20 January 14
See what TV industry events are coming up in the BAFTA calendar.
Monday 17 March at 6.30pm
We are delighted to announce the BAFTA Television Lecture will be delivered by actor, writer, comedian and BAFTA-nominated performer Lenny Henry CBE. Henry will offer his views on the creative landscape in television, with a particular focus on the representation of Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) groups in front of and behind the camera. Henry will draw on personal experiences from a career spanning nearly 40 years, as well as findings from his current PhD research into BAME representation in the media.
Wednesday 19 March at 6.00pm
Multi-award winning writer Greg Daniels is best known for developing The Office for NBC, and co-creating Parks and Recreation and King of the Hill, where he was the initial showrunner for all three series. Greg began his career on Saturday Night Live before moving to The Simpsons and has won 5 Primetime Emmys. A true comedy great, Greg has been working in the industry for over twenty years and this is a unique opportunity to hear his insights into his craft.
Monday 24 March at 7.00pm
BAFTA TV Question Time returns one week after Lenny Henry CBE delivers the BAFTA Television Lecture. The actor and comedian is set to highlight his views on the decline in black and ethnic minorities in front of, and behind, the camera. In the month Director-General Tony Hall announced BBC Three’s move to online, the channel’s controller, Zai Bennett, will join a panel of top TV producers, commissioners and critics: comedy producer and Managing Director at Rough Cut TV, Ash Atalla (The Office, Cuckoo); Sky’s Head of Drama, Anne Mensah; owner and founder of BAFTA-winning Manchester-based indie Nine Lives, Cat Lewis; and the Independent newspaper columnist, Owen Jones. Broadcaster Steve Hewlett (The Media Show, BBC Radio 4) will chair a debate about that and plenty more with some of the industry’s best-known faces, commissioners and critics. Click here to submit a question.
Monday 31 March at 7.00pm
Michael Price is one of the UK’s most sought after composers. His work on the critically acclaimed BBC series Sherlock has earned him double Emmy and BAFTA nominations as well as a Royal Television Society Award. Prior to achieving acclaim as a composer himself, Michael enjoyed significant achievements as a music editor, working on some of the most celebrated films of the past decade, including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Richard Curtis’ Love Actually and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, and Children of Men.
Wednesday 9 April at 6.30pm
Join Anna Pritchard as she shares her insight on the craft of production design. She has worked across film and television, with credits including series two of Channel 4’s acclaimed Top Boy, Sky Living’s The Psychopath Next Door, BBC’s Inside Men and the RTS nominated drama My Murder. In association with Birds Eye View Film Festival.
Generation Next London
Generation Next Salford
BAFTA TV Forum: Generation Next returns this year with events in London and Salford. On Friday 9 May, Generation Next London will be for those who have already taken their first steps in television, have some experience under their belt and now want to find out more about how the industry works. Generation Next Salford on Friday 16 May will be aimed at anyone who is passionate about forging a career in the television industry.
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