, Edit123 as post-production runner.

    Becca joined BAFTA Scotland in August 2018 and co-ordinates membership, website content and social media channels. 

    • Becca McDonagh
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