- Leading TV production company Spun Gold TV appointed as co-producers of the EE BAFTA Film Awards and the BAFTA Television Awards shows for two years
- Premier appointed to lead the 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards PR campaign
Today, BAFTA announces the appointment of Spun Gold TV as co-producers of the EE BAFTA Film Awards and the BAFTA Television Awards for the next two years (2023 and 2024), following a tender process. Spun Gold were selected on the basis of their creative, ambitious and innovative thinking and extensive industry experience.
Spun Gold will build on 20 years of experience of delivering BAFTA-winning TV event productions, including landmark ITV programming for Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday and The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations. The production company will work with BAFTA to reimagine and significantly expand the production and format of both events to deliver BAFTA’s most ambitious celebrations of talent and creativity to-date. With a vision to offer viewers at home the best seats in the house, BAFTA and Spun Gold TV will deliver two of the biggest nights in the UK’s entertainment calendar.
Both ceremonies will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC One HD and BBCiPlayer, from the Royal Festival Hall, with the red carpet streamed live across BAFTA and BBC’s social channels. The EE BAFTA Film Awards will take place on 19 February 2023. The BAFTA Television Awards will take place on 14 May.
Premier will lead the EE BAFTA Film Awards PR campaign and media manage BAFTA’s legendary red carpet and ceremony from its new home at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. Confirmed today for the first time, Premier bring a wealth of experience from across the entertainment industry and will lead the comms strategy and delivery across all aspects of the campaign, from the nominations reveal (19 January 2023) to the EE BAFTA Film Sessions (February 2023), to the ceremony. Multitude Media will continue to lead the campaign for the BAFTA Television Awards and BAFTA Television Craft Awards.
EE continues its long-standing partnership with BAFTA as the headline sponsor of the BAFTA’s Film Awards in 2023, working with BAFTA to bring film fans closer to the awards through the magic of technology. Since the partnership began, EE has not only worked with BAFTA to introduce the prestigious EE Rising Star Award but also used its award-winning network to create new and exciting opportunities for film fans to be part of the action.
Emma Baehr, Executive Director of Awards and Content, said: “Our Awards are a unique and treasured celebration of British and international creativity. With a new venue for our EE BAFTA Film Awards, it felt a natural moment to reinvent and expand the format. We can’t wait to deliver two of the best and biggest nights in the UK’s entertainment calendar for film and TV fans at home and around the world, and to share our exciting plans in more detail soon.”
Kalpna Patel-Knight, BBC Head of Entertainment, said: “As an award-winning production outfit, Spun Gold TV has a first-class reputation in making high quality, innovative and engaging content. I am really looking forward to seeing how Spun Gold TV put their own spin on two of the biggest and best celebrations of the British creative arts in the calendar.”
Nick Bullen, CEO, Spun Gold TV added: “It is an honour to be asked to produce two of the most prestigious events in the entertainment world’s calendar. We’re looking forward to working together with BAFTA and the BBC to create exciting content for viewers that celebrates the best creative talent from around the globe.”
The BAFTA Awards shows bring together British and international talent to celebrate creative excellence across the screen industries, and to inspire the next generation of talent. Both awards have been a core part of the charity’s mission to identify and celebrate creative excellence, and drive positive industry change, since its inception 75 years ago. With new CEO Jane Millichip having joined in October, and a major redevelopment of BAFTA’s HQ completed earlier this year, 2022 marks an exciting year of transformation and renewal for the organisation.
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BAFTA – the British Academy of Film and Television Arts - 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 more, visit www.bafta.org. BAFTA is a registered charity (no. 216726).
About Spun Gold TV
Spun Gold TV is one of the U.K.’s most successful independent TV production companies, making hundreds of hours of exciting, dynamic and diverse programming for multiple platforms across the U.K. and international markets. Recent shows include: The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration (ITV), Westminster Abbey: Behind Closed Doors (Channel 5), The Prince’s Master Crafters: The Next Generation (Sky), Ancient Secrets of Althorp: Charles Spencer Channel 4), Inside Dubai: Playground of the Rich (BBC 2), Diana’s Decades (ITV), Tom Parker: Inside My Head (Channel 4), World’s Most Luxurious Hotels (Channel 4), Twenty-First Century Firsts (ITV), Inside Monaco: Playground of the Rich (BBC 2), Great Canal Journeys (Channel 4), Love Your Garden (ITV), Inside the QE2 (Channel 5), and Secrets of the Crown (ITV).
Premier provides world-class communications solutions for the international Entertainment, Arts and Culture Industries. Clients include major producers, distributors, broadcasters and streamers of filmed entertainment together with the best-known actors, directors, artists and performers alongside the highest profile gaming companies, consumer brands, entertainment and arts festivals. Premier is over 20 years old, based in London and independently owned by its senior management team.
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Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre occupying a prominent riverside location that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. We exist to present great cultural experiences that bring people together and we achieve this by providing the space for artists to create and present their best work and by creating a place where as many people as possible can come together to experience bold, unusual and eye-opening work. We want to take people out of the everyday, every day. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. The Southbank Centre is made up of the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery as well as being home to the National Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection. It is also home to six Resident Orchestras (Aurora Orchestra, Chineke! Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Philharmonia Orchestra). For more, visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk