Breakthrough leaders are among Bafta winners.
Series Editor Amina Badresingh picked up an award for Gogglebox, while Producer/ Director Nelson Adeosun won for Uprising at Sundays Bafta’s. Other winners included Mo Gilligan, Big Zuu’s and Shoaib Sharifi. You can see the full list of Bafta winners here. And go to our socials to check out Zuu’s epic speech. A must!
BAFTA Chair Krishnendu Majumdar Says British TV Biz “Desperately Needs Diversity” At Highest Levels
Majumdar — who is the first non-white chair of BAFTA — told the audience in his speech that “we desperately need diversity among leaders and the gate keepers who run television – at board level, heads of channels, key creatives and decision makers.”
While Britain’s TV industry has taken steps to address its ongoing issues with representation and diversity, precious little progress has been made at that top tier.
Ncuti Gatwa: BBC names actor as next Doctor Who star
Actor Ncuti Gatwa will take over from Jodie Whittaker as the star of Doctor Who, the BBC has announced.
The 29-year-old will become the 14th Time Lord on the popular science fiction show, and the first person of colour to play the lead role.
Scottish actor Gatwa, who was born in Rwanda, is best known for starring in Netflix’s sitcom Sex Education.
He told BBC News: “It feels really amazing. It’s a true honour. This role is an institution and it’s so iconic.”
Red Sauce has named Jess Mitchell as their development producer
Popular factual indie Red Sauce has added newly-created roles across production and development management as it wins a ‘significant volume of commissions’.
Mitchell’s development/production credits include Cardiff Productions’ We Are Black and British, and The Rap Game.
She was also previously development producer at BBC Studios. Dargov has worked with a number of indies, including Label1 and Crackit Productions, his credits include E4’s Send Nudes and ITV’s The Social Media Murders