As part of her Lecture, Jane will draw on years of experience in bringing together the best creative teams around a script and the confidence this has given her to make bold decisions. She will examine the conditions needed to preserve and protect creative ambition, particularly in mainstream television.
Jane Featherstone is the former chief executive of Kudos and co-chairman of Shine UK. In 2015, she founded Sister Pictures, an independent television production company specialising in bold and distinctive scripted stories for UK and international audiences. Her work includes BAFTA-winning series Broadchurch, Spooks, Humans, Life on Mars and Flowers, as well as upcoming BBC/Sundance relationship drama The Split, and ITV series Clean Break Chernobyl for HBO/Sky and Giri Haji for BBC/ Netflix..
The BAFTA television lecture is the highlight of BAFTA's industry programme where we invite one of television's foremost figures to give their personal view on creative excellence and their vision for the future. Previous speakers include Liz Warner, Tim Hincks, Lenny Henry, Armando Iannucci, Stephen Fry, Lorraine Heggessey and HBO’s Colin Callender.
After her Lecture, Jane will be in conversation with Writer and Journalist Gareth McLean.
18.45 Champagne Taittinger Reception
19.15 Lecture begins followed by Q+A
Members tickets on sale Wednesday 13 September, 09.30
Public Tickets on sale Friday 22 September, 12.30