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The Break-Through Talent Award

26 April 2011
Katie Piper & Jon Brown

BAFTA/Chris Sharp

Presented at the Television Craft Awards, the Academy’s Break-Through Talent Award recognises the outstanding new talent of individuals working behind the camera.

Our Break-Through Talent Award pays tribute to an individual whose emerging talents have come to fruition in the last year. Not a true 'beginner's award', it is designed to recognise talent displayed in any part of the behind-the-camera production process - from development through to delivery and across all genres.

Presented annually at the British Academy Television Craft Awards entries might comprise one piece of work or a number of programmes, each of which must have been transmitted during the previous year. Craft: logo plain

Previous Winners

Break-through TalentBAFTA / Richard Kendal 2012

The Break-Through Talent Award in 2012 was won by Kwadjo Dajan.

Breakthrough Talent winner: Jon Brown (article Crop)BAFTA/Chris Sharp 2011

The Break-Through Talent Award in 2011 was won by Jon Brown, writer of Mongrels.

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Jessie VersluysBAFTA/Richard Kendal 2010

In 2010 the Break-Through Talent Award was won by Jessie Versluys, director of The Hospital/Katie My Beautiful Face.

Break-through Talent BAFTA / Richard Kendal 2009

The Award in 2009 was won by Daniel Vernon for his work as director and producer on The Man Who Eats Badgers (Wonderland), a BBC documentary series dealing with everyday dramas.

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TVCRAFT08: Director Factual 3BAFTA / Richard Kendal 2008

The Award in 2008 was presented to director Jezza Neumann for his work on China’s Stolen Children - A Dispatches Special (Channel 4/True Vision).

Craft 07: Break-Through TalentBAFTA / Richard Kendal 2007

The Break-Through Talent Award in 2007 was won by writer Sharon Foster for her work on the BBC Two drama, Shoot the Messenger.

In 2012 the Break-Through Talent Award was generously sponsored by Sara Putt Associates. Sara Putt Associates [logo]